Cy­cling bonus

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

Stir­ling’s cy­cle-share scheme, Nextbike, is plan­ning to give away cash this Christ­mas to a lo­cal char­ity – and wants the public’s help to de­cide where it should go.

Nextbike is of­fer­ing a half­price an­nual sub­scrip­tion to any­one who signs up to the scheme in De­cem­ber mean­ing a year’s cy­cling will cost just £30 in­stead of the usual £60, and £15 is be­ing do­nated to char­ity from ev­ery sub­scrip­tion.

It now wants mem­bers of the Stir­ling public to nom­i­nate their favourite lo­cal char­ity by Novem­ber 20, so it can be in with a chance of re­ceiv­ing the cash gift.

The char­ity with the most nom­i­na­tions will be an­nounced on Novem­ber 21 and re­ceive the do­na­tion in the New Year.

Stir­ling’s Nextbike scheme cel­e­brated its third birth­day in Oc­to­ber. Since it was in­tro­duced by Forth En­vi­ron­ment Link three years ago, the num­ber of jour­neys made by rental bike in Stir­ling has tripled. Users of the city’s bike share scheme have clocked up nearly 24,000 jour­neys in the past year – com­pared to around 7,000 in the first year. Nextbikes are avail­able 24 hours a day and users can reg­is­ter and hire bikes within min­utes.

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