New cycle scheme aims to get residents on their bikes!Published Thursday, 1st May 2014
Rotherham residents are being urged to get on their bikes with the launch of a new scheme.
The scheme provided by Inmotion! offers Rotherham residents the chance to try cycling for up to three months, for free.
You can borrow a pedal or electric bike together with all the accessories including helmets, bike locks and lights. With the weather improving, this is the perfect opportunity to switch to two wheels without shelling out the costs.
Alongside the free bike-loan element, you can also benefit from free maintenance sessions and learn about picking the best route, advanced commuter safety skills, and improve cycling confidence to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.
Throughout the loan period you can also take your bike along for a free safety check-up at a local Dr Bike session. Any minor repairs or adjustments will be fixed on the spot for free; this includes replacing brake blocks and cables, oiling the chain and repair of punctures.
Dr Bike sessions are open to anyone with a bicycle, and are available at a range of locations across Rotherham through spring and summer.
Kerri Churton from Wath-upon-Dearne, a child nursing student at Sheffield Hallam University, recently took part in the scheme. She said: "I was advised on which bike would be the most suitable for me and received the bike all set-up with the accessories I needed. I didn't have to pay anything.
"I'm really enjoying cycling, especially with my young daughters. Going for a ride helps me to clear my mind and makes me feel refreshed.
"I would recommend the scheme to others as it’s the best way to find out if cycling is for you," she added. "This is the perfect opportunity to try it for free."
The cycle scheme also gives a chance for local businesses to support their employees in cycling safely, healthily and comfortably. Signing up to Inmotion! demonstrates a commitment to encouraging cycling to and from work and helping your employees become healthier and even more productive when they are at work.
To find out how you can make the most of the free opportunities to cycle, simply get in touch with the Inmotion! team.