Mayor is moving with the times

MARTIN Hogan says Bellingen Shire mayor Mark Troy will definitely be arriving at the third annual Renewable Energy Fair under pedal power.

“We're not sure whether he'll be doing it on an electric bike or under his own huff and puff but he's certainly agreed to climb back in the saddle after a break of 40 years,” Mr Hogan said.

“He'll be riding across Lavenders Bridge to the showground from the council chambers and is keen for others to join him.”

The bicycle convoy is part of a new aspect of this year's fair, 'Moving with the Times', which will feature alternative transport options.

“I was inspired by the fact that electric cars are appearing overseas. I was at a workshop in Armidale recently and can see so much potential for alternative transport, especially around town.”

Mr Hogan said there will be demonstrations of fuel-efficient cars at the fair plus the opportunity to ride an electric bike or book a free energy audit for your home.

“The fair is a one-stop shop for householders and businesses looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.”

The Renewable Energy Fair is on Saturday, May 30 from 9am to 4pm. To join the bike convoy phone 0408 936 744.

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