It is possible to enjoy cycling through Brittany, France without having to retrace your steps!
Bus passengers can now take their bike for a ride thanks to new services launched by Stagecoach, Hitrans and Moray Council in Scotland.
.Bike racks have been fitted to buses travelling between Elgin, Kinloss, Findhorn, Forres, Hopeman and Burghead, and local services to and from the new Forres health centre will increase to run every hour droping-off inside the health centre grounds. The £213,000 project which started in 2015 has been funded for two years by Hitrans, Stagecoach, Moray Council and the Bus Investment Fund.
The project will include the introduction of a new Sunday service linking Burghead, Cummingston, Hopeman and Duffus with Elgin, using buses equipped with external cycle racks for adult and childrens’ cycles.
The initiative meets the aims of Moray Council’s Transport Plan and Urban Freedom project in offering increased public transport provision to minimise short car journeys and hence reduce emission levels.
Operated by D&E Coaches, the Inverness to Durness Bike Bus is something different, offering you the opportunity to take your bike, or just yourself for that matter, to some of the Highland’s most picturesque places without the burden of taking your own car, meaning you can sit back and enjoy the scenery.
This is a summer service, operating from May 19th – September 16th, 2016. Service 804 travels west from Inverness, via Strathpeffer to Ullapool and on to Durness, offering both cyclists and the public some beautiful views and scenery.
Transport Scotland Concessionary Cards accepted on this service.
Bikes should be booked 24 hours in advance to guarantee space.
The commercial company European Bike Express, which started in 1993, offers a guaranteed means of safely transporting your bike to France by bus.
The Bike Express bus pulls a specially designed bike trailer to accommodate bikes of all shapes and sizes, along with all your cycling kit, including panniers and trailers. The service offers two main European routes: an Atlantic Coast route that links Calais to the Pyrenees via Orléans, Tours, Poitiers, Saintes, Bordeaux, Bayonne and Lourdes, before returning north viaToulouse and Agen; and a Mediterranean route that takes in the Alps (Nancy, Lyon and Grenoble) and the Med (Montpellier,Narbonne and Perpignan) before crossing into northern Spain.
Pick-up and drop-off points in both the UK and France are outlined on the website, where it is also possible to make reservations.
Valley Metro provides public transportation alternatives for the Greater Phoenix Metro Area in the USA. All Valley Metro buses are equipped with bike racks on the front of the bus. You can ride your bike to the nearest bus stop or Park-and-Ride location with racks being available are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. So if the bike rack is full, you will need to wait for the next bus.
Metro Transit in the Minneapolis area USA offer a bike-n-ride service on both buses and trains.
Brompton Bike Hire was created to address the clear need for a cycle hire scheme that is accessible to all, easy and cheap to install and run, economical to use, not dependent on state subsidies, flexible and compact.
The Brompton folding bike can be taken to work or home, you can even take it on trains, buses and the overground at peak times.
Bikes can be booked online and are stored in a “Dock” for collection at various locations.