Earlier this summer, DDCA delivered a free eBike loan scheme to promote wellbeing through active travel. 9 participants took part in the free eBike loan scheme of up to 4 weeks per person.
While the free eBike loan was relatively short in terms of time of participants using the bikes, evidence from the participant evaluation indicates that cycling can have an immediately positive impact on people’s mental and physical wellbeing. Furthermore, the scheme suggests that behaviour change in terms of increasing active travel can occur within one month if individuals have access to equipment and infrastructure, such as electric bikes and organisational support. Below is a chart demonstrating that cycling for all types of activities increased during the eBike loan.
For more information on impact and evaluation, read the full report below.
The DDCA free eBike loan 2023 was funded by the Moray Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing fund.