A new story unfolds in nature!
A bike challenge from Amsterdam to Athens by the co-founder of COCO-MAT.com and founder of COCO-MAT.bike Paul Efmorfidis and his son. Regular bikes came short. Irregular minds were activated. Nature was set in motion.
COCO-MAT.bike is a journey through nature’s sustainable resources, human wisdom and love. Imagine a small seed, put with care and respect inside our planet Earth. A couple of years after, this seed becomes a bicycle. It rides proud and in style around the world spreading the word of sustainability, innovation and joy.
COCO-MAT.bike connects you with yourself, other people, places, ideas and companies.
The idea was born in Southern Greece. Under the bright, generous and invigorating Sun. Next to the turquoise and restless sea. Cool mountain breeze of Northern Greece gave shape and breath to the first ever Iconic Carbon Positive Sustainable E-Bike. We needed expertise, knowledge and wisdom.
We, COCO-MATBIKE.UK Master Franchise Owners are now bringing all this wonder to the United Kingdom for the future of sustainability and the protection of Mother Earth.
COCO-MAT.bike has committed to make this world greener. Starting from Greece, where the bikes are made and the magic happens and extending our vision to our partners around the world, every bike sold equals a new planted tree.
We are zero-emissions and carbon positive because every time a bike is purchased, we COCO-MATBIKE.UK will plant a tree in the UK on behalf of the new owner, creating a forest of goodwill. Every tree has a name tagged by its owner.
The wooden bike is made to be a world’s best.
Endless hours of work, research and try-outs have shaped a revolutionary bike whose ergonomic design ensures comfortable and smooth riding while the aesthetics make it an eye-catching statement – Move with Nature.
By using wood, we managed to robustly extend the bike’s life cycle and at the same time carry nature’s imprint in the daily life of the urban landscape. Sustainable wood is resourced from certified renewable forests, that preserve the biodiversity and maintain the landscape and eco-systems of the world. No rubbish will be left behind to the future generations.
An adult ash tree can provide us with enough wood to make 50 bikes. Every time a friend purchases a bike, we plant a tree on behalf of the new owner.
MOVE FOR NATURE
Paul Evmorfidis & WWF Greece join forces against climate change
How does a wooden bicycle and a man’s passion for nature relate to WWF Greece?
UPDATE: Paul Evmorfidis is back to Athens, safe and sound. After cycling more than 6,000 kilometers crossing by Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and India, he was forced to cancel his trip and return by air on March 14th according to the emergency measures imposed on him due to coronavirus outbreak.This urgent situation also led the Nepalese authorities to close Mountain Everest and, as a result, suspend the spring missions and cancel the ascent permits granted at least until the end of April.His journey may not have come to an end, but through this and his powerful voice he made many of you aware of the immediate, rapid and tremendous impact of climate change. Thanks you all, who supported this effort! Paul, we wish you safe routes from now on, health and a speedy recovery for us all!
Paul Evmorfidis, founder of COCO-MAT, challenges himself at the age of 61, to cycle 7.500 kilometers from Athens to Nepal. Once there, he will climb 8.848 meters to the highest peak of the world, i.e. Mount Everest, where the air is the cleanest and purest. His aim is to support WWF’s actions, create awareness and send a message to restore the relationship between human and nature. A relationship Paul has devoted his entire life to.
The climate crisis is a fact and now is the time to act. We owe this to our planet, nature, our children and ourselves. We all have to take responsibility and with your support we can make a change!
From the Amazon, the Earth’s last lung, which is turning to ashes, till the Arctic Circle, where ice is melting in unprecedented rate, WWF struggles every day to preserve life on the planet and ensure the well-being of both humans and nature. For more than two decades now, this fight has been fought worldwide but also here, in Greece. It is a fight which aims to “heal the wounds” in our forests in Ilia Peloponnese and Mount Parnitha, to protect the life of the endangered turtle Caretta and its home on Zakynthos island. A battle for the Mediterranean Seal and the Greek fishermen. A fight not to fill our seas with oil platforms, get rid of the lignite and support environmental legislation that will not allow our shores to be filled with arbitrary constructions. Needless to say, WWF needs your support.