New city rental bike unveiled at BHT’s Around the World Cycle Challenge

July 28, 2017 10:11 pm Published by

Yesterday, the city’s new smart bike for Brighton’s Bike Share scheme was unveiled at Brighton Housing Trust’s (BHT) Around the World Cycle Challenge. Life Natural Spring Water, the ethical bottled water brand, was also announced as the scheme’s headline sponsor for the next three years.

The new smart bikes will launch in Brighton and Hove in early September and will be available to hire online and via an app. Bikes can be located on the app and picked up, and locked up, anywhere in the city or from the 50 docking stations being installed during the summer.

Local councillors including Gill Mitchell and MP Caroline Lucas tested the city’s first bike at the Preston Park Velodrome track as part of the fundraising event for BHT. A limited number of bike rides were also available to the public in aid of BHT’s First Base Day Centre for the homeless.

Riders taking part in the Around the World Cycle Challenge collectively pedalled over 3,343 miles, the equivalent distance from Brighton to Semey, a city in East Kazakhstan. In total, the event has so far raised more than £13,000 with collections still open.

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