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We are delighted to let you know we have been awarded the Environmental and Health project award at the Liverpool Echo Environmental awards at the Isla Gladstone on Thursday 28th April! Thank you to everyone that voted.

CITYBIKE SCHEME IS A HIT WITH LOCAL BUSINESS

The citybike initiative is becoming an increasingly popular choice for business travel in Liverpool with more and more companies signing up for our corporate and business membership.

Local company Wild Thang joined citybike as a corporate member last October and the scheme has proven to be hugely popular with its 28 staff.

According to managing director, tadalafil Andrew Dwerryhouse, treat citybike has really helped employees with their daily commute and staff also enjoy the added bonus of being able to use their membership at weekends.

He said: “The citybike corporate membership has been a big success for us. Since we joined the scheme as a corporate member, many staff have swapped their cars for citybikes for their daily commute. Clearly, this is better for the environment but it also encourages our staff to keep fit and healthy as well.

“The corporate membership is a great perk for staff, who often use citybike to go out with their families at weekends.”

The citybike corporate membership can help reduce business travel costs as employees can easily cycle to meetings across the city rather than having to use taxis or company cars. In addition, citybike matches company investment in the scheme pound for pound so if a company credits £50, citybike will add £50, bringing the total up to £100.

With 1,000 citybikes in operation, which can be hired from 140 docking stations across the city, a corporate citybike membership makes perfect business sense.

To find out more about corporate citybike membership, contact Sharon.Simons@liverpool.gov.uk
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SPOTTED ON CITYBIKE

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Big Brother star, Mark Byron, has been spotted in Liverpool taking a citybike for a spin.

Mark, who is from Crosby, said: “I am so proud of Liverpool and I think the citybike scheme is fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed cycling around the city today.”
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 BREEZE NETWORK INVITES CITYBIKE MEMBERS TO JOIN RIDES

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We’re pleased to see that British Cycling’s Breeze network is inviting Liverpool women to use a citybike to join them for a group bike ride. Breeze, a network set up by British Cycling to inspire more women to explore their local area by bike, is running a programme of group bike rides for all levels and abilities.

The Breeze bike rides, which include short lunchtime rides and more leisurely weekend rides, all start at city centre locations near popular citybike stations.

Breeze Champion Sara Braidwood, who organises rides in Liverpool, said: “Many women feel they lack time and confidence to go on a bike ride but everyone is welcome to join us at Breeze. We go at a speed that suits everyone, and we often start or finish at a cafe so everyone can have a drink and a chat as well.

“We go out cycling on a regular basis and we are always keen to expand our group.”

Councillor Tim Beaumont, Mayoral Lead for Wellbeing, said: “The Breeze network is a great way to encourage more women to enjoy cycling. Anyone is welcome to join and now thanks to citybike, you don’t even need to own a bike to take part.”

There are Breeze rides in Liverpool all year round for citybike members to join. The only charge is the citybike hire. For more information on Breeze rides, visit www.goskyride.com/Breeze/ or contact Sara Braidwood Breeze Champion at Breeze.sarab@gmail.com

CHEFS ON CITYBIKES RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY

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Some of the region’s leading chefs took a citybike tour of Liverpool restaurants recently to raise money for charity. The bike ride was organised by citybike and The City of Liverpool College as part of Visitor Economy Week.

Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration and transport, said on behalf of citybike: “The citybike scheme is hugely popular with visitors to the city and we are delighted to be part of Visitor Economy Week. Hiring a bike is a great way to enjoy the sites that Liverpool has to offer with 140 stations, located near the city’s most popular tourist destinations.

“The citybike initiative is the country’s largest cycle hire scheme outside London with 1,000 bikes now in operation. We are committed to working closely with the city’s leisure and tourism destinations, which contribute to our thriving visitor economy.”

WIN WITH CITYBIKE

We’ve teamed up with The Yacht Club to offer one lucky citybike member the chance to win Sunday lunch at its restaurant. Located in the heart of Liverpool Marina, The Yacht Club is a perfect stopping point for citybikers enjoying a leisurely bike ride along the waterfront.

Overlooking the waterfront, The Yacht Club serves simple dishes in a modern and stylish environment and is open seven days a week.

To enter, all you have to do is email your name and phone number to Sharon.Simons@liverpool.gov.uk

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The citybike scheme currently has up to 1,000 bikes across 140 docking stations around Liverpool. Click here to see where you can pick up a citybike. The scheme is operated by Hourbike Ltd. Hourbike currently run a number of bike hire schemes in the UK, working with local councils and organisations to provide healthy, sustainable, cost-effective 24-hour transport up and down the country.
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