Charging points at Sherwood Pines set to power pedal revolution

A new charging station for eBikes has been installed at the hugely popular Sherwood Pines park in near Edwinstowe to help kickstart a pedal revolution.

By wayne swiffin
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 5:39 pm

The charging station at Sherwood Pines Cycles, in Sherwood Forest, is a result of a partnership between Sustrans and Bosch eBike Systems.

Bosch has donated six charging points, known as PowerStations, which have been installed across the National Cycle Network, which is managed by Sustrans and which cuts through Sherwood Pines.

Only Bosch batteries are compatible with the PowerStations, but it is hoped future phases of the project will see charging points becoming compatible with othersystems.

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It is hoped that the installatin of an eBike charging point at Sherwood Pines will help more people enjoy what the area has to offer.

When fully charged, the average battery can provide up to 40 miles in the right conditions, and depending on the size of the e-Bike battery, a 50 per cent charge can be achieved in about an hour using a PowerStation.

Dave Clasby, Sustrans Midlands & East partnerships manager, said: “At Sustrans, we want to make it easier for people to walk and cycle and that’s exactly what these new PowerStations will do.

“There’s clear evidence the pandemic led people to re-evaluate their travel choices now more and more are choosing eBikes.

“Although this is just one charging point, I hope it’s the first step in our pedal revolution as we ride towards a more sustainable future.”Sustrans belives the National Cycle Network is for everyone, and the PowerStations will make it ‘even more accessible to cyclists, families, and groups of mixed abilities and fitness levels’.A spokesman added they would give eBike riders ‘the confidence to ride for longer, helping to bring e-Bike tourism and bike-packing to more people and places around the UK’.

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