The Big Issue launches e-bike scheme to provide jobs and encourage active travel

People who were previously unemployed will be trained up to run schemes in their local area

(Image credit: Big Issue/PA Media)

The Big Issue  - the street newspaper which gives people a "hand-up, not a hand-out" - has teamed up with ShareBike to launch an e-bike scheme with the aim of combatting unemployment as well as improving the environment.

The publication, which is purchased by vendors who then sell it on to earn a wage, will launch a fleet of e-bikes across the UK in early 2021.

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