OYBike rental scheme a success in Cardiff

Council hopes for more fairweather converts

Cardiff’s OYBike rental scheme has been hailed a success since it was introduced in the Welsh capital city six months ago.


Nearly 100 riders have registered so far on the scheme, completing around 300 journeys – a number that Cardiff City Council member Derme Bowen hopes will increase as we enter the (hopefully) warmer and drier months of the year: “Now that spring is almost upon us – it could be time to kick start your fitness and cycle to work instead of taking the train or the bus,” Bowen said.

OYBikes can be ridden for free for the first half an hour, with incremental charges after that. A yearly subscription is available for £18.

Bernie Hanning, OYBike Managing Director said: “Five per cent of our users are regulars who have changed their commuting patterns and now cycle to work.” Local rider Henje Simmonds said: “I’ve found it as quick as the train and I get to places on time. The locations and pick up points for me are perfect. It’s good to see Cardiff supporting a scheme like OYBike.” 


For more information, go to www.oybike.com