We set our colleagues at Ryegate Children’s Centre the challenge of visiting their patients throughout May using an e-bike! Not only is it good for wellbeing but as a Trust we’re always trying to find new ways to become more green. Did you know that those who switch just one trip per day from car driving to cycling reduces their carbon footprint by about 0.5 tonnes a year!
Lana Buchheim, one of our Paediatric Occupational Therapists took up the challenge and hopped on the e-bike to visit patients and various schools across Sheffield, and she was pleasantly surprised by the difference it made to her wellbeing and her work.
Lana said: “Because I work with children with physical and neurodevelopmental differences, I think it’s important they see that learning to ride a bike can lead to opportunities for play and travel throughout their lives. The e-bike is particularly great because it makes active travel so accessible.
“Moreover, arriving to home and school visits on the e-bike always leads to conversations with the children and families I work with about everything from mobility and coordination to how they get to school. It’s also been really helpful with getting around hilly Sheffield and I love that I don’t have to stress about parking or traffic on my community visits.”
Lana completed the highest number of journeys on the e-bike at Ryegate and for all of her fantastic efforts, she received a wonderful hamper of goodies from the Unwrapped zero waste shop in Crookes. Congratulations Lana on all your cycling adventures!
Have you ever tried an e-bike?