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Fully Charged to loan London’s NHS workers eBikes

Independent specialist eBike retailer Fully Charged is offering electric bikes to NHS workers in London, providing a safer, healthier alternative for commuting doctors and nurses.

Gocycle is the first partner on Fully Charged’s scheme, and is providing free-of-charge three month loans of its Gocycle GS model

Operated in partnership with industry suppliers, the offer starts today (30 March 202), providing the bikes on a three-month loan for no charge.

The bikes are pedal cycles that use electric motors to provide assistance and come with essentials including lights, mudguards and a lock.

Gocycle is the first partner on the project and is offering more than 20 bikes. Many more bikes will be added to the supply as other providers sign up.

Dan Parsons, Fully Charged director of operations, said: “Bicycle stores have been excluded from the Government’s list of mandatory closures amid the Covid-19 crisis. This is a reflection of the importance of cycling as a viable alternative to using public transport, as well as the benefits it offers to people’s health and wellbeing, particularly at a time of self-isolation and social distancing.

“At Fully Charged, given we’re able to remain operational, our focus is on supporting the country’s key workers – namely NHS staff who are going above and beyond to help those suffering at the hands of COVID-19.

“With cycling exhibitions cancelled, many demo bikes are going unused. Fully Charged is grateful to our business partners for enabling us to get these eBikes into the hands of NHS workers for their use during such difficult times. We hope NHS staff will seize the offer and, moreover, we are calling on the rest of the industry to help provide more support for doctors and nurses in this way.”

Interested NHS workers, as well as cycle industry businesses keen to offer their support to the project, can register their interest via the Fully Charged website.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.