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Carloway Estate Trust is running E-bike trials with local families.

The latest Breasclete Community Association Newsletter reports the Trust will have three e-bikes available for residents to trial this month (May) and early June.

The bikes are being provided by Home Energy Scotland (HES) on behalf of Energy Saving Trust (EST). The three bikes will be available to any household with a key worker for example:

  • NHS and health care workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Teachers, nursey practitioners and education facility staff unable to work from home
  • Emergency service workers (police officers, fire fighters, first responders)
  • Probation officers
  • Social workers if they are unable to work from home
  • Transport operators such as bus drivers
  • Essential retail and distribution staff working with food or medical supplies/equipment.
  • Those working for utility providers such as Scottish Water, SSE or BT
  • Those who provide support to particularly vulnerable groups and are unable to work from home

If you would like to borrow one of the e-bikes for a short time during May and early June, please get in touch with the Trust (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01851 643481).

All bikes will come with instructions, have safety equipment provided and will be checked and cleaned between households.

“We hope they will be available to each household for a week each, but it depends on demand so please get in touch if you are unsure if you are eligible but keen to try.

“We are keen to explore whether an e-bike hire scheme would be suitable for this area so please do take this opportunity to have a go and feedback on whether e-bikes would work in the area,” the Trust says.