LOOKING to hire a bicycle during the summer? You’re in luck as Slough Borough Council relaunches the Cycle Hire scheme next week.

As lockdown is easing, the council has announced the borough wide scheme – Slough Cycle Hire – will be back from Monday June 29 where residents will be able to use bicycles to get to and from their destination.

The scheme – which is supported by the council’s sustainable transport Better by – was made to encourage active travel and offer exercise to those who do not own a bicycle.

Because of the coronavirus, Slough Borough Council temporary suspended the scheme at the end of March.

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The council says during lockdown all the bikes have been serviced and along with the docking stations, have been jet washed and sanitised.

Councillor Rob Anderson (Labour: Britwell and Northborough), cabinet member for transport and environmental services, said: “With riders taking the right precautions Slough cycle hire could be a great way to commute or exercise in the borough while adhering to social distancing guidance.”

Cyclists are advised to use gloves when riding or apply anti-bacterial gel before using the bikes as well as washing their hands immediately afterwards.

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There is a total of 17 stations where bikes can be hired from and dropped off such as Slough and Burnham train station, Bath Road shopping centre, The Curve, Chalvey High Street, and more.

Riders can register to use a bike at www.cycleslough.com.