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On yer bike: Belfast's public cycle share scheme is wheeled out

By Colin O'Carroll

It's 'get on yer bike' time as a new public cycle share scheme gets under way in Belfast.

The Coca Cola-sponsored scheme will initially include 300 bikes and 30 docking stations all around the city centre.

Belfast City Council said it expects the public bikes will be used by residents, tourists, students and commuters.

Initial work has begun on the docking stations, with kiosks due to be installed in March 2015.

There will be 30 docking stations when the scheme is launched but the council hopes to extend the scheme beyond the city centre boundary. Users of the scheme can choose to either pay £20 for an annual subscription, or £5 for three-day casual use.

The first 30 minutes of each trip is free of charge, while after 30 minutes there will be small incremental charges.

Sustrans has been commissioned to deliver free training to returning or novice cyclists.

For more information or to register, visit the Sustrans website, call 028 9043 4569 or email belfast@sustrans.org.uk.

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