Host businesses announced for new community cargo bike hire scheme
6 April 2022
Three independent businesses have stepped forward to become the host locations for the new community cargo bike hire scheme coming to Richmond upon Thames.
The three businesses will serve as the collection points in their local area where the cargo bikes will be parked outside for people to pick-up. The community bike hire scheme is a collaboration between Richmond Council and cargo bike operator Peddle My Wheels.
The host businesses will help Peddle My Wheels monitor the new community asset and recharge the bikes. The host businesses are:
- Birdie Bikes Ltd on Wensleydale Road in Hampton
- The Refill Larder on Teddington High Street
- La Ciclista on Sheen Lane
The community cargo bikes scheme will launch in mid-May with residents and businesses who register for the scheme set to benefit from two hours of free usage each day.
The cargo bikes selected for the scheme are designed to serve a range of functions; the family friendly Ridgeback MK5 cargo bike will be coming to Teddington and Hampton while the business orientated Babboe Trike-E will be coming to East Sheen. View the full bike specifications.
Register your interest in joining the new cargo bike hire scheme.
Those who register will be contacted to book a face-to-face introductory session once the scheme launches. The introductory session will include a test drive, a tutorial of the OurBike app, how to reserve a bike and everything else you need to know.
Find out more about what the Council is doing to encourage the use of cargo bikes in the borough including support to purchase a bike.
Up to: April 2022
Updated: 7 April 2022