A fleet of bright yellow electric hire bikes are allowing people to explore stunning scenery at their own pace.

New local business Ease E Ride has introduced 30 e-bikes for hire, available from its headquarters in Arnside.

With a full day's charge, cyclists can enjoy the beautiful Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty like never before.

The bikes can be delivered to various locations across the area or riders can make the most of the convenient park and ride service from Arnside train station or Sizergh Castle.

Ease E Ride partnered with The National Trust to enable visitors to hire - or drop off - the bikes at Sizergh.

The company hopes that by providing these e-bikes, visitors will be encouraged to leave their cars at home and experience the countryside and coast in a sustainable way.

Several suggested routes have been devised to make the most of the area, with opportunities to stop at local sights, eateries, and cultural attractions. Mike Turner, from Ease E Ride, said: “Our e-bikes will give people a unique perspective of Morecambe Bay and south Cumbria. “We have created several suggested routes enabling e-bike riders to get off the beaten-track, get into nature and create fantastic memories. “We hope that Ease E Ride contributes to taking cars off our roads and gives people an alternative and great fun travel option.”

The e-bikes are available for hire at a cost of £55 per day and are designed with comfort and ease of use in mind, with options for both small and large frames suitable for ages 14 and above, and all abilities.

The initiative contributes to the National Trust’s low carbon vision for Sizergh.

General Manager Dan Taylor said “We are excited about the potential of electric bikes to provide a fun and environmentally friendly route to visiting us at Sizergh, which builds on the recent launch of our car-free journey planner.”