Carers get on their bikes for Tour de Yorkshire!

Carers in Harrogate and Knaresborough take to their electric bikes to beat the traffic ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire 

Our carers are being eco-friendly while they’re on the move thanks to our new electric bicycles.

Christine Clapham and Cai Davey, who visit clients around Harrogate and Knaresborough, have been avoiding the queues as they travel between appointments on the eco-friendly bikes.

You might have seen them out and about on the roads already in Knaresborough, whizzing up hills and nipping down lanes. The bikes have made a real difference to their schedule – and best of all, Christine and Cai aren’t even out of breath when they arrive!

Offering home care in Harrogate and Knaresborough means our team members are always on the go. Being able to use this green alternative to cars – with the added benefit of getting some fresh air – is a great solution.

It’s also particularly useful during those times when there are big events on in Harrogate and the traffic is heavier than usual.
When the Tour de Yorkshire arrives at the end of this month, there will be road closures and diversions to take into account in our schedule. Although these are likely to be much less extensive than those that came with the Tour de France in 2014, we still need to make extra plans to ensure our clients continue to receive the care they need.

For our two cycling carers, life will be much simpler: they will be able to keep to their schedule easily on their bikes, no matter how long the queues!

Thanks to the success of the two bikes in Harrogate and Knaresborough, we have invested in a third to be used by Harry Hardwick as he travels around to visit our Settle clients.

We’ll be looking at more ways to cut our carbon footprint over the coming months – watch this space!

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Christine Mitchell
Samantha Harrison
Christine Mitchell, Proprietor
Registered Nurse
Great British Home Care Awards:
"Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Finalist 2011"

Samantha Harrison, Director
Registered Nurse / District Nurse
Great British Home Care Awards:
"Care Innovator of the Year Finalist 2011"

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