Four electric cargo bikes will soon be available for hire in Hereford city centre following funding from Midlands Net Zero Hub.

The funding, totalling £85,000 will see four eCargo bikes in two fixed docking stations added to the Hereford City public bike share scheme.

Electric cargo bikes are popular, especially on the continent, in countries such as the Netherlands where many people opt out of using their cars and instead use the eCargo bikes to do their weekly shop.

Its hoped that this addition will prove popular, just like the Beryl scheme, which has seen a high level of use since its introduction to Hereford in 2019.

The Energy Saving Trust says:

“eCargo bikes also take up less road-space than conventional vehicles, and can take shorter, faster routes by using cycle and bus lanes, being wheeled through pedestrianised areas, or moving through standstill traffic.”