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Sustainable Shakespeare - Launching Stratford-upon-Avon’s E-cargo Bike Scheme

Andrew Anderson

On Monday 4 April, representatives from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust went to the launch of the Stratford District Council e-cargo bike scheme at the Cornmarket in Stratford-upon-Avon

The scheme is designed to encourage Stratford businesses to use electric bikes for deliveries, rather than cars or vans, by loaning them a vehicle to trial for up to three months. A fleet of ten bikes in two different designs have been made available for businesses across the district to use.

As the Birthplace Trust showed an early interest in the scheme, we will be one of the first organisations in town to have access to the bikes. Our bike will be used by the Estates team, to help transport items between our sites.

Representatives from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Pashley's Cycles, Warwick District Council, and Stratford-on-Avon District Council with an e-cargo bike in front of Shakespeare's Birthplace.
From L-R: Joe Cairns from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, representative from Pashley’s Cycles, Graham Folkes-Skinner from Warwick District Council, representative from Pashley’s Cycles, Andrew Anderson from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Ian Shenton from Stratford-on-Avon District Council

The event was organised by Graham Folkes–Skinner at Warwick District Council, who is coordinating the e-cargo bike scheme, and attended by representatives of Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Pashley’s Cycles, who developed the e-cargo bikes, and Alscot Estate, who will also be one of the first businesses using the scheme.

Look out for Stratford’s e-cargo bikes on the roads of Stratford-upon-Avon this summer!

Further information about the scheme, including further dates in the launch roadshow can be found at

To find out more about our work to become net zero in our carbon emissions by 2030 visit our Sustainable Shakespeare page.