The bike-share revolution is sweeping across UK cities. Mobike last week launched in Newcastle, the third city they have partnered in just 4 months of operations. 1000 orange and silver bikes will be on hand to get Newcastle folk pedalling.
Well, we are setting up a satellite service centre in Newcastle, run by havebike technicians, who will keep all those marvellous Mobikes riding smoothly and safely. Currently we will only be servicing Mobikes in Newcastle, but who knows, we might be able to take on some customer work too in the future.
Steve Pyer, UK General Manager for Mobike said:
“We look forward to welcoming the Newcastle people to our growing Mobiker base, and to working with them and the city to take advantage of all of the scheme’s benefits. As Mobike continues to become available across the UK, our commitment to increase the amount of people making a healthier, eco-friendly transport choice has never been stronger.”
Newcastle has in recent years invested a lot of resources in making their city cycle friendly, with fabulous new cycle lanes and routes, so it’ll be a real pleasure to Mobike around. British Cycling are on board too. Jane Harrington, British cycling chief executive said:
“Newcastle is a really important partner for British Cycling and the city has a great sporting and cycling heritage with thousands turning up to ride the traffic – free roads when HSBC UK City Ride visited the city in July, giving people a real flavour of what our cities could be like if we fully embraced cycling as a means of transport.
With the support of our lead partner HSBC UK we will work closely with the city leaders to encourage thousands of people to get back on their bike.”
Nick Brown our Managing Director added, “this venture is very exciting for us, not only that it’s our first site outside of London but also how cycling in general is becoming so accessible as a form of transportation as well a pleasure. It’s great to see so many people and organisations are behind pedal power.”
Riding the wave,
The havebike team.