Try out a bike and see if you like it

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

BUD­DING cy­clists have been flock­ing to a scheme de­signed to en­cour­age them to get into the bi­cy­cle life­style.

Hilling­don Coun­cil launched the cy­cle loan scheme in March, and since then 59 peo­ple have taken the chance to find out if bike own­er­ship suits them by pay­ing £20 to loan one along­side safety equip­ment for a month, and then hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase them.

Coun­cil­lor Keith Bur­rows (Con­ser­va­tive), cab­i­net mem­ber for plan­ning, trans­porta­tion and re­cy­cling, said: “Peo­ple across the bor­ough are us­ing our cy­cle loan scheme and re­al­is­ing the pos­i­tive im­pact cy­cling can have on their lives.

“If you would like to do more ex­er­cise, spend time out­doors or try a dif­fer­ent way to com­mute, rid­ing a bike could be per­fect for you. If you would like to bor­row a bike from the coun­cil, get in touch.”

To reg­is­ter in­ter­est in bor­row­ing a bike from the coun­cil through the cy­cle loan scheme, visit www.hilling­don.gov.uk/ cy­cling.

Ay­omi Gure, 38, from north Hilling­don who de­cided to pur­chase the bike after en­ter­ing into the loan scheme, said: “I had so much fun with my two young chil­dren, ex­plor­ing Hilling­don on our bikes. We dis­cov­ered places we had never no­ticed be­fore.”

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