Fatbikes & Farming – Improve Your Fitness at Work – Fatbike Adventures were stoked to be selected to exhibit at the Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena for the National Ploughing Championships 2017.
We wanted to exhibit at the National Ploughing Champioships because it is the largest outdoor show in Europe with staggering attendances of nearly 300,000 visitors over 3 days, this show has to be seen to be believed. We were gobsmacked by the sheer scale of it all.
We also decided to go due to recent purchases of our Switzz eFatbike 3.0 electric fatbikes all from local farmers here in County Wicklow. These farming customers had chosen to to buy themselves a fatbike to; not only get around their farms, but also to work on & improve their personal fitness levels.
This practical side to the electric bike is in itself innovative and it is also being viewed by many people as a far safer alternative to the quad-bike. We had to meet more farmers and spread the word, no question.
There are a whole bunch of other reasons why fatbikes are awesome and if you are reading this, then you are probably ‘Fat Curious’ it’d be worth reading more about those reasons here.
Farms in Ireland tend to get a fair bit of rain, (just ask Ophelia and Brian) generally tend to have alot of soft and boggy ground. All farmers need to get around the farm tending to crops and livestock while going about their day and they need to do this quickly, cheaply and easily. . .
Fatbikes love soft ground, need no tax, no insurance and no NCT and they cost a fraction of the price of a 4×4, a tractor or a quad bike. Farm safety is a huge issue in Ireland and quad-bike accidents are responsible for many tragic accidents each year. Quad-bikes, tractors and 4×4’s certainly don’t do anything for anyone’s fitness at work.
Fatbikes are not only lighter than quad-bikes, they are also cheaper to run, super environmentally friendly and healthy.
We were also interviewed by the guys from Midlands 103 radio and can listen to this here >