Boris Bikes come to Slough!

From the Slough Observer:

WORK to build docking stations for the town’s own version of ‘Boris Bikes’ will start next week.

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Slough’s new cycle hire scheme will start on Monday, October 21, with 60 bikes available from £1 for the first 30 minutes and 50p for each hour after that.

Work to install cycle docking stations at Slough and Burnham train stations, in Leigh Road and in the centre of Slough Trading Estate will start on Monday. (14)

Savio DeCruz, from the council’s transport team, said:

“The bikes are designed to help commuters from either of the stations get to the middle of trading estate without the need to wait for a coach or bus, or fork out for a taxi.”

People can log on to a website to register. They will then receive a card and pin number to use the scheme.

Slough has an extensive cycle path network now

Slough has an extensive cycle path network now

Councillor Sohail Munawar, commissioner for economic and social inclusion, added:

“Slough is an excellent place to cycle – it’s relatively flat and has an excellent network of cycle routes and pathways through some of our best parks.”

The council has teamed up with Groundwork, which will be working with youngsters to maintain the bikes and docking stations, and Anesco, which will sponsors the scheme.

To register for the scheme visit www.slough.gov.uk/transportforslough from 14 October.

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