VISITORS to Dorset are being invited to try out electric bikes as part of Dorset Art Weeks.

The Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has teamed up with Jurassic Electric, a Dorset-based outdoors Activity Company to invite visitors to the Kingcombe Centre near Dorchester.

This is part of the Dorset Art Weeks, which take place from May 24 to June 8.

People of all fitness levels are able to hop on to an electric bike and explore the spectacular scenery and wildlife around west Dorset.

Dorset Wildlife Trust’s communication officer Sally Welbourn said: “Some of the artists exhibiting at the Kingcombe Centre during art weeks have taken inspiration from the landscape in and around Kingcombe and west Dorset that visitors will see on their bike tour.”

Martin Gershon from Jurassic Electric said: “We are delighted to be adding a new guided electric bike tour from the picturesque Kingcombe Centre to the range of routes we already offer.

“All our tours are taken at a steady pace, allowing time to admire a wonderful west Dorset landscape or local beauty spot, and there’s always a stop for refreshments along the way.”

Some of the routes included are, Eggardon Hill, and Powerstock, which do involve some hills but Mr Gershon added that, “cycling with an electric bike makes a real difference and allows everyone to enjoy the experience in comfort.”

Dorset Wildlife volunteer Stephen Baynes went out on an electric bike trail and was pleasantly surprised to discover how much easier it was on an electric bike.

“I’m not an experienced cyclist, but I got used to the bike very quickly, and turning up the settings on the hills made it far easier,” he said.

There is also an electric bike taster day for the public on Sunday June 8.

To book your place please contact DWT on 01305 264620.