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Free bike hire scheme set for London launch

Patrick McDonnell
06 September 2016
A trial of 200 Buzzbikes, available for free hire, is due to launch next week in central London
A trial of 200 Buzzbikes, available for free hire, is due to launch next week in central London

 

A rival to the London cycle hire scheme, which will be free to use, is due to launch next week. The Buzzbike scheme is seeking to challenge the Santander scheme.

Each single-speed bicycle has an advert displayed on the frame and rear mudguards, emulating the way black cab drivers display company promotions.

In return for a free hire of a bike and lock, as well as free insurance, riders must sign a contract agreeing to ride to work at least 12 days a month, and park their bike in a public place....

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