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Linmere pilot bike hire scheme goes live

Saddle up on our pilot cycling scheme

A new pilot bike hire scheme has launched at Linmere. App-Bike is an app based, self-ride cycle hire scheme, offering residents access to a low-cost sustainable transport option with users being able to choose from a pay as you go tariff, with hire available at £1.50 per hour or a £5 monthly membership, offering two hours free hire each day, then £1 per hour after.

The bikes are located at the Farmstead, to the right hand side of the entrance. Each bike provides a comfortable ride experience with 3-speed internal gearing, dynamo-charged lighting, integral braking, puncture resistant tyres and a front carrier for loads up to 5kg. The bikes are sturdy, well-built, and good for road and light trails, including some of our Linmere Loop trails (find our more here).

The Linmere scheme is part of a wider pilot-test across Bidwell and Houghton Regis, offering residents access to 15 bikes in total. If the scheme proves workable, this will see App-Bike rolled out across a wider region.

To join the scheme, you’ll need to download the ‘App-Bike’ app to your smartphone (from the App Store or Google Play) and email your proof of address to info@activecyclingprojects.com to access discounted rates for Linmere residents. For an instructional video, use your smartphone to scan the QR code below.

If you want this cycle hire scheme to get a permanent place in Linmere, we hope you make use of the bikes and enjoy the benefits of cycling around Linmere without the costs of buying your own bike!

Further information, please contact Active Cycling Projects on 01892 320270 or email info@activecyclingprojects.com

Linmere is designed to be a place for communities that embraces the natural environment, and where all generations can enjoy a great quality of life. This exciting new collection of leafy and walkable neighbourhoods, situated north of Houghton Regis Bedfordshire, located close to M1 Junction 11a. Nestled into verdant surroundings, its first homes completed and inhabited in 2021. The Land Trust will maintain and preserve these spaces on behalf of Houghton Regis Management Company.

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