Bike&Go - Falco partner Abellio on Dutch Style Cycle Hire Scheme!
Bike&Go is the newly launched Dutch style cycle hire scheme, based on the successful OV Fiets scheme in the Netherlands and recently launched in the UK by train operating company Abellio. The scheme is available to any operator or commercial organisation that wishes to operate a fully integrated cycle hire programme with full back office support and a full package of cycle parking infrastructure. The cycle stands and shelters are available through Falco and are approved by the operator.
Falco has just completed the supply and installation for a number of Bike&Go cycle parking facilities on the Greater Anglia and Northern Rail franchises and the scheme also extends to the Merseyrail network. In the first tranche, 50 stations have been completed with all projects currently fulfilled at stations including; Colchester, Southend Victoria, Manningtree, Romford, Blackpool North, Morecambe and Rotherham. The work involved manufacture and installation of our popular FalcoSail cycle shelter design, with branded vinyl graphics, branded Sheffield Stands, floor markings and signage.
Bike&Go is an ingenious cycle hire facility allowing individuals to hire a bike quickly and easily at a participating railway station or other transport hub, before continuing with their journey. The system is operated by Abellio on the client’s behalf and is the most flexible of its kind in the UK.
Falco were asked by the project managers to adapt their FalcoSail design which is already installed at over 130 stations on the Northern Rail network. The cycle shelter which now also includes LED lighting is available in 2, 3, 4 and 5m options for different sizes of scheme and additionally the shelter is hot dip galvanised to BS EN ISO1461 and powder coated in the special Bike&Go scheme colours.
For more information about the Bike&Go cycle hire scheme, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.