Brompton Dock and Travelchoice have launched a folding cycle hire scheme in Peterborough which will make 20 folding bikes available to local residents and visitors. The scheme is funded through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), provided by the Department for Transport in order to promote sustainable transport.
Members of the scheme register online at www.bromptondock.co.uk and pay an annual membership fee. They can then hire a bike by text message or reserve a bike or empty bay online. The folding nature of the bikes allows the members to take them anywhere. They can be taken into the office, stored in the home and taken on public transport, even during peak times. Members can keep the bikes for as long as they like, from hours to weeks at a time.
Brompton Dock has two tariffs, Frequent and Leisure. Frequent Members pay a £45 annual membership fee and then £2.50 per day to hire a bike. Leisure Members pay a £10 annual membership fee and then £5.00 per day to hire a bike.
Brompton Dock intends to be in 25 locations by the end of the spring. The dock in Peterborough will be one of 11 fully automated Brompton Docks currently operating in the UK.