Slough Cycle HIre back on track

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Slough Cycle Hire will be back and ready to ride from next week.

The borough wide cycle scheme was suspended at the end of March as part of the response to the coronavirus public health crisis.

As lockdown measures are reduced and people are getting back to work, the public use bikes will be available from Monday 29 June.

The government advises people who can work at home to continue to do so however, those who cannot are encouraged to go back to work. Exercise can also be taken multiple times a day.

The Slough Cycle Hire scheme, which is supported by the council’s sustainable transport team Better by, has been brought back to encourage active travel and offer exercise to those who do not own a bicycle.

Slough Cycle Hire provides a healthy and cost-effective way to get around the borough while ensuring you keep a safe distance from other people.

There will also be the offer of a free month of cycle hire from 20 July after receiving money from the government to encourage active travel. Just register and log onto Slough Cycle Hire and use the discount code ‘summer’.

During lockdown all the bikes have been serviced and along with the docking stations, have been jet washed and sanitised.

Cyclists are advised to use gloves when riding or apply anti-bacterial gel before using the bikes as well as washing their hands immediately afterwards.

Cllr Rob Anderson, cabinet member for transport and environmental services, said: “With riders taking the right precautions Slough Cycle hire could be a great way to commute or exercise in the borough while adhering to social distancing guidance.”

There is a total of 17 stations where bikes can be hired from and dropped off. Riders can easily register to use the bike at www.cycleslough.com.

The sign up service means residents and commuters can register and enter payment card details before being sent a bike access code. Riders will then be able to start their journey within minutes of logging onto the website.

Pay as you go riders pay £1 for trips lasting up to an hour. For more regular users, there are weekly, monthly and annual tariffs and incur a flat fee and includes unlimited hour long use of the bikes with the small charge of 50p for every 30 minutes thereafter.

The locations of Cycle Slough bike stations are:

Slough train station
Burnham train station
Leigh Road in the centre of Slough trading estate
O2 Telefonica, Bath Road
Yarmouth Road junction with Buckingham Avenue
Harrow Market, Langley
Trelawney Avenue Shops, Langley
Sutton Lane junction with the A4
Bath Road Shopping Centre
Chalvey High Street
Britwell, Kennedy Park shops.
Page House, 39 Windsor Rd, Slough
204 Stoke Rd, Slough
24 Wexham Rd
The Curve
Alderbury Road, Langley
Wexham Park Hospital, Opecks Close

Visit www.cycleslough.com where there is all the information about how to use the bikes.
For further information email info@cycleslough.com or use the contact form on the website.
 
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