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Stirling signs up to national cycle hire scheme

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The University of Stirling has signed up to a nationwide cycle hire scheme which will make cycling between Stirling city centre and the University easier for students, staff and visitors.

Part of a joint initiative with Transport Scotland, Forth Environment Link and Stirling Cycle Hub, the Nextbike scheme officially launched in Stirling on Monday 29 September. It will provide around 100 hire bikes through the Stirling area, including approximately 30 bikes at three locations on campus - Alexander Court, Willow Court and Logie Lecture Theatre.

Additionally, the University has funded a corporate subscription with Nextbike which will allow all staff and students free use of the scheme and free rental of a bike for the first 1 hour of every ride. A small charge (50p/½ hour) will apply for bike rentals longer than one hour. This subscription is being funded from the revenue raised from car parking charges as part of the University’s commitment to green travel initiatives.

Registration is straightforward, requiring you to simply provide your name, University email address and personal mobile phone number. After initial registration, staff and students will be able to rent a bike by swiping their staff or student identity card at any of the Nextbike hubs located on campus, throughout Stirling and also in other participating cities, the nearest of which is Glasgow.

The Nextbike scheme compliments efforts the University has made in recent years to develop a range of green and active travel initiatives to encourage students, staff and visitors to the campus to consider alternatives to the car for their journey.

For more information on the scheme and to register online, please visit:

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