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Those Hire Bikes in Bristol...
« on: May 22, 2017, 02:35:16 pm »
...you know the yellow ones? I think.

Occasionally I end up in Bristol without my bike for about 4-6 hours. I hate walking about all over town. And would prefer to hire a bike.

Who? How? Where? Locks? Leaving them in which places? Etc etc.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Those Hire Bikes in Bristol...
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 05:06:43 pm »
That will be yobike:

https://yobike.co.uk/

and more info about them:

http://road.cc/content/forum/222459-yellow-hire-bikes-bristol

and also some information on hire options (including non-yellow) from here if you scroll down the page to Bike Hire:

http://visitbristol.co.uk/things-to-do/sports-and-adventure/cycling

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Those Hire Bikes in Bristol...
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 05:47:55 pm »
Yep, Yo bikes. There are 600 of them in Bristol, so I'm told. Certainly lots on Gloucester Rd and around the Centre. Cost £1 an hour up to £5 a day, but I've no idea what their definition of day is. They have a 3-speed hub, dynamo lighting, little rack at the front, inbuilt horseshoe lock so you can leave them anywhere. You have to download an app to hire them. I don't know anyone who's ridden one yet.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Those Hire Bikes in Bristol...
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 07:15:11 pm »
Thank you both. It actually sounds fun and your first hire is free. £1 an hour thereafter and £5 per 24 hour hire. I like.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Those Hire Bikes in Bristol...
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 01:30:09 pm »
Someone was saying this morning they'd hired one and found the rear brake cable missing.  :o
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)