March 26th, 2011 by Richard Lord
When Meriel Lenfestey, co-founder of the award winning social enterprise business Ecomodo, bicycled to work from her St. Martin home on a warm sunny morning she arrived in London a couple of hours later. Her Brompton bicycle took her to Guernsey Airport, and at Gatwick she carried it onto the train, and half-an-hour later cycled away from Victoria Station to her first appointment.
The following day she bicycled through London’s heavy traffic to the Olympia Exhibition Centre to exhibit at the UKAWARE exhibition. The tube to Olympia was not running so most visitors had to find a bus or walk from Earl’s Court. Meriel got there on her Guernsey bicycle.
Meriel and Ecomodo co-founder Tracy Currer exhibit at the sustainable living UKAWARE show their Ecomodo service which facilitates lending and borrowing equipment, skills and services.
Meriel’s Brompton bicycle, which folds and can be carried easily, is available to borrow on Ecomodo if you would like to use it to commute to London or simple to cycle around Guernsey.
Visit Ecomodo to find out how it works.