Jane, Chris and Callum are taking part in the Pedal for Scotland Glasgow to Edinburgh sponsored bike ride (51 miles) to raise money for Portobello and Leith Community wind energy project.
This is a project run by PEDAL – Portobello Transition Town and Greener Leith, to construct and operate the UK’s first community-owned wind turbine in a city on land at Seafield Waste Water Treatment Works, Edinburgh owned by Scottish Water, who fully support the initiative.
Feasibility work shows the site to be favourable in terms of potential wind resource. The turbine might generate between 2 and 4.5 million kWh of electricity per annum, enough to meet the average needs of 300‑1300 households. The electricity generated will be sold to Scottish Water or the national grid and generate money for the local communities.
The project is now at a crucial stage and we need to secure a further £10,000 of income by the end of September to progress the project to planning stage.
Visit the PEDAL website for more information on the project.
We have agreed to match any money we receive in sponsorship up to the value of £500 – so your contribution will have double its usual value!
You can either send your contribution by post (cheques payable to PEDAL) to:
Jane Lewis and Chris Booth,
PEDAL wind turbine,
252 (1F2) Portobello High Street,
Edinburgh EH15 2AT
Or donate via Paypal:
All money must be received by the end of September.
We’ve all been heavily involved in PEDAL over the years and would really value your support to help get this project off the ground!