Newcastle riders – get on your eBike!

This week BYKKO launched a trial for their electric bike share program in Newcastle – and you can all be a part of it!

BYKKO bike share introduced Australia’s first-ever electric bike share system into Newcastle’s West End precinct.

Three electric bicycles will be installed outside the offices of Rethink Financial Group, near the Recharge Café (corner Dick and Hall Streets Newcastle West).

These e-bikes will be available for use by the Newcastle West business community over summer. Free three-month memberships will be available from 30 November 2016 for riders to use the electric bikes around town.

Electric bikes are a convenient and enjoyable transport mode to get you anywhere around Newcastle.

BYKKO electric bikes can be used to attend meetings, go shopping, head up to the beach or to get to and from where you need to go.

The pedal-assisted e-bikes have a daily range of around 50km before they need recharging and the electric motor assists you with speeds of up to 25km per hour, so you will arrive at your destination refreshed and ready.

Of course, you can also use them as normal push bikes, to combine your journey with your fitness regime. And, you won’t need to bother about finding (and paying for) a parking spot. Just lock the e-bike and helmet up and head to your appointment. At the end of your journey, return your E-bykko to the docking station so that it can recharge and be ready for the next user.

The BYKKO RECHARGE trial will include research on how members use the bikes, providing valuable information for future public or private bike share systems for Newcastle.

For more information about the trial, please visit the BYKKO website.

And be sure to check your Bicycle NSW membership is up to date so you have the peace of mind you get from the most comprehensive bike rider’s insurance for recreational riding. To join us, or renew your membership, click here.