Visitors – Take part in the 2011 b-bug trial!

Visiting the Brecon Beacons this summer (2011)? – Take part in a fun and eco-friendly transport trial…..

From June until October 2011, visitors to the Brecon Beacons National Park are invited to take part in a trial of two electric, road legal buggies (b-bugs).

The trial is being run by a local research company, The Prospectory and is sponsored by The Welsh Assembly Government. The b-bugs, ‘Boris’ and ‘Blodwen’, are effectively “rain-powered” using electricity generated from micro-hydro schemes in the Brecon Beacons.

Successful applicants will have a b-bug delivered to their holiday residence and have exclusive, free use of the vehicle for a period of between 3 and 5 days. The b-bugs have a top speed of 30 mph and a range of about 20 miles between charges. They offer a fun and eco-friendly way to explore the country lanes, visit the shops or a local sites or reach the start of a day’s walk. The b-bugs are not eligible for any off-road use during the trial.

Trial participants will be required to complete an online survey and a short feedback interview at the end of the trial. Their journeys in the b-bug will be automatically logged.

To participate, you must be over 21, a UK resident with a current driving licence and comprehensive car insurance with “Drive Other Car” endorsement. You will be required to provide photocopies of these documents in order to take part in the trial. These will be returned to you at the end of your trial period.

If you would like to apply to take part in the trial, please complete our online application form. We will require a holiday residence address in the Brecon Beacons and a contact number for your selected trial dates. We will contact you to let you know if your booking is successful.

If you have further questions about the trial, please contact us at or ‘phone Alison and Peter on: 01874 665401

And if you want to find a b-bug friendly place to stay in the Brecon Beacons, look here for a great list of accommodation options from cottages to hotels and B&B’s.

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