Imagine if community transport was owned and operated by the community. The Big Lemon is owned and run by members of the community and actively encourages local people to buy shares in the company during regular public meetings where people can come and discuss their thoughts, ideas and concerns.
In 2006 a group of people in Brighton decided to set up a local bus service which would be affordable, environmentally sustainable and a pleasure for passengers to use. The company recently launched Britain’s first solar-powered electric bus and aims eventually to convert its entire fleet to battery power.
The Big Lemon now operates local bus services and bus & coach hire for a wide variety of private parties, weddings, sports clubs, schools, colleges, universities, business and conferences. They also run festival coaches to a wide range of music festivals and outdoor events such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Reading, Latitude, Shambala and Lewes Bonfire.
An insurance provider like no other
Not only are we judged to provide the most ethical insurance in Britain, but we also campaign for sustainable transport. Sometimes that means protesting until a school gets the zebra crossing they’ve been refused, or running 60 roadshows this year to encourage people out of their cars, or fixing bicycles for free. Supporting this work is easy – you simply have to take out cycle insurance with us, cover that just happens to be excellent.
Unlike other insurers we never devalue your bike. And if you ride a carbon bike, rest assured we will never have a cracked frame repaired – we will always replace your bike with a new one. How many other insurers can say that? Find out more
..and it’s not just cycle insurance that we offer. We provide home insurance, cycle insurance, travel insurance and breakdown cover – all while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.