Bike Hire

Brompton Bike Hire in Surbiton                                                               

A Brompton Bike Hire dock is now in place at Surbiton Station providing local residents and visitors access to 24/7 automated folding bike hire. 

The Brompton network of bikes operates over 40 docking stations in 25 UK towns and cities offering a fleet of nearly 1,000 bikes for public hire.

The Surbiton hire dock now includes 16 lockers with Brompton bikes giving people access to cycling options across the borough. The bikes will compliment the various routes being developed as part of the Go Cycle programme.

Bicycles are available for hire from as little as £3.50 for 24 hours. Brompton will monitor use to ensure that the eight lockers have a constant supply of available bikes for hire.

To access a bike - you need to sign up as a member by registering online. You can then book a bike and return them by requesting a code either online or by text.

Why Brompton?

The Brompton Bike Hire station targets different journeys to the central London cycle hire scheme. It offers more flexibility in journey type and duration, all at one simple low price.

Other schemes are aimed at sub-30 minute journeys between docking stations, but the Brompton Bike Hire docks allow people to take out bikes and use them for rolling 24 hour periods. This means people can treat the Brompton bikes as if they are their own, taking them to work or home, folding them and keeping by their desk.

Fold up bikes offer added flexibility for combined journeys as they are portable on buses, trains, taxis and cars. Because the docks will be part of the national network of Brompton Bike Hire docks a bike could be taken out at Surbiton and returned in Peterborough if such a journey was required.


Richmond Park Parkcycle - Cycle Hire

WHAT: Parkcycle is Richmond Park’s Cycling Centre. A range of trail and road bikes, and even tandems are available for hire by the hour enabling you to enjoy the unique environment of Richmond Park.

WHERE: Roehampton Gate Car Park, nr Priory Lane, SW15 5JR

WHEN: 10am - 4pm low season, 10am - 7pm high season. Open weekends year round. Open weekdays from April until the end of October.

HOW MUCH: Prices vary according to season. If you book and pay for your cycle hire 24 hours or more in advance you will receive an automatic discount of 10%.

BOOKING/CONTACT DETAILS: Visit their website here to find out more details or book a bike online (saves 10% on the price of booking on the day). For up to date information on opening time variation please check their twitter feed https://twitter.com/richmondcycle  and for information on events in the park which could disrupt the schedule, have a look at the document 'Richmond Park 2016 Events' in the right hand column of this page.


YMCA London South West - at the Hawker Centre

WHAT: YMCA London South West has 12 mountain bikes available for hire from YMCA Hawker Centre in frame sizes to suit everyone, from 5’2” tall, to 6”. High quality bikes offered at subsidised rates to all; what more could you ask for?

WHERE:
Mountain bikes are available from YMCA Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road, Kingston, KT2 5BH. You are free to ride anywhere you want though!

WHEN: Centre opening times: Monday-Friday 6am-10pm. Saturday & Sunday 8am-8pm

HOW MUCH: £4 per hour per cycle £14 Half Day (4 hours) per cycle £25 Full Day (8 hours) per cycle.
30% discount on all bookings for Active Kingston or NUS card holders.
25% discount (3 bikes for the price of four) for family hire of four bikes.

BOOKING/CONTACT DETAILS:YMCA Hawker Centre on 020 8296 9747 for more information or to book.

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