THE Wee County will receive a pedal power boost this week as three electric bike stations open in Alloa, Dollar and Tillicoultry.

Hire points will be located by Alloa Train Station, Strathdevon Primary School and by Devon Way on Moss Road, giving locals easy access to Forth Bike's 120 e-bike network.

Clacks residents will be able to access to the new stations from today, Wednesday, November 18.

Forth Bike was launched by charity Forth Environment Link last year and is Scotland's only cross regional scheme; connecting Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.

Shirley Paterson, Forth Environment Link's active travel development manager, said: "The addition of these three stations is great news for people live in Clackmannanshire.

"Locals now have easy access to affordable low carbon travel from as little as 18p a day.

"Our Forth Bikes last for up to 60 miles on a single charge, making them a real alternative to the car for commuting or exploring Forth Valley's cycle path networks."

As well as the three new stations in Clackmannanshire, there are already hire points at Stirling University, Stirling Health and Care Village, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, The Kelpies, Stenhousemuir, Falkirk High Street and The Falkirk Wheel.

An annual pass for Forth Bike costs £65 per year for unlimited 45-minute hire journeys; or £2 for a single journey at 30 minutes.

Free memberships are also available to NHS staff and other key workers.

Charlotte Talayssat, program manager for Bewegen, which supplies the schemes electric bikes, added: "We're proud to be part of this new development. It's great to see the Forth Bike scheme grow. The addition of 3 new stations will help increase access to electric bikes across the region.

"With more than 10,000 e-bike trips already this year, we've seen interest in Forth Bike soar across Forth Valley and continue to invite everyone to join this active travel revolution."

Forth Bike is funded by Transport Scotland, NHS Forth Valley, SESTRAN, Clackmannanshire Council, Stirling Council and Falkirk Council.

For further information on the e-bike scheme, visit or email