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Train bike hire

SOUTH WEST TRAINS is to extend the UK rail network’s first green cycle hire initiative following a successful pilot scheme.  The train operator, part of Stagecoach Group, joined forces with Brompton Bicycle earlier this year in a bid to encourage passengers to cycle as part of a fully integrated low carbon journey combining bike and train.  The company invited some of its season ticket holders to take part in a free trial of the scheme, using Brompton’s iconic folding bikes.  It is now making 50 bikes available for hire to season ticket holders and the general public.  These bikes have no travel restrictions and can be carried on all South West Trains services.  For season ticket holders, a South West Trains Brompton bike can be hired for up to a year for less than £2 a week.  A selection of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual bike hire options are also available for non-season-ticket holders. www.southwesttrains.co.uk

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