We have talked about electric scooters recently enough of this site and whether or not they will be made legal still remains to be seen. One thing is for sure and that is that it seems all of a sudden they are everywhere at the moment! Baring whether they are road legal or not in mind we have considered setting up an electric bike rental scheme in order for people to rent electric bikes and travel around locally or even go up the Wild Atlantic Way.
The great thing about electric bikes is that you don’t spend near as much energy on your journey and you can decide just how much help you want from your electric motor as you ride. This is ideal for people who may not be used to riding bikes or even the elderly who would still love to be able to ride but just aren’t up to the pace anymore.
With an electric bike you can travel a much greater distance so you could travel up the coast and charge your electric motor each night and be fresh for the next day. If you have your own bike you can of course get an electric bike conversion kit and convert your own bike into an electric one. This means that you can have it fully charged for your journey.
At least with an electric bike (also called an ebike) you know that they are road legal and there won’t be any issues. This is still an issue with the electric scooters that have become so popular in recent months. Electric scooters also only have a range of about 30km so an electric bike can go much further and then be used as a normal push bike if your battery does run out. We think this is a great option for the elderly who want to cycle around Ireland but feel they are not up to it. It is a great option to have if nothing else! You can visit www.ebikeobsessed.co.uk for more information on how to convert your pedal bike into an electric bike.
The electric scooter for adults craze seems to have no sign of stopping as now Galway city council are now looking at implementing an electric scooter rental system. This system has been implemented in various cities around the world with San Fran being the first major city to try it out to much success. Now San Fran is obviously a big tech hub but the city itself is quite full of major hills so if they can work there then Galway should be a breeze.
The adult electric scooters are perfect for Galway as it is a pretty small city, more of a large town really and there are not that many hills. The distance of these electric scooters is in and around 25kms so plenty to be able to get around Galway city at least and then once returned to a station they will be gin the recharging process again.
Several companies will apply for the tender of providing the electric scooters and stations and one of those companies is www.escooterstore.ie who were one of the first companies in Ireland to begin selling the electric scooters. As one of the first companies here to do it they have a head start in having connections with major suppliers over seas and claim that they are considering applying for this tender.
We think this is a great idea and we think other places in the west of Ireland should look at this electric scooter opportunity. Small islands like Aran Mor could be perfect for such a thing and with all the tourism in the summer it would be a major hit.
Aileens is Ireland and indeed Europe’s answer to mavericks. Aileens is the closest thing to a perfect wave and it happens to be just off the famous Cliffs of Moher in the west of Ireland. Named after the local headland known as Aill Na Searrach (Irish for cliff of foals) it has been the feature of several movies here in Ireland.
Although not to be tested without a huge amount of surf experience and usually with the help of a jetski for tow the wave if a formidable one. At certain times of year it is known to get up to over 50 feet and has attracted surfers from all around the world. Ireland is now becoming known as a cold water paradise and Aileens is a wave that can help put Ireland on the surf map. For more info about Aileens check out surfing atlas.