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It is now easier than ever to decide to ride a Slough cycle hire bike and make a journey with pedal power.
By logging onto the new Cycle Slough website people can decide to use one of the bikes and within minutes be able to ride it away.
There are a total of 17 stations where bikes can be hired from and dropped off, with easy registration via a revamped website.
The website means people can register and enter payment card details before being sent a bike access code and be able to start their journey within minutes.
Pay as you go riders will pay £1 for trips lasting up to an hour. For more regular users, the weekly, monthly and annual tariff incurs a flat fee which includes unlimited hour long use of the bikes with the small charge of 50p for every 30 minutes thereafter.
The £10 membership fee and card previously needed to be able to hire a bike has been scrapped. Existing members’ direct debits will be cancelled and those members will have to re-register and update their bank details to be able to continue to use the service.
The move is part of Slough Borough Council’s commitment to encourage more people to make their journeys by walking, cycling or public transport. Reducing reliance on the car and increasing sustainable travel will help reduce congestion, improve air quality and make Slough’s streets safer, healthier and a nicer place to be.
The locations of Cycle Slough 17 bike stations are:
To hire a bike, register online or more information visit the Cycle Slough website to create an account. To use the bikes you will need to add a payment card to your account. Then follow the instructions sent to you in your welcome email.
The Cycle Hub on Brunel Way closed on 14 September. It had offered secure cycle parking for up to 80 bikes, with toilets, changing facilities, lockers and 24/7 access. The council is now exploring other options and locations for the Cycle Hub, with the aspiration of introducing a new and more fit for purpose facility in the near future.
Encouraging active travel remains a council commitment and other facilities such as the Slough Cycle Hire scheme, including Free Wheel Week, will continue to run as normal.