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Elmbridge Making Smooth Moves with their Smoothie Bike

Smoothie Bike 2015

Elmbridge has its very own smoothie bike! Elmbridge Borough Council's Leisure and Cultural Services encourage residents to try it out and have fun.

Thirsty cyclists have the opportunity to pedal a custom built pedal powered smoothie blender. What better way to encourage physical activity with healthy eating and drinking.

If you would like more information about the Smoothie Bike, |contact Leisure and Cultural Services.

Smoothie Bike rates of hire
Type of OrganisationHire Fee per 1 day or part of dayHire Fee per day for 2 to 5 days Hire Fee for Weekend Friday to Monday
Elmbridge Schools20.0015.0030.00
Schools from other areas40.0030.0060.00
Local Authorities60.0050.00100.00

Since the bike has arrived in Elmbridge, many people have enjoyed the taste of a delicious healthy drink, made even more special by the fact that the effort put into making the smoothie was fun and educational. The bike has been to many schools, exhibitions, Love Your Park Day, Play Days and holiday activity scheme sites as well as getting to the top of Test Hill at Brooklands Museum, three years running, with a perfectly blended smoothie ready to drink at the top.

Smoothie Bike FAQ's

What is the smoothie bike?
A mountain bike with the addition of a blender attachment which allows the rider to make a smoothie whilst stationary on the bike.

How do I book it?
|Contact Leisure and Cultural Services to reserve and arrange payment.

How much does it cost?
Elmbridge Schools and charities: 20/day.
Outside Elmbridge schools and charities 40/day.
If you need the bike for more than one day, please ask for the rates (see above table)

Who can use the bike?
The bike is fairly large. Children aged 6 upwards can usually reach the pedals and handle bars. Smaller children find their reach is not long enough and get frustrated when they can't pedal the bike.

How do I use it?
Full instructions are included with the bike. In short, lift the bike on to the stand, choose your fruit, get on the bike, pedal and then enjoy drinking the smoothie.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the blenders are clean, we strongly advise that you wash the blenders yourself before use.

How do I get the bike to my event?
Collect it from the Council offices between 9am - 4.30pm Monday-Friday.

Will my car be big enough?
The bike is 7foot long (longer than a normal bike). It is easy to detach the front wheel (first detach the brake). It is still a big bike. It fits into large cars if you fold the backseats down. Please ensure that you are capable of lifting the bike in to the car yourself.

What do I do when the event is over?
Wash the blenders as soon as you can - you will make your job so much harder if you leave it. Wipe down the blender attachment and bike to remove sticky fruit residue or mud. Return the bike to the Council office in Esher.

What other cycle options are available in Elmbridge?
Elmbridge Eagles cycle club for 8-16 year olds (enquiries@elmbridgeeagles.org)
Healthy cycle rides for adults (5-20 miles), varied terrain and starting points (leisure@elmbridge.gov.uk)

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