Leading bike share provider nextbike has partnered with a cycling charity in Uxbridge to keep its Santander Cycles Brunel University London scheme moving.
Bikewise, will maintain and distribute the fleet of bicycles at the Brunel University London campus and for people in the wider community.
The scheme, which was launched in March this year, has 50 bikes that will be serviced by Bikewise’s experienced team.
nextbike UK managing director Krysia Solheim said the new local service provider partnership was great for the future of cycling in the area.
“Local service providers allow nextbike to connect with the community by offering a more hands-on service and with their help, we are able to keep in close contact with the world around our schemes,” she said.
“We’re looking forward to working with the Bikewise team and to providing Brunel University and the surrounding area with more connected and sustainable travel.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our previous service partner, Recycle-a-Bike, for setting up and supporting the scheme during its first months of operation.”
Ranjeet Rathore, President, Union of Brunel Students, said; “Santander Bicycles have enhanced accessibility in and around Brunel University by providing a fitter medium of transport. Installing multiple docking stations within the campus has proved to be more economical and convenient. This is a great initiative and I would definitely recommend it to all the freshers as it is cheaper, healthier and greener.”
Mark Chapple, Manager at Bikewise Ickenham said: “The team and I are looking forward to working with nextbike and the university to provide cycling opportunities for Brunel’s University students, staff and the wider community and to promote cycling as a means of sustainable transport.”
Simon Poulter, Relationship Manager, Santander Universities UK said: “Since its launch earlier this year, the Santander Cycles Brunel scheme has proven incredibly popular with students and the wider community with more than 18,000 hires to date. We look forward to continuing to provide the local community with an enjoyable and sustainable way of getting around the city.”
nextbikes are available 24 hours a day and users can register and hire bikes in just a couple of minutes. The cycle-share scheme is one of the cheapest ways to get around a city, with fees starting from as little as 16p per day.
For more information on the service, please visit www.nextbike.co.uk