MP visits Abellio Greater Anglia’s Great Yarmouth station to unveil new cycle hire scheme

Thursday, 8 May 2014

MP for Great Yarmouth, Brandon Lewis, is to officially open a new nationwide cycle hire scheme at Great Yarmouth rail station.

Travellers using Great Yarmouth station can now take advantage of the new ‘Bike and Go’ initiative, the UK’s first major station cycle hire programme, which offers rail passengers the opportunity to hire a bike at their local station for an onward journey.

Brandon Lewis MP, will meet Abellio Greater Anglia representatives to officially launch the pioneering new scheme at Great Yarmouth rail station on Friday 9th May at 12.30pm.

Providing low cost, rapid and convenient cycle rental, Bike & Go will be available at 15 stations operated by Abellio Greater Anglia to offer rail passengers greater choice about how they make their door-to-door journeys and is modelled on the Dutch Railways OV-fiets station cycle hire scheme.

The cycles are high quality and registration costs just £10 for the annual subscription, which is easily done via the website at: www.bikeandgo.co.uk, and the daily hire cost at £3.80 (less than the cost of many bus fares) is competitively priced.

Andrew Goodrum, Abellio Greater Anglia’s Customer Service Director, said, “Great Yarmouth’s new Bike & Go facility will improve the service and choice that we provide for our customers who are keen to cycle to and from their local station. Competitively priced and easy to use, Bike & Go complements other investments we are making to improve cycle parking with more secure facilities and new Cycle Points, offering a greener and healthier travel choice for our customers.”

Brandon Lewis said: “I am delighted that Abellio Greater Anglia is investing in our train station through the Bike & Go facility.  This will allow residents and visitors alike to see our town on two wheels, making more of their visit while keeping fit and reducing their impact on the environment.  This is just one of the many improvements in the pipeline for our train station and I look forward to trying one of the bikes myself!”