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1,500 register for bike hire scheme

Published 27/04/2015

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy, left, Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Arder Carson and Frank O'Donnell, general manager of Coca-Cola in Ireland and Northern Ireland, try out Belfast's new bike hire scheme
Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy, left, Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Arder Carson and Frank O'Donnell, general manager of Coca-Cola in Ireland and Northern Ireland, try out Belfast's new bike hire scheme

Almost 1,500 people have registered for Belfast's new public bike hire scheme.

Three hundred bikes have been based at 30 docking stations across the city centre.

Belfast lord mayor Arder Carson said: "These bikes are a superb addition to the city's transport links, a boost to its economy and a further enhancement to our tourism offering."

Membership costs £20 for an annual subscription or £5 for a three-day membership for visitors, tourists and casual users.

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy, whose department has also supported the scheme, said: "Cycling, whether for recreation or short distance commuting can help us develop and maintain an active personal lifestyle and I would encourage everyone living, working, or visiting Belfast to give the Belfast cycle hire scheme a try."

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