Book a pool bike
Are you making the most of the summer? Nice weather (well, mostly) and lighter nights?
Get some more Vitamin D (not to mention exercise) in your life by using our pool bikes to get to work, and to get out and about during your work day. They're an excellent alternative to taking a pool car for a short journey and will help free up pool cars for longer journeys.
If you book a bike, you'll be supplied with a key to the cycle shelter and each of the bikes is numbered and has waterproof panniers, a combination lock and an Allen key for adjusting the seat height. Near the cycle shelter is a work stand with tools for adjusting the seat and a pump, although the tyres are checked regularly and should not need any attention.
The bikes will undergo a programme of regular maintenance but if any problems are found they should be reported on returning the keys or via
the online fault form.
The bikes come in different frame sizes and there are two ladies’ bikes; the others are unisex.
Helmets are also available (although at this stage it is up to individual users whether to use them). Pool bikes can be taken home overnight or for a weekend to encourage staff to cycle to and from work.