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Power to the Pedal for NHS Staff

by Debbie Manning | Jun 08, 2018

Health Workers encouraged to use pedal power to visit patients in Cambridge

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (CCS) have hired two electric bikes (e-bikes) at the Brookfields Hospital Campus on Mill Road.  The e-bikes (from Rutland Cycling) will be available for members of staff from CCS to use, and forms part of the Trusts travel plan, which was introduced following the recent redevelopment of the site.  

Mark Robbins, Director of Finance for CCS said:  “This is the first time that we, as a Trust, have provided e-bikes for staff as part of our travel plan for Cambridge.  If this proves to be a success we may look to expand the scheme across other sites”.

Staff can cycle to their visits during their working day rather than using cars, as they have been supplied with hi-vis vests, helmets and pannier bags so that staff can safely transport equipment.  The e-bikes also come with chargers and Rutland Cycling will service them, and replace the e-bikes every three months.
3845: Alex Forbes from Rutland Cycling presents the e-bikes to Leah Moors, Arden Dierker Viik, Kim Purkiss, Kathryn Mann and Tabitha Slater.

Dan Murtagh, Retail Area Manager from Rutland Cycling said:  “We are delighted to be working with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.  It is our aim to get as many people as we can using e-bikes as a form of transport and we know from experience it will have many benefits for the trust and their staff who use them on a daily basis"


The delivery of the bikes also coincides with Bike Week 2018, which runs from 9 – 17 June 2018, and staff will be encouraged to not only use these e-bikes, but also to use their own bikes too and leave their cars at home.  

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