A Moray social enterprise boss is hopeful his electric bike hire scheme can encourage people to travel more environmentally friendly and stay active.
Moray Carshare founder Gordon McAlpine wants more people to get on bikes to benefit the environment and improve their health.
He has already seen businesses such as Phoenix Store at The Park and The Bakehouse Cafe in Findhorn use the E-bikes to make home deliveries to people in isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The scheme has received funding from Moray Leader and HiTrans.
Mr McAlpine said: ” We currently have a fleet of 17 cars and 12 electric bikes and over 200 members, operating mostly in Kinloss, Forres and Findhorn.
“We are encouraging people to exercise and do active travel and we are trying to make it affordable, as the project isn’t about making money.
“It is all about getting people more active.”
The charity have refurbished an old garage shop at the eco village in Findhorn to store four of their bikes.
Mr McAlpine wants the project to match the success of a similar project created by the Huntly Development Trust.
That will happen over time, however, as plans to expand to Elgin and Aberlour have been put on hold until current restrictions are eased.
Visit www.moraycarshare.co.uk to find out more about the scheme.