Bike & Go offers free bike hire to new Merseyside subscribers during Bike Week
Bicycle hire provider operates bike hire facilities on offer at 21 train stations across the Merseyrail network – including Liverpool Central and Moorfields. Tony McDonough reports
Bike hire provider Bike & Go is offering free bike rentals to new customers across Merseyside during Bike Week, which starts this Saturday, June 9.
Bike & Go operates bike hire facilities on offer at 21 train stations across the Merseyrail network – including Liverpool Central and Moorfields.
People who register for annual membership, at a cost of £10, between June 9 and 17 will have the usual £3.80 fee for 24 hours waived in a bid to tempt more people to take up cycling.
Cycling UK’s Bike Week aims to promote cycling for everyone by highlighting the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling. Research shows that keeping physically active can reduce the risk of heart and circulatory disease by as much as 35% and risk of early death by as much as 30%.
Bike & Go director, David O’Leary, said: “Bike Week plays an important role in encouraging more people to get on a bike, and we’re delighted to support it by offering our own free bike hire.
“Cycling is extremely good for both mental and physical wellbeing, beneficial to the environment, and a fun way to spend a day with family and friends. We’re looking forward to seeing as many new subscribers as possible taking up our offer, so that more people can enjoy the benefits of cycling.”
Bike & Go offers bike hire facilities from 21 participating train stations across the Merseyrail network, including Liverpool Central, Moorfields, Aigburth, Southport, West Kirby, New Brighton, Ormskirk and Maghull, in addition to a further 49 participating train stations across much of the North West, North East and Yorkshire, East and South East of England, and Scotland.
To hire a Bike & Go bike, users need to register their card details online, which they can do via smart phones, tablets, or at home, and pay the annual £10 subscription fee.
They will then receive a user number via email which will allow immediate bike hire – usually charged at just £3.80 per 24 hours up to a maximum of 72 hours – while they wait for their Bike & Go membership card.