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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

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.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

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.

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
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)