Swansea Bay Electric Bicycle Trial

On Monday, 21st August 2017, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service launched their electric bicycle trial for their Business Fire Safety team in Swansea.

In their approach to continually reduce their carbon foot print, as well as promote a culture of health and wellbeing in the workplace, the Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service Businesses Fire Safety Team are the latest users of alternative means of transport when working within the community.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Corporate Head of Prevention & Protection, Mydrian Harries said,

“It was an honour to be at the launch of the electric bicycle trial which will see our Swansea based Business Fire Safety Officers travelling the lengths and breadths of Swansea to inspect business premises using these electric bicycles. With traffic congestion and vehicle travelling costs ever increasing this trial will be both an innovative and healthier way of working for our Officers as they go about their daily work.

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service are very grateful to Cez Mathews from the BikeAbility Wales Charity who provided our Officers with the correct level of cycle proficiency courses to prepare for this trial.”

He added; “It was great to work with the Charity and see first-hand the valuable cycling opportunities they provide to people of all ages and levels of ability at their base in Dunvant in Swansea”.

For any further information on the BikeAbility scheme, please visit the BikeAbility website www.bikeabilitywales.org.uk