Electric menace hits Peak District Trails

A PIONEERING project promoting cycling in the Peak District is set to be rolled out across the UK.

The Electric Bicycle Network launched it’s pilot scheme using Carsington Reservoir as a base for providing a web of hire points and charge points for electric bicycles which can be used on nine different circular routes in the Peak District.

The network, which was initially launched in April, has now been expanded, with charge points for the power-assisted cycles now at many more locations around the routes, including Tissington Hall.

Based around the Tissington Triangle, the network has been a hit among holiday-makers and further networks in the Lake District and Devon are planned.

This is just a menace to walkers and horse riders. It is bad enough with a generation of Lance Armstrongs speeding about with no regard for walkers, dog owners and horse riders. Now we have the electric bike.

Isn’t biking supposed to promote healthy living and getting fit. Then how does an electric bike promote that? Isn’t an electric bike for unhealthy, lazy people who will have even less regard for other users of the great Peak District trails.

Still at least the snack bars and cafes will earn a few quid.

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