Brimscombe and Thrupp Climate Action Network (BATCAN) organised an electric bike exhibition at Stroud Brewery on Sunday.
Electric bikes (e-bikes) often look like conventional bicycles but feature an electric motor and a rechargeable battery which assists the rider’s pedal power – most notably when riding uphill.
Organiser Gisela Blee said: “We call this Stroud Bike Expo and it was organised under the auspices of BATCAN. Stroud Brewery kindly gave us the use of their car park and we contacted four e-bike sellers, Ark Cycles, The Bike Works, EDEMO and The Electric Bike Shop Stroud. We’ve also asked people to bring their bikes so you can talk to real owners.
“The event is to increase awareness – people may not realise they can go to the shops and commute to work – and to encourage more cycling.
“Stroud has got particular challenges with many hills, and English weather is not always the best. An e-bike cuts out the hills and makes it a much more pleasurable experience, you don’t end up hot and sweaty when you cycle to work, so great for commuting, great for shopping and great for getting around.”