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Worthing residents are being urged to get on their bike this summer and discover a new side of the town

Released: Monday, 14 August 2017

Worthing was the first place in Sussex to launch a bike hire scheme and scores of people have already taken the distinctive orange Donkey Bikes out for a spin on the seafront since they were introduced last month.

Now, Worthing Borough Council has teamed up with the Herald to offer readers 25 per cent off hiring a bike for the rest of August - taking the cost down to just £4.50 for two hours.

To take advantage, all people have to do is look in the Herald on Thursday for the discount code and then download the Donkey Bike app and book their slot.

Judy Fox, Adur & Worthing Councils' visitor experience and marketing officer, said:

“We are delighted to be able to team up with the Herald to offer Worthing residents a chance to get out and about on the Donkey Bikes.”

“They are super comfy and the app is easy to use - and with this discount they are now available for just £4.50 for two hours.”

“To get the bike, download the donkey bike app on your phone, switch on your Bluetooth to find the locations, stick in your details and away you go.”

“For those in need of some inspiration, we have a series of suggested routes available on our new Discover Worthing website which are free to anyone try out.”

“We would love to hear about your cycle adventures. Use the hashtag #discoverworthing and we'll share the best ones on our social media channels.”

“I urge everyone to give them a try so they can discover a new side of Worthing.”

Worthing became the first Sussex town to have a bike hire scheme when it launched in July 2017.

The scheme cost the Council less than £1,000 to set up, with money being spent on bike racks and marketing.

Operator Cycle Brighton footed the bill for the purchase and maintenance of the 26 bikes.

Designed to get explorers up and running in a matter of minutes, the bikes are hired through the Donkey bike smartphone app. The bikes cost £6 to hire for two hours (£4.50 with the discount) or £12 for the whole day.

They can be picked up from four locations: two on the seafront and at the end of Steyne Gardens near Warwick Street, as well as a new docking station at Windsor Lawns shelter.

See also:

PR17-115 - Worthing residents are being urged to get on their bike this summer and discover a new side of the town

Donkey Bike (470)

(PR17-115)

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