E-Biking Between Home Visits
People have been enjoying riding electric bikes (E-Bikes) for many years. With recent advances in technology, manufacturers now have the ability to make smaller, lighter and longer lasting batteries resulting in the market offering much more appealing and affordable bikes. There are many reasons people choose an E-Bikes, from people with poor health and limited energy to others that just want to cover more miles (and go faster) than they would on a conventional bicycle.
Outspoken Training offer one to one E-Bike training sessions that are tailored to suit each individual’s needs and to help build their confidence in using an E-Bike. The trainees will enjoy tuition from a qualified National Standard Instructor, progressively taking them through the 3 Levels of the National Standrd for cycling, whilst learning how to use the power features of the E-Bike.
One company that have been working with Outspoken recently is Bluebird Care, based in Hardwick, who decided to purchase E-Bikes and organise cycle training for their home-care staff. Simon Theobald, Director, explained why he made the decision:
“The concept of providing our staff with E-Bikes has enabled us to provide jobs for people who wish to get into community care but have been prevented from doing so by being unable to drive a car. The training ensures the staff are properly equipped to travel around the busy streets of Cambridge and enables us to fulfil our ‘duty of care’.”
Feedback from the home-care staff confirmed the training was essential to building their confidence riding around Cambridge:
“I have not had much experience of cycling on the roads and felt the training was really helpful. It gave me a lot more confidence in the busy traffic."
To complete the package Simon has arranged for our sister company (Outspoken Cycles) to maintain the E-Bikes with regular servicing, to ensure they remain in good working order and continue to help the business deliver care within the community.
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