A CAMPAIGN to get more people to buy electric bikes has been launched by an environmental group.

Friends of the Earth wants the government to set an an incentive scheme to encourage people to move away from cars, even electric ones, and towards using e-bikes.

The bikes, which have a motor attached, helped riders to tackle hills without added effort.

Chris Church of Friends of the Earth said it would be 'a cost-effective way of cutting carbon'.

See the campaign at: ebikesupportnow.uk