They have been delighted to see so many people take to their bikes during this last year but urge residents to continue the trend in light of the climate crisis.
Peter says.”The government have set out ambitious targets for active travel in their Net Zero Strategy and whilst we are already fortunate to have some good cycle routes connecting our towns, more will be needed to enable half of our journeys to be undertaken by bikes by 2030. We are in no doubt about the benefits of swapping 4 wheeled transport for 2 wheels and Ebikes are a valuable tool to replace car journeys with an accessible and great way to bridge the distance of your commute”.
According to a recent study by Oxford Scientists published in the journal of Global Environmental Change, switching just one car trip a day to ebiking or cycling can greatly reduce your carbon footprint. A significant contribution that will also offer health benefits.
Peter Claxton agrees, “switching from car to active travel is one thing you can do to make a real difference. We all have a responsibility to tackle the climate crisis and make real changes now”. He continues. “here in Dorset, each person creates an average of 4.4 tonnes of CO2 per year (source: ONS). The research supports a saving of 0.5 tonnes of CO2 by swapping just one journey a day to eBiking or cycle. The study went on to show that those who already cycle have 84% lower CO2 emissions from all daily travel than non-cyclists”.