Get on your bike for Spring - Brompton cycle scheme expands in Newham

Brompton bikes, bicycle scheme

The number of folding bikes available for hire across Newham has been expanded to meet increasing demand from people wanting to cycle in the borough.

The expansion creates a network of 7 Brompton Bike Hire docks conveniently located next to rail facilities, making it easier for people to re-think the way they travel.

Last year, Newham Council opened Brompton bike hire docks at the following locations:

Next to The Crystal building close to the Royal Victoria Dock (DLR) station and the Emirates AirLine cable car

  • Royal Albert DLR station
  • Manor Park Elizabeth Line (CrossRail) station
  • Maryland Elizabeth Line (CrossRail) station
  • Forest Gate Elizabeth Line (CrossRail) station.
  • A 16-bike hire dock was previously opened in Stratford.

The latest dock at the Newham University College Hospital in Plaistow opened last week. The Brompton Hire facility is part of a wider cycle hub planned at the site.

Hire charges begin at £3.50 for a 24hr hire. Compared to the lowest price of a Zone 3 travelcard at £8.20, the cost of a day’s hire is significantly 
less than using public transport.

Jamie Blake Corporate Director, Environment and Sustainable Transport, said: “The arrival of the Brompton Bike Hire scheme has been a great success in Newham providing our residents with more choice in their active travel options in the borough. We know there is demand for both cycling and for cycle hire in the borough, and we’re pleased to be helping meet that demand so many people can opt to take more sustainable travel options for getting around the borough.”

Brompton Bike Hire Managing Director Julian Scriven said: “One of the barriers to trying cycling is often the cost of buying a bike. Newham Borough Council understand this and have invested in bringing affordable cycling to their residents and visitors. The new docks are proving very popular and are some of the most highly used in the Brompton Bike Hire network. We are very much looking forward to building on this with the recent launch of a dock at Plaistow”

For more information on locations and bike availability: 

Published: 07 Apr 2021