Cycle to work facilitator Cyclescheme will this week further its links in bike hire with a collaboration alongside London folding bike maker Brompton.
The ‘City Bike Hire’ partnership will offer commuters the opportunity to hire Bromptons from one of 30 regional locations. This is in addition to the existing partnership with TFL’s Santander Cycles in London.
In essence, the link up is designed to offer commuters a 32% to 42% saving on the cost of city bike hire memberships. For Brompton that delivers a saving on the £150 annual membership.
Therefore, employees can cycle with Cyclescheme and Brompton from just £1.70 per week. Included in this annual membership is 30 days Brompton bike use (can be used consecutively or as and when needed). Any additional days required outside this are charged at Brompton’s standard £5 per day rate.
For employers, with both of these partners now available, the schemes allow employees to choose which offering better suits them through Cyclescheme. Whether that is based on location, preferred bike type or scheme functionality, they now have access to a bike at almost any time for around £1 per week, if choosing the Santander scheme.
Adrian Warren, Director at Cyclescheme and Chair of the Cycle to Work Alliance, said: “As the leading provider of cycle to work schemes, Cyclescheme is extremely excited to partner with the iconic Brompton Bike to bring this innovative cycle to work benefit to employees across more than 30 regional locations. We believe our forward-thinking approach coupled with the incredible savings that can be made, demonstrate our dedication to making cycling more accessible, no matter your location or budget.
“The pandemic brought a huge boost in the number of people taking up cycling and we want to ensure we encourage people to keep this up. In fact, according to research from Cyclescheme, over half (53%) of cyclists have cycled more since lockdowns started in March 2020. However, we’re aware many now require a bike ad hoc, so the expansion of this initiative will break down those barriers and help more people across the country get on their bikes.”
The docking station network, which includes key cities such as Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff, can be viewed here.