Sustrans is partnering with Bosch to bring e-bike charging stations to the National Cycle Network.
Known as PowerStatations, the charging points are free to use and available to all e-bike riders.
They are placed in key locations across the network, including:
- Sherwood Forest on National Route 6
- Scotland (along the Caledonia Way)
There are also plans to introduce PowerStations to many more sites across the UK.
Sustrans says the new charging infrastructure will enable e-bike users to attempt longer rides and explore new places.
It will also help to make the UK’s routes and countryside more accessible to people who rely on e-bikes to get around, the charity adds.
Xavier Brice, Sustrans CEO, said: “By installing charging stations across the National Cycle Network, we are delivering our shared-vision for a UK-wide network of traffic-free paths, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve.
“This infrastructure for e-bike charging will provide new and existing users with a safe and accessible way to use the National Cycle Network, free from charging anxiety.”
Chris Astle, UK marketing manager, Bosch eBike Systems, said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to develop the National Cycle Network and make these amazing routes accessible to everyone.”