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Folding cycle hire scheme celebrates its first year in Exeter with a ride to Exmouth

Enthusiasts of the Brompton bike will be celebrating the first anniversary of the Brompton Dock hire facility for the folding bicycles at Exeter St Davids station this Saturday by encouraging their friends to join them on a ride to the sea.

The 10 mile ride to Exmouth, starting at 10.00 a.m. will be along the Exe Estuary Trail, with stops for refreshment and options to return by train.

Brompton Dock, the company which runs the hire point in the car park just outside the main entrance to the station, is supporting the ride with free Brompton Dock cycle hire for the day, with membership for £1. Reservations and more information can be found via www.tinyurl.com/searide.

The ride is being organised by CTC Exeter and Sustainable Crediton. John Skrine, Chair of Sustainable Crediton, said: “If you haven't ridden a Brompton before, this is the perfect chance to try one out, and discover how the Brompton Dock at Exeter St Davids works.

“Hiring a Brompton at St Davids and taking it on the train with you for the day is a great way to be sure of getting to your destination and back without the expense of taxis or the uncertainty of buses. And do tell friends and colleagues to use the Brompton Dock when they visit Exeter.”

Brompton Dock Managing Director Harry Scrope said: “The Brompton folding bike opens up a myriad of new travel opportunities for business and leisure travel. By train, tube or in the boot of your car, see how a Brompton can reduce your travel time. For £2.50 a day there is quite simply no quicker, more reliable or cheaper way to get about.”

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About Brompton Dock

The Brompton Dock hire bikes can be taken into the home or office and on public transport, even at peak times. Members can keep the bikes for as long as they like, from hours to weeks at a time. Members of the scheme register online at bromptondock.co.uk and pay an annual membership fee. They can then reserve a bike online or by text message.

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets and manages the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the hire of up to forty folded Bromptons, stored in a single car parking space.

Brompton Dock Ltd. was launched in April 2011 and is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear call for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site. The folding nature of the bikes allow something previously unseen to be achieved as they can be taken on public transport and kept with the member at all times, reducing the theft risk.

Web page for ride information and bookings: www.tinyurl.com/searide

Brompton Dock website: bromptondock.co.uk

Contact

John Skrine, Sustainable Crediton

john.skrine@gmail.com

01363 774412 / 07814 387090

Roy Russell, CTC

royrussell@blueyonder.co.uk

Ruth Hardy, Brompton Dock

ruth@bromptondock.co.uk

Peckham Rye station cycle hub opens for business

A new cycle hub at Peckham Rye station will support and encourage Peckham passengers to get on their bike.  The hub - a joint project with the Department for Transport, Transport for London, Southwark Council and Southern - brings together 62 new parking spaces alongside a Brompton Dock cycle hire scheme and a maintenance/repair shop.

Visiting the new hub as it opened to the public on 9 August was Ben Plowden, Transport for London’s Director of Surface Planning, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Recycling Cllr Barrie Hargrove and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Corporate Strategy Cllr Fiona Colley.

Until now, Peckham Rye had only 20 cycle spaces available at the station which were oversubscribed.  This new facility will help unlock the potential for more sustainable door-to-door journeys to be made in and around Southwark.

The hub also houses Brompton Dock’s first of four docks in partnership with Southern making 20 Brompton folding bikes available to the public for hire, as well as local bike maintenance company ‘bicycle nation’.

Southern’s service delivery director James Burt said: “This is Southern’s first cycle hub in London combining bike parking, maintenance and hire in one location providing an all-over service for cyclists.  Parking for bikes at the station has been limited up to now and we are really pleased we have been able to use this space to help satisfy a growing demand for cycling in London.”

Ben Plowden, Director of Surface Planning at TfL, said: “Cycling is a great way to see the city, travel to work or school or just enjoy time with your friends. Providing more cycle parking at rail stations across London is key to help make taking two-wheels even more accessible to everyone. This new development will no doubt be hugely popular with commuters, local residents and visitors alike.”

Cabinet member for transport, environment and recycling councillor Barrie Hargrove said:  “I am really delighted, on behalf of Southwark Council, to be working with our partners Southern, TfL and Network Rail to deliver this fantastic facility for Peckham - putting cycling on the map. This is the first step in the regeneration of the area around the station and a sign for people that this is really starting to happen.”

Brompton Dock Managing Director Harry Scrope said: “Brompton Dock is delighted to be launching at Peckham Rye in conjunction with Southern.  The Brompton folding bike opens up a myriad of new travel opportunities for business and leisure travel.  By train, tube or in the boot of your car, see how a Brompton can reduce your travel time.  For £2.50 a day there is quite simply no quicker, more reliable or cheaper way across London. As a member of Brompton Dock you will find our folding bikes for hire at over 22 locations nationally, including eight in the capital.  Watch out for Brompton Dock opening shortly at the Southern stations of Redhill, Three Bridges and Haywards Heath.”

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About Southern                                                                                                                    

Southern provides services in south London and between central London and the south coast, through east and west Sussex and Surrey and parts of Kent and Hampshire.

Southern Press office 020 8929 8673 press.office@southernrailway.com

About Brompton Dock

The Brompton Dock hire bikes can be taken into the home or office and on public transport, even at peak times. Members can keep the bikes for as long as they like, from hours to weeks at a time.  Members of the scheme register online at bromptondock.co.uk and pay an annual membership fee. They can then reserve a bike online or by text message. Brompton Dock has two tariffs, Frequent and Leisure. Frequent Members pay a £45 annual membership fee and then £2.50 per day to hire a bike. Leisure Members pay a £10 annual membership fee and then £5.00 per day to hire a bike.

Anyone who joins the scheme in the first few weeks after the launch will be able to take advantage of Brompton Dock’s Summer Offer. Until the 31st August 2013 individuals can join Brompton Dock as Frequent Members for just £20 (usually £45) or £1 (usually £10) for Leisure Membership.

The dock at Peckham Rye will be the third public Brompton Dock in London.  Brompton Dock currently has 22 docks nationwide with many more in the pipeline, both in and out of London.

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets and manages the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the hire of up to forty folded Bromptons, stored in a single car parking space.

Brompton Dock Ltd. was launched in April 2011 and is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear call for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site. The folding nature of the bikes allow something previously unseen to be achieved as they can be taken on public transport and kept with the member at all times, reducing the theft risk.

For more information on Brompton Dock please visit their website at bromptondock.co.uk or send Ruth Hardy, Marketing Manager, an email; ruth@bromptondock.co.uk.

Council leader unveils Warrington’s new railway station bike hire facilities

TOP-OF-THE-RANGE Brompton Dock bike hire facilities are now in service at three of Warrington’s railway stations.

Senior figures from Warrington Borough Council, Brompton Dock and Virgin Trains unveiled the new facilities at Warrington Bank Quay station on Wednesday (31 July 2013).

Cllr Terry O’Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council, said today: “These excellent new facilities mark a step forward in providing sustainable transport for people who live or work in Warrington, or who visit the town.

“The Brompton folding bike is an engineering achievement way out of proportion to its handy size, and the solar-powered dock is a fantastic example of tomorrow’s technology making life more convenient for today’s traveller.

“The facilities are a great new asset for Warrington. The Brompton Docks bring better choices in transport to more people, making it easier to use public transport, while helping the town to reduce its carbon footprint and cut traffic congestion.”

Subsidised membership for first 100 to join Warrington’s Brompton Dock scheme

Warrington’s new bicycle hire scheme allows people to hire one of 60 folding bikes from solar-powered docking stations located at Warrington Central, Warrington Bank Quay and Birchwood stations. Warrington Borough Council has undertaken to subsidise the membership fees of the first 100 people to join the scheme who sign up quoting promotional code WBC2013 (1).

Brompton Dock’s managing director Harry Scrope commented: “Brompton Dock are delighted to be launching this three-dock scheme in conjunction with Warrington Borough Council. The Brompton folding bike opens up a myriad of new travel opportunities for business and leisure. By train or in the boot of your car, see how a Brompton can reduce your commute to Liverpool,Manchester, Birmingham and beyond. And for £2.50 a day, why not take it home?”

And Virgin Trains station manager Keith Millard said: “This scheme is a great idea, one we are delighted to support, and it’s further evidence of our commitment to Warrington.”

Mr Millard added: “Thanks to the support of the Department for Transport and Network Rail, Warrington Bank Quay has undergone a bit of a transformation with the newly refurbished ticket office, additional car parking spaces, longer platforms to accommodate our eleven-car Pendolino trains, and more recently improvements to both the subway and toilets.

“We’re fully committed to any system that offers our customers greater flexibility for their onward journeys and we look forward to welcoming them and their Brompton bikes onto our network.”

Those present at the launch also included Cllr Linda Dirir, the council’s executive board member for transportation; John Nicol, programme manager for the Local Sustainable Transport Fund; and representatives of cycling development business BikeRight!.

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1. For further information on the promotion please see: http://www.warrington.gov.uk/news/article/838/first_100_people_to_sign_up_for_new_cycle_hire_scheme_will_receive_subsidised_membership_fee

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Folding Cycle Hire Scheme to be launched in Stratford as part of the new Stratford Parkway Station

Brompton Dock’s folding cycle hire scheme will be launching on the 14th of June as part of the offering at the new Stratford Parkway Station, Warwickshire. This will be Brompton Dock’s first dock in partnership with Warwickshire County Council.

The Brompton Dock in Stratford will make up to twelve folding bicycles available to local residents and visitors. Individuals must register online at www.bromptondock.co.uk and pay an annual membership fee, they can then hire a bike by text message or reserve a bike or empty bay online.

The folding nature of the bikes means that they can be taken into the home or office and on public transport, even at peak times. Members can keep the bikes for as long as they like, from hours to weeks at a time.

Brompton Dock has two tariffs, Frequent and Leisure. Frequent Members pay a £45 annual membership fee and then £2.50 per day to hire a bike. Leisure Members pay a £10 annual membership fee and then £5.00 per day to hire a bike.

Managing Director of Brompton Dock, Mark Antwis, said:

“We are delighted to be launching our first dock in this part of the country. Located in the new station, this dock will add an alternative mode of transport for those using the station; you will be able to travel to Stratford by train before cycling the last few miles to your destination.  This is a classic example of Brompton Dock as a door-to-door journey solution.”

Councillor Peter Butlin, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Transport & Planning, said:

"Warwickshire County Council is committed to encouraging people to think about how they get from A to B as part of a number of sustainable travel projects. We are very pleased to be in partnership with Brompton Dock to offer this cycle hire scheme at the new Stratford Parkway station."

The dock at Stratford Parkway is the eighteenth fully automated Brompton Dock operating in the UK.

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Notes to Editors

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets and manages the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the hire of up to forty folded Bromptons, stored in a single car parking space.

Brompton Dock Ltd. was launched in April 2011 and is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear call for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site. The folding nature of the bikes allow something previously unseen to be achieved as they can be taken on public transport and kept with the member at all times, reducing the theft risk.

Contact Details

For more information on Brompton Dock please visit their website at www.bromptondock.co.uk or send Ruth Hardy, Marketing Manager, an email: ruth@bromptondock.co.uk.

 

 

Folding Cycle Hire Scheme to be launched in Stratford as part of the new Stratford Parkway Station

Brompton Dock’s folding cycle hire scheme will be launching on the 14th of June as part of the offering at the new Stratford Parkway Station, Warwickshire. This will be Brompton Dock’s first dock in partnership with Warwickshire County Council.

The Brompton Dock in Stratford will make up to twelve folding bicycles available to local residents and visitors. Individuals must register online at www.bromptondock.co.uk and pay an annual membership fee, they can then hire a bike by text message or reserve a bike or empty bay online.

The folding nature of the bikes means that they can be taken into the home or office and on public transport, even at peak times. Members can keep the bikes for as long as they like, from hours to weeks at a time.

Brompton Dock has two tariffs, Frequent and Leisure. Frequent Members pay a £45 annual membership fee and then £2.50 per day to hire a bike. Leisure Members pay a £10 annual membership fee and then £5.00 per day to hire a bike.

Managing Director of Brompton Dock, Mark Antwis, said:

“We are delighted to be launching our first dock in this part of the country. Located in the new station, this dock will add an alternative mode of transport for those using the station; you will be able to travel to Stratford by train before cycling the last few miles to your destination.  This is a classic example of Brompton Dock as a door-to-door journey solution.”

Councillor Peter Butlin, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Transport & Planning, said:

"Warwickshire County Council is committed to encouraging people to think about how they get from A to B as part of a number of sustainable travel projects. We are very pleased to be in partnership with Brompton Dock to offer this cycle hire scheme at the new Stratford Parkway station."

The dock at Stratford Parkway is the eighteenth fully automated Brompton Dock operating in the UK.

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Notes to Editors

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets and manages the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the hire of up to forty folded Bromptons, stored in a single car parking space.

Brompton Dock Ltd. was launched in April 2011 and is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear call for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site. The folding nature of the bikes allow something previously unseen to be achieved as they can be taken on public transport and kept with the member at all times, reducing the theft risk.

Contact Details

For more information on Brompton Dock please visit their website at www.bromptondock.co.uk or send Ruth Hardy, Marketing Manager, an email: ruth@bromptondock.co.uk.

 

 

Mark Antwis to step down as Managing Director of Brompton Dock

Will Butler-Adams, Managing Director of Brompton Bicycle Ltd, has announced that Mark Antwis has regrettably decided to step down as the Managing Director of Brompton Dock, and will leave the company on June 19th. He will remain a shareholder in Brompton Dock.

There will be no immediate replacement for his position, and a successor will be appointed in due course.  In the interim, Harry Scrope will act as Operations Manager to ensure continuity of the day-to-day business.  He will report directly to Will Butler-Adams.

Mark joined Brompton Dock at its formation in early 2010, when the idea of a dock folding-bike hire system was still at the concept stage.  He has led the development and growth of the business to over 25 locations in the UK, creating the widest distribution of any commercial bike hire scheme in Europe.

Mark Antwis’ passion has been for innovation, and translating the original concept into a successfully operating reality. He has indicated that, now that the creative launch phase of the Brompton Dock has been achieved, he is leaving in order to allow a new appointee to take on the consolidation of the business, enabling him to pursue a new innovative challenge.

Will Butler-Adams expressed his appreciation to Mark for the achievement of the realisation of the original idea of delivering affordable and flexible bike hire to cities across the UK, and wished him well in his pursuit of his new venture.

Cycle Hire Scheme to Launch at Four Stations in Kent with a cycle route linking Ashford and Canterbury

A folding cycle hire scheme will be launching at Ashford International, Canterbury West, Maidstone East and Tonbridge stations on the 31st of May 2013. These will be Brompton Dock’s first four docks in partnership with Southeastern. Each dock will make twenty folding bicycles available to local residents and visitors.

The folding nature of the bikes means that they can be taken into the home or office and on public transport, even at peak times. Members can keep the bikes for as long as they like, from hours to weeks at a time.

Members of the scheme register online at www.bromptondock.co.uk and pay an annual membership fee. They can then hire a bike by text message or reserve a bike or empty bay online. Brompton Dock has two tariffs, Frequent and Leisure. Frequent Members pay a £45 annual membership fee and then £2.50 per day to hire a bike. Leisure Members pay a £10 annual membership fee and then £5.00 per day to hire a bike.

Managing Director of Brompton Dock, Mark Antwis said:

“We are delighted to be operating in four Kent towns; this is our first county-wide scheme and we are really excited about seeing the benefits it can bring, especially in conjunction with the new cycle path.

“The scheme has been designed to suit a range of needs and we look forward to seeing both regular commuters and visitors to the area making the most of our folding bikes.”

Managing Director of Southeastern, Charles Horton said:

“As a cyclist and Brompton user myself I’m delighted to see this Brompton Dock scheme established at four Southeastern stations. The rise in passenger numbers over the last few years means trains are busier than ever before so we’ve had to restrict the carriage of conventional bikes during peak periods.  However, compact, fold up bikes can be carried at any time, so this scheme is great for both leisure travellers and commuters and we look forward to its roll out to other stations on our network.”

John Burr, Director of Highways and Transportation at Kent County Council, said: 
"We are delighted that Brompton Docks are coming to four key locations in Kent as part of a package of work to improve access to stations and onward journeys - this is being supported by funding from the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The Ashford Dock, in particular, supports the significant investment in High Speed services to East Kent and provides an attractive option both for commuters and visitors wishing to make use of cycle links between Ashford and Canterbury. A new section between Chartham and Wye will be completed at the end of May offering an excellent day out by bike and rail." 

Brompton Dock will be in 22 locations by midsummer, the docks in Kent will bring the current number of fully automated Brompton Docks operating in the UK up to 18.

New ways to explore the Garden of England

Nearly 4.5 km of newly created traffic-free cycle route now connects the villages of Godmersham and Shalmsford Street, between Ashford and Canterbury. This extension to the already popular Pilgrims Cycle Trail and Great Stour Way connects the charming villages of Wye, Chartham and Chilham and offers walkers, cyclists and horse riders peaceful walks and rides through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Members of the local community are delighted, local resident, Rebecca Young said

“I just wanted to let you know that the new path to Godmersham is fabulous!  My partner is able to cycle to Ashford safely, not using the A28. I can take the 3 children on it with their bikes – even with training wheels! I have noticed lots of other people using it as well".

These popular walks and cycle routes are not only excellent facilities for local communities but they are an important addition to Kent's growing network of signed walks and cycle rides that support Kent's tourism economy. Visitors come from far and wide to explore Kent's landscapes by bike and by foot and discover for themselves the county widely known as the Garden of England.

The route will form part of National Cycle Route 18 connecting Ashford and Canterbury along rural lanes and traffic-free public bridleways. Following a successful grant application made by Kent County Council to Natural England's "Paths for Communities" scheme the route has been sensitively surfaced to provide a smooth route that can be enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. KCC worked closely with Southeastern Railways, to install three interpretation panels at Wye, Chartham and Chilham stations describing the beautiful scenery and wildlife you are likely to encounter along the way. This fantastic extension has also been made possible through the generosity and assistance of local landowners who have been keen to assist the County Council in providing a walking and cycling route between Ashford and Canterbury that avoids use of the main A28 trunk road.

Kent County Council Cabinet member for Communities, Mike Hill said:

“We know the public rights of way network brings significant benefits to the rural economy. This new and largely traffic free link will provide a valuable resource to the residents of Ashford, Canterbury and the rural communities between. The route provides an excellent facility for recreation and provides a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to driving through the Stour Valley.”

To celebrate the new route, a cycle ride will be organised by SPOKES (Local Cycling Charity) from Ashford International at 10:00am on the 31st May. Everyone is welcome however spaces for the ride may be limited. 

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Notes to Editors

Brompton Dock

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets and manages the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the hire of up to forty folded Bromptons, stored in a single car parking space.

Brompton Dock Ltd. was launched in April 2011 and is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear call for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site. The folding nature of the bikes allow something previously unseen to be achieved as they can be taken on public transport and kept with the member at all times, reducing the theft risk.

Southeastern

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex; it serves 179 stations, operates over 2000 trains and carries around 570,000 passengers every weekday. It launched Britain’s first high speed service in 2009.

Southeastern, is owned by Govia, a partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis.Govia is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, Southern, Southeastern and London Midland.

Contact Details

For more information on Brompton Dock please visit their website at www.bromptondock.co.uk or send Ruth Hardy, Marketing Executive an email; ruth@bromptondock.co.uk.

Information on the new cycle route and the ride taking place is available at www.kent.gov.uk/explorekent. The press contact is Murray Evans, Murray.Evans@kent.gov.uk

Southeastern Press Office: Contact Alison Nolan, media relations manager

t: 020 7620 5080, press.office@southeasternrailway.co.uk

Brompton Dock Bikes Used for the Santander Superhero Tag Team West to East ‘Coast to Coast’ Challenge for charity

Brompton Dock Bikes Used for the Santander Superhero Tag Team West to East ‘Coast to Coast’ Challenge for charity

(Release from the Eve Appeal)

On Thursday 17th April 2013  ‘Superhero’ tag teams from Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking will take on the challenge of travelling from West to East of the UK in 12 hours on a maximum budget of £50 to raise funds for The Eve Appeal gynaecological cancer research charity.

With the invaluable support of a number of corporate sponsors providing varied transport options, the colourful teams are scheduled to complete the challenge at 6pm at the Santander Offices in Hull while stopping off to switch tag teams and ‘save the world’ at the Santander offices in Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds.

Look out for our masked vigilantes raising funds and awareness and lend them your support along the route. 

• 6am - The first Superhero team will set off from the Liver Building in Liverpool via the city centre to Lime Street Station where Northern Rail will provide transport to Manchester

• 8am – The next team make their way through Manchester city centre to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) for photos with the Agecroft Steam Engine at 9.15am

• 10.00am - Batman (and friend) will make their way to Sheffield in the complimentary minibus from Rentruck in Rochdale.

• 12.00 - via Santander office in High Street, Sheffield to Crucible Theatre for photos before moving on to the home of Sheffield United for further photos

• 1.00pm – Complimentary journey on Sheffield Supertram from town centre to Meadowhall to pick up M1 to Leeds

• 3pm – Santander offices, Leeds city centre

• 4pm – via Humber Bridge to Hull

Local  ‘superhero’ Nigel Sims, Relationship Director at Santander in Manchester (aka Superman) has supported The Eve Appeal since he lost his sister to ovarian cancer 3 years ago.  The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often difficult to spot until a late stage when treatment is less successful, so Nigel is determined to raise awareness to help save other women’s lives. 

“ Joanne would be proud and amused to know that I have organised this tag team challenge to raise funds for The Eve Appeal.  Everyone in the team has taken on the challenge enthusiastically and I can call on the help of Batman, Spiderman, Robin as and Super Mario to meet our fundraising target. We also have the benefit of knowing that the Santander Foundation will match fund what we raise on the day.  So many people have got involved, including all our sponsors and are supporting our challenge – we just can’t thank them enough and we hope that we will generate lots of support in the streets to cheer us on.” 

Robert Marsh, CEO of The Eve Appeal said  “We are really grateful to Nigel, the Directors at Santander and all the sponsors for this superb support – events like this are so important in spreading the word and raising awareness of gynaecological cancers whilst at the same time raising vital funds – and most importantly, having fun.

Nigel and The Eve Appeal would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:

Rentruck/Cool Running Rental, Rochdale – for the minibus

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester – for the organised photo opportunity

Northern Rail – for complimentary rail tickets from Liverpool to Manchester

Sheffield Supertram – complimentary tickets to Meadowhall,  Sheffield

Brompton Dock Bike Hire – complimentary bike hire in Manchester

Moto– for allowing us to collect at Woolley Edge and Ferrybridge Service Areas

Look out for the ‘Superhero’ tag teams and lend them your support on the day. 

For further information about the challenge please contact:

Nigel Sims

Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking

Tel: 07826 917227   Email: nigel.sims@santander.co.uk

For more information about The Eve Appeal

Tel: 07812 150832   Email:  liz.engel@eveappeal.org.uk

Notes to editors

About The Eve Appeal

The Eve Appeal was publicly launched in 2005 to help save women’s lives by funding research into gynaecological cancers and raising awareness of the diseases. The charity has so far donated over £5 million to the research - but there is still much to do. Much of the research work now under way will not be completed for some years and continued funding is essential if its early promise is to be fulfilled.

For the future The Eve Appeal continues to work towards its vision of a world where fewer women develop and significantly more women survive gynaecological cancers.

Mutual Benefits for Brompton Dock and City Car Club Members

Brompton Dock and City Car Club have teamed up so that their members can benefit from reduced membership fees with the other company. Members of Brompton Dock can now register with City Car Club for just one pound and vice versa.

City Car Club cars are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be booked by the hour, day or as long as needed. The cars are conveniently located in several Brompton Dock towns and can be booked online or by phone in advance, or at the last minute.

Brompton Dock bikes can be easily folded and placed in the boot of City Car Club cars allowing Brompton Dock members to travel a bit further and combine different modes of transport whilst remain conscious of their finances and the impact on the environment.

Managing Director of Brompton Dock, Mark Antwis said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this added benefit to our members. Folding cycle hire and car sharing so obviously complement each other; it makes perfect sense to us that our companies should be working together to encourage more sustainable solutions to travel.

“The fact that the Brompton bikes can be folded into the boot of a car allows our members to incorporate cycling into even more of their journeys. This partnership with City Car Club means that even those who chose not to own a car or don’t always have access to one can use a Brompton for these types of journeys.”

Of City Car Club, James Finlayson said: “It’s really exciting to be working with Brompton Dock to offer our members another simple, convenient way of getting around the city and beyond. Once folded they sit perfectly in the boot of our cars – we’re already looking forward to hearing about our member’s adventures combining the two.”

Brompton Dock members wishing to join City Car Club will receive a promotional code to use when they register. Current members will be able to view a promotional code on their account page of the Brompton Dock website.

Members of City Car Club should request a promotional code from City Car Club when they register, this will allow them to register for leisure membership for one pound at Bromptondock.co.uk

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Notes to Editors

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets and manages the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the hire of up to forty folded Bromptons, stored in a single car parking space.

Brompton Dock Ltd. was launched in April 2011 and is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear call for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site. The folding nature of the bikes allow something previously unseen to be achieved as they can be taken on public transport and kept with the member at all times, reducing the theft risk.

Contact Details

For more information on Brompton Dock please visit their website at bromptondock.co.uk or contact Ruth Hardy, Marketing Executive by email: ruth@bromptondock.co.uk or telephone: 0208 232 3931.

For more information on City Car Club please visit their website at citycarclub.co.uk or contact Vicky Shipway by email: vicky@citycarclub.co.uk or telephone: 0845 330 1234.

Brompton Dock to Launch at the Whittington Hospital

Date: Thursday 28th March 2013

Time:11.00am

Location: The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, Islington, London, N19 5NF.

A folding cycle hire scheme will be launched at the Whittington Hospital on Thursday 28th March 2013. This will be Brompton Dock’s first scheme in partnership with an NHS organisation, Whittington Health.

The Brompton Dock at the Whittington Hospital will make twenty folding bicycles available to staff, local residents and visitors. Whittington Health’s CEO, Dr Yi Mien Koh will officially launch the Dock with Director of Estates and Facilites, Phil Ient and Brompton Dock’s Managing Director, Mark Antwis. The launch will take place as part of the Whittington’s participation in the NHS Sustainability Day.

Members of the scheme register online at www.bromptondock.co.uk and pay an annual membership fee. They can then hire a bike by text message or reserve a bike or empty bay online. The folding nature of the bikes means that they can be taken into the home or office and on public transport, even at peak times. Members can keep the bikes for as long as they like, from hours to weeks at a time.

Brompton Dock has two tariffs, Frequent and Leisure. Frequent Members pay a £45 annual membership fee and then £2.50 per day to hire a bike. Leisure Members pay a £10 annual membership fee and then £5.00 per day to hire a bike.

Managing Director of Brompton Dock, Mark Antwis, said: “We are thrilled to be launching in partnership with an NHS trust. We expect the dock to do very well in this hospital location as it is perfectly situated at the heart of the community. Staff at the hospital will be able to use it to get to work while local residents and visitors will also be able to take advantage of this prominent location, only minutes from Archway tube station”.

Mr Antwis added: “Working with partners such as Whittington Health is very beneficial for Brompton Dock. Organisations such as this know the importance of encouraging sustainable and healthy travel alternatives for their staff and local communities and are ideally positioned to help promote the scheme”.

Director of Estates & Facilities, Phil Ient said: “Whittington Health is highlighting the link between healthy lifestyles and sustainable living for NHS Sustainability Day. We are delighted that Brompton Dock will be launched as part of the celebrations, providing our staff and local community with a healthy and sustainable means of transport.”

 ENDS

Notes to Editors

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets and manages the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the hire of up to forty folded Bromptons, stored in a single car parking space.

Brompton Dock Ltd. was launched in April 2011 and is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear call for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site. The folding nature of the bikes allow something previously unseen to be achieved as they can be taken on public transport and kept with the member at all times, reducing the theft risk.

Contact Details

For more information on Brompton Dock please visit their website at www.bromptondock.co.uk or contact Ruth Hardy on 0208 232 3931 or email ruth@bromptondock.co.uk.

For more information on the Whittington NHS Sustainability Day or their partnership with Brompton Dock please contact Karen Welsh on 020 7288 3096 or email Karen.welsh2@nhs.net

Brompton Dock to Launch in Peterborough

Date: Wednesday 20th March 2013

Time: 14.30

Location: Brompton Dock, Peterborough Station, Station Road, Peterborough. PE1 1QL.

A folding cycle hire scheme will be launched at Peterborough Station on the 20th of March 2013. This will be Brompton Dock’s first dock in partnership with Peterborough City Council and East Coast Trains. This comes as part of the Council’s Travelchoice initiative.

Brompton Dock and Travelchoice will be launching the scheme in Peterborough which will make 20 folding bikes available to local residents and visitors.  The scheme is funded through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), provided by the Department for Transport in order to promote sustainable transport.

Members of the scheme register online at www.bromptondock.co.uk and pay an annual membership fee. They can then hire a bike by text message or reserve a bike or empty bay online. The folding nature of the bikes allows the members to take them anywhere. They can be taken into the office, stored in the home and taken on public transport, even during peak times. Members can keep the bikes for as long as they like, from hours to weeks at a time.

Managing Director of Brompton Dock, Mark Antwis said: “We are looking forward to seeing Brompton Dock take off in Peterborough. It is great to see the scheme go in, backed by an initiative such as Travelchoice”.

Brompton Dock has two tariffs, Frequent and Leisure. Frequent Members pay a £45 annual membership fee and then £2.50 per day to hire a bike. Leisure Members pay a £10 annual membership fee and then £5.00 per day to hire a bike.

Mr Antwis added: “The scheme has been especially designed to cater for both local residents and visitors to the city. Located at the station, Brompton Dock is ideally situated for visitors coming to Peterborough by train and for those commuting with the bikes to London and elsewhere”.

Councillor Peter Hiller, cabinet member for housing, neighbourhoods and planning said: “This is a really exciting scheme for Peterborough and something we welcome to the city.

 “We want more people to think about using environmentally friendly forms of transport such as bikes for their everyday trips and this scheme makes it easy for people to do so.”

 East Coast Stations and Property Director Tim Hedley-Jones said: “This is a very welcome addition to the cycle facilities we already provide at Peterborough. It’s the latest partnership which we at East Coast are fully supporting to encourage sustainable travel to and from our stations.

“The folding bikes can be taken onto our trains and on other public transport, and provide a simple, affordable and healthy way to travel. We’re sure they will prove very popular in Peterborough.”

 Brompton Dock intends to be in 25 locations by the end of the spring. The dock in Peterborough will be one of 11 fully automated Brompton Docks currently operating in the UK.

 

ENDS

 

Notes to Editors

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets and manages the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the hire of up to forty folded Bromptons, stored in a single car parking space.

Brompton Dock Ltd. was launched in April 2011 and is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear call for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site. The folding nature of the bikes allow something previously unseen to be achieved as they can be taken on public transport and kept with the member at all times, reducing the theft risk.

For more information on Brompton Dock please visit their website at www.bromptondock.co.uk or send Ruth Hardy, Marketing Executive an email; ruth@bromptondock.co.uk.

Contact information

Brompton Dock

Ruth Hardy, Marketing Executive. E: ruth@bromptondock.co.uk T: 0208 232 3931

Peterborough City Council

Caroline Sheffield, Media Officer. E: caroline.sheffield@peterborough.gov.uk T: 01733 452457

East Coast Trains

East Coast Trains Press Office. E: media.centre@eastcoast.co.uk T: 0845 059 3988 

Brompton Dock to launch in Oxford

Date and time: Friday 15th March 2013, 11.00am

 

Location: Brompton Dock, Oxford Railway Station


A folding cycle hire scheme will be launching at Oxford Railway Station on Friday the 15th of March 2013. This will be Brompton Dock’s third of four docks in partnership with First Great Western.

Councillor Ian Hudspeth will be launching the scheme in Oxford which will make forty folding bikes available to local residents and visitors.

 Members of the scheme register online at www.bromptondock.co.uk and pay an annual membership fee. They can then hire a bike by text message or reserve a bike or empty bay online. The folding nature of the bikes allows the members to take them anywhere. They can be taken into the office, stored in the home and taken on public transport, even during peak times. Members can keep the bikes for as long as they like, from hours to weeks at a time.

Managing Director of Brompton Dock, Mark Antwis said: “We are happy to see our scheme arrive in Oxford. We know this is already a great cycling city and Brompton Dock will allow even more people to get on bikes”.

First Great Western Station Manager for Oxford Dave Martin said: “It's getting people out of cars and onto bikes. It will hopefully also encourage people to use fold-up bikes which are a massive advantage for us for travelling on the train itself.

“Passengers can get a bike and actually take it with them to their destination - say that be from Oxford to Banbury for example - go to work and come back later that day, or even the next day, returning the bike to its dock.”

Brompton Dock has two tariffs, Frequent and Leisure. Frequent Members pay a £45 annual membership fee and then £2.50 per day to hire a bike. Leisure Members pay a £10 annual membership fee and then £5.00 per day to hire a bike.

Mr Antwis added: “With two tariffs available, Brompton Dock will suit both regular commuters and tourists in Oxford. Located at the station, the dock is ideally situated to cater for those wanting to commute, perhaps into London, as well as for anyone who comes to visit the many places of historic and cultural interest the city has to offer by train”.

Brompton Dock intends to be in 25 locations by the end of the spring. The dock in Oxford will be one of ten fully automated Brompton Docks currently operating in the UK.

 

ENDS

 

Notes to Editors

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets and manages the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the hire of up to forty folded Bromptons, stored in a single car parking space.

 

Brompton Dock Ltd. was launched in April 2011 and is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear call for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site. The folding nature of the bikes allow something previously unseen to be achieved as they can be taken on public transport and kept with the member at all times, reducing the theft risk.

First Great Western provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services, carrying more than 90 million passengers every year across the Greater Western rail franchise area, which includes South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

Contact Details

For more information on Brompton Dock please visit their website at www.bromptondock.co.uk or send Ruth Hardy, Marketing Executive an email, ruth@bromptondock.co.uk.

 

Launch at Exeter St Davids, Press Invitation

Thursday 11 October

Where: Exeter St Davids Station

When: 10.00 Wednesday 17 October

New cycle hire scheme launched at Exeter St Davids

In partnership with First Great Western a Brompton folding bike hire scheme, Brompton Dock, is to be launched at Exeter St Davids station on Wednesday 17th of October.

The cycle hire schemes provides members with 24-hour access to Brompton folding bikes, which can be taken on trains and other forms of public transport, even during peak times. The bikes can be stored at home, in the office, folded in to the boot of a car and taken everywhere with you.

Available on both short and long term hire, the bikes aim to suit everyone’s needs and provide a flexible, healthy, cost-effective, practical, time-saving and fun approach to travel.

First Great Western General Manager for the Central Region Steve Tyler said:

“We, as a business and as individuals, have a responsibility to reduce the impact we have on our environment.

“Working with Brompton Dock, I am delighted to help launch this service to our passengers and to encourage cycling while enabling more people to bring a bike on board our services.” 

To take advantage of this scheme members must register online at www.bromptondock.co.uk, they can then use text messages to take out or return a bike, report a fault or reserve a bike or empty bay.

Brompton Dock has arrived just as we witness a real push for cycling and sustainable travel throughout the UK. The Brompton Dock -cycle hire scheme reflects initiatives from the Department for Transport to improve the network of sustainable modes of transport, in particular cycle-rail integration, throughout the UK.

Mark Antwis, Managing Director of Brompton Dock, says:

“We are very pleased to be working with First Great Western, helping to integrate cycling into the company’s network. Brompton Dock offers the train operator’s customers a simple, affordable and flexible way to travel to and from railway stations. It exploits all the advantages of the Brompton, a popular folding bicycle that may be carried unrestricted at any time on trains and buses.”

He added that by the end of 2012 Brompton Dock will have installed fifteen docks throughout the UK, in train stations, universities, a local authority and the UK HQ of a global corporation. “The order book for next year is strong, including many more installations for train operating companies.”

Notes to editors

First Great Western provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services, carrying more than 90 million passengers every year across the Greater Western rail franchise area, which includes South Wales, the Westcountry, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

Facts about Brompton Dock Ltd

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the storage of up to forty folded Bromptons in a single car parking space. 

Manufactured in the UK, the docks may be relocated, or modules added or removed, with minimal work and very low costs compared with any alternative cycle hire scheme. Depending on location, the docks may be powered by photo-voltaic solar panels or mains electricity.

Launched in April 2011, Brompton Dock Ltd. is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear need seen for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site.

For more information, please visit www.bromptondock.co.uk or contact Ruth Hardy by emailing ruth@bromptondock.co.uk.

Launch at Bristol Temple Meads, Press Invitation

Thursday 11 October

Where: Bristol Temple Meads Station

When: 10.00 Wednesday 17 October

New cycle hire scheme launched at Bristol Temple Meads

In partnership with First Great Western a Brompton folding bike hire scheme, Brompton Dock, is to be launched at Bristol Temple Meads station on Wednesday 17th of October.

The cycle hire schemes provides members with 24-hour access to Brompton folding bikes, which can be taken on trains and other forms of public transport, even during peak times. The bikes can be stored at home, in the office, folded in to the boot of a car and taken everywhere with you.

Available on both short and long term hire, the bikes aim to suit everyone’s needs and provide a flexible, healthy, cost-effective, practical, time-saving and fun approach to travel.

First Great Western General Manager for the Central Region Steve Tyler said:

“We, as a business and as individuals, have a responsibility to reduce the impact we have on our environment.

“Working with Brompton Dock, I am delighted to help launch this service to our passengers and to encourage cycling while enabling more people to bring a bike on board our services.” 

To take advantage of this scheme members must register online at www.bromptondock.co.uk, they can then use text messages to take out or return a bike, report a fault or reserve a bike or empty bay.

Brompton Dock has arrived just as we witness a real push for cycling and sustainable travel throughout the UK. The Brompton Dock cycle hire scheme reflects initiatives from the Department for Transport to improve the network of sustainable modes of transport, in particular cycle-rail integration, throughout the UK.

Mark Antwis, Managing Director of Brompton Dock, says:

“We are very pleased to be working with First Great Western, helping to integrate cycling into the company’s network. Brompton Dock offers the train operator’s customers a simple, affordable and flexible way to travel to and from railway stations. It exploits all the advantages of the Brompton, a popular folding bicycle that may be carried unrestricted at any time on trains and buses.”

He added that by the end of 2012 Brompton Dock will have installed fifteen docks throughout the UK, in train stations, universities, a local authority and the UK HQ of a global corporation. “The order book for next year is strong, including many more installations for train operating companies.”

Notes to editors

First Great Western provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services, carrying more than 90 million passengers every year across the Greater Western rail franchise area, which includes South Wales, the Westcountry, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

Facts about Brompton Dock Ltd

A wholly British enterprise, Brompton Dock markets the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the storage of up to forty folded Bromptons in a single car parking space. 

Manufactured in the UK, the docks may be relocated, or modules added or removed, with minimal work and very low costs compared with any alternative cycle hire scheme. Depending on location, the docks may be powered by photo-voltaic solar panels or mains electricity.

Launched in April 2011, Brompton Dock Ltd. is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The new company was created to address the clear need seen for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, more flexible in configuration and more space saving on site.

For more information, please visit www.bromptondock.co.uk or contact Ruth Hardy by emailing ruth@bromptondock.co.uk.

Launch at Stoke-on-Trent

Brompton Dock folding cycle hire scheme launches in Stoke-on-Trent

Second dock for Virgin Trains installed at the company’s cycle hub at Stoke-on-Trent railway station.

London, Friday 22nd June 2012; for immediate release:

A Bromptondock automated bike hire scheme, featuring the Brompton folding bicycle, has been installed at Stoke-on-Trent railway station in Staffordshire, the second to be launched this year inpartnership with Virgin Trains, the first being set up at Manchester Piccadilly station in March.

The Bromptondock scheme at Stoke, holding ten Brompton bikes in Virgin Trains livery, is locatedin a modern, well-equipped and secure cycle centre on the station, created by the train operator to meet the rising trend for the travelling public to use bicycles as part of their whole journey.

Brompton Dock was chosen by Virgin Trains as a preferred cycle hire scheme because the Bromptonbicycle is popular due to its high quality and compact size when folded, and the scheme is most economical to use for members. For the partner it is cheaper to install and run than other schemes and provides the best prospect for long term return on investment. In particular, for the partner, Brompton Dock carries out all regular and emergency maintenance functions on the dock and Brompton bikes, and by telephone provides a full technical support service to members.

Other key benefits for Brompton Dock members are that no bike maintenance need be done and the Brompton may be folded and stored almost anywhere when it is being hired. The most compact folding bike of its type on the market, at peak times a Brompton may be taken onto trains, buses and trams, stowed in a car boot, or taken into the office and home where it occupies little space.

To become a member of the scheme, a person simply registers by visiting www.bromptondock.co.uk, either using a computer or mobile phone, and then chooses a suitable tariff. After registering, a member will then be sent a personal four-digit PIN number. To take out a Brompton bike, a member sends a mobile phone text to Brompton Dock, including the specific dock number and his or her PIN, after which a text will be quickly received with a bay number and an access code so the bike may be taken out. According to the tariff chosen, a member may then keep the bike for as long as required, whether it is for one hour, one week or even a year.

“For Virgin Trains, Brompton Dock offers a truly end-to-end transport solution in which the Brompton folding bike integrates into existing local and national networks of trains, trams and buses. This makes it attractive to our customers who also value the particular initiative we have taken at Stoke and Manchester. In addition, our partner provides a complete support service so we don’t have to set up that essential infrastructure,” says Heather Hodkinson, Station Manager Stoke-on-Trent/Stafford, Virgin Trains.

Mark Antwis, Managing Director of Brompton Dock, says: “We are delighted that Virgin Trains has chosen to partner with Brompton Dock. By the end of this year, for different partners, Brompton Docks will have been placed in over fourteen locations in the UK, from the South Coast to the North West, including Stoke on Trent, Manchester, Guildford, Oxford, Bristol, Southampton and Exeter,with many more locations likely to be added over the coming months. The solution appeals equally to train operating companies, local councils, universities and private companies.”
All Brompton Dock products are manufactured for the company by CHH CoNeX in Birmingham(www.chhconex.com)

High resolution pictures available from Brompton Dock

Further information on Brompton Dock, Virgin Trains & Brompton Bicycles from: Michael Foster Brompton Dock Ltd mfoster@bromptondock.co.uk Telephone: +44 (0)7771 516 565.

NOTES TO EDITORS
Facts about Brompton Dock Ltd
A wholly British enterprise Brompton Dock markets the world’s first and only cycle hire scheme that uses a fully-automated docking station especially designed for Brompton folding bikes. It enables the storage of up to forty folded Bromptons in a single car parking space.

Manufactured in the UK, the docks may be relocated, or modules added or removed, with minimal work and very low costs compared with any alternative cycle hire scheme. Depending on location, the docks may be powered by photo-voltaic solar panels or mains electricity.

Launched in April 2011, Brompton Dock Ltd., is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd. The newcompany was created to address the clear need seen for a hire scheme that is cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, and more flexible in configurationand and space saving on site.