Local e-bike ambassadors are ordinary Cork people from all walks of life who use electric bicycles in their daily commutes or just to get around quickly and easily.
Orla Burke, Cork
Orla Burke is a mother of two living in Cork city centre. She bought an electric cargo bicycle when she was seven months pregnant with her second child. Now she feels like she is free to travel anywhere in the city and is closer to everything around her.
Mats Hedberg, Cork
Mats Hedberg bought his electric bicycle after he moved house and his commute became more difficult. For Mats, the environmental benefits are a silver lining. The real benefit is how economical and convenient it is commuting by electric bicycle.
Siún Kearney, Cork
Siún Kearney loves how her electric bicycle keeps her young. She feels safe cycling in the city on a sturdy bicycle. The best part is the look of amazement on her grandchildren’s faces when she races ahead of them the hills.
Jack Kelleher, Clonakilty
Jack Kelleher was an early experimenter with powered bicycles but wrote them off as more trouble than they were worth. Thirty years later, he’s now won over by the modern electric bicycle. It’s his main mode of transport around West Cork.
Paddy and Anna Lane, Mallow
Paddy and Anna Lane use their electric bicycles to explore their world together. They adventure across the hill and vales of North Cork making real quality time while they can. It’s the best money they ever spent on themselves, says Paddy.
Conor and Cormac O’Callaghan, Kinsale
Cormac O’Callaghan’s electric bicycle means he can enjoy life with his friends and family. It’s an easy way to keep his muscle, heart and lung fitness, despite a degenerative condition. Cycling is a quick way to take a break from training and clear his head.
Teresa Watkins, Youghal
Teresa Watkins does her day-to-day business on her electric bicycle. She goes shopping, visits friends – but most of all she enjoys travelling the hinterland of Youghal, being reminded that her great-grandparents cycled the same routes that she does today.