After picking up the world’s largest wind turbine back in May, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is now introducing some local green changes to her Scottish residence. First order of business? Having her bodyguards do their patrolling of the grounds on bikes rather than in Range Rovers.
Apparently, the gas-guzzlers have seen extensive use on the property — and not just because the Scottish weather can chill your bones. Queen Elizabeth’s estate at Balmoral is also more than 50,000 acres large. That’s a pretty massive expanse to cover. Nevertheless, the guards are hitting it with two wheels to save fuel and the planet.
“Wherever possible the grounds are being patrolled by officers on black mountain bikes,” said one source. “They are delighted – they’re slashing the fuel bill and getting a good workout as well.”
Now, about those bear-fur hats for the royal guard….