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Bike hiring scheme launched in city

posted 10 Mar 2012, 14:30 by David Rintoul   [ updated 10 Mar 2012, 14:36 ]

Residents in Edinburgh will soon be able to hire bicycles as part of a scheme to increase cycling.

The council have announced proposals to make up to 200 new and refurbished cycles available for lease as well as safety gear, training and repairs.

It would cost around £15 a month and £65 a year, depending on how long the customer wants the bike for.

The proposals are being discussed at a City of Edinburgh Council meeting next week. If they go ahead, commercial sponsorship would be sought to support the scheme.