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Hundreds of people are hopping onto Lincoln's hire bikes

27 July 2015

Nearly 500 people chose to take one of Lincoln’s hire bikes for a spin in June, smashing last year’s records.

The impressive figures are more than double those of the same time last year showing the city’s bike rentals are at their highest point since Lincolnshire County Council introduced the bikes in 2013.

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In the same month another 155 people also registered to use the service taking the total signed up for the scheme to over 1,500.

Executive member for highways and transportation, Councillor Richard Davies, said: “These figures are very encouraging and show a real shift in the way that people are travelling around the city. With nearly 100 bikes available to hire at 19 stations across the city, there has never been a more convenient and accessible way to hop on a bike to get where you need to be or just to enjoy a bike ride around this great city.”

The service, which is run by Hourbike on behalf of the council’s Access Lincoln project, has also revealed the most popular hire bike hotspots in June:

  • Brayford Wharf
  • Skellingthorpe
  • Newark Road East
  • Rope Walk
  • Lincoln Train Station

The distinctive orange bikes are available to hire 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the on-street docking stations. People can use the bikes on a pay-as-you-go basis for just £2 per hour, capped at £5 per rental period.

If you are a regular user of the hire bikes, an annual membership is available for £20 which means you can hire a bike for up to 30 minutes free of charge per rental period. The cost of hiring a bike after the first half hour also becomes cheaper making it ideal for those who commute to work.

For more information about prices, to check where Lincoln’s hire bikes can be found and to register please visit www.hirebikelincoln.co.uk

 

 

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