People travelling to and from Didcot Parkway rail station and Milton Park can now travel by free bike and ebike thanks to a rental scheme which has opened in the new station cycle hub. Rental bikes are are free for the first 48 hours of use for users who register using their Milton Park work email address.
The investment for the free rental hire is thanks to Mi-Link, the partnership with Innovate UK, First Group, Zipabout, Arrival, Oxfordshire County Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Milton Park and University of West England.
Mi-Link has two aims: to trial a fully electric autonomous vehicle public transport service to Milton Park in 2021 and improve the way people move around the park and the wider Didcot region.
Veronica Reynolds, sustainable travel advisor at Milton Park and a member of Advanced Oxford’s transport interest group, said: “Our ebikes are proving very popular. We have 18 bikes and six ebikes available to hire which are housed at the new station hub and across the Park. The bikes make people’s connections from the station even easier as they travel to and from the Park and station. We hope to invest in more bikes in the future as the future is bike! Thank you to the Mi-Link consortium for this investment.”