New eBike gets mayor of Durham’s approval.

A new eBike caught the attention of the mayor of Durham Katie Corrigan last week during a visit to a local electric bike shop.

Mayor of Durham Katie Corrigan (right), owner Simon Jennings (middle) and mayor’s consort Dr Bill Moir (left) in front of the store on Thursday.

The eBike Store, the leading shop of its kind in the north east, welcomed the mayor and her consort, Dr Bill Moir on Thursday to show off a range of electric bikes and in particular the Bergamont eCargo.

“We very much appreciate the mayor and her consort taking the time out of their busy schedule to come along to the store to discuss our new eCargo bike range,” said Simon Jennings, owner of the independent store.

The eCargo is described as being ideal for transporting goods or taking children to school due to a large space at the front of the bike.

The bike, which can carry up to 220kg, has room for a storage box or bench with harnesses that are available on The eBike Store’s website.

The mayor visited the family-owned shop to get a closer look at the new bike that Mr Jennings will be taking to the Teesside Expo later this month. The eBike Store will be talking to local businesses at the Expo about the new Bergamont E-Cargoville bike which is ideal for ‘last mile deliveries’. They will also be providing details of a grant that’s available to local businesses to help with investments into environmentally-friendly vehicles. The event, which is due to take place on March 26 at the Grand Marquee in Wynyard, encourages the development of low carbon delivery systems that can help improve issues such as congestion and air quality.

Mayor Katie Corrigan and her consort Dr Bill Moir were all smiles as they tried out an electric bike .

During the mayor’s visit she also had time to ride one of the other models in the store.

“I think they were also impressed by the new GoCycle range of electric bikes judging by the smiles after riding,” Mr Jennings, whose store have specialised in electric bikes for 10 years, said.

The GoCycle are compact or fold, making them ideal for short commutes into towns or cities, with Mr Jennings also describing them as “great for those who like their gadgets” due to their phone configuration feature.

Electric bikes have become increasingly popular over the past few years, with The eBike Store recently providing a fleet to the police in County Durham.

The eBike Store have provided electric bikes to the police (Credit: Chester-le-Street Police’s Facebook page)

If any local business or family want to give the eCargo or GoCycle range a try, Mr Jennings encourages them to get in touch or come into the store to arrange a demo.

The eBike Store is located in Durham City.

Front Street,
Framwellgate Moor,
Tel 0191 3849913.

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