Are you sitting comfortably? Bike hire scheme launches at Southend station

Launch – James Duddridge, MP, saddles up

Launch – James Duddridge, MP, saddles up

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A NEW bike hire scheme has been launched in Southend.

The Comfy Saddle, in Southend Central Station, is hiring out bikes for less than £10.

The not-for-profit community interest company is offering town bikes for men and women to use for £9.99 for two hours, £16.99 for a day. Week-long hire can also be negotiated.

It plans to offer children’s bikes and specially adapted bikes for people with particular needs in future.

Manager Nigel Dryden said: “It’s here to offer the opportunity for people who come to visit our town or live here to borrow a bike and enjoy the benefits that bikes offer.”

James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend East, said: “I am delighted to support this great scheme operated by the Comfy Saddle and supported by c2c.

“The Comfy Saddle is easily accessed by local residents and tourists and I look forward to seeing these bikes being ridden across the town.”

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9:53am Thu 17 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

Why is Dudders on a girl's bike?
Why is Dudders on a girl's bike? Happy Chickie
  • Score: 0

9:57am Thu 17 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

It's quite expensive for a couple of hours considering you can get a Boris bike for a lot cheaper.
It's quite expensive for a couple of hours considering you can get a Boris bike for a lot cheaper. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 1

10:39am Thu 17 Jul 14

pembury53 says...

I wonder how many a week will get nicked ?
I wonder how many a week will get nicked ? pembury53
  • Score: 1

10:47am Thu 17 Jul 14

Nebs says...

Great idea. Now we need something like zip cars.
Great idea. Now we need something like zip cars. Nebs
  • Score: -7

11:11am Thu 17 Jul 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
It's quite expensive for a couple of hours considering you can get a Boris bike for a lot cheaper.
Trouble being they are some 40 miles away from Southend
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: It's quite expensive for a couple of hours considering you can get a Boris bike for a lot cheaper.[/p][/quote]Trouble being they are some 40 miles away from Southend VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 1

11:16am Thu 17 Jul 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Really looking forward to seeing James Duddridge riding in Southend. Its great that our MP really believes in these things and not using it as a bit of self publicity.
Really looking forward to seeing James Duddridge riding in Southend. Its great that our MP really believes in these things and not using it as a bit of self publicity. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 1

11:38am Thu 17 Jul 14

scrounger‎ says...

Keep an organ donor card in your pocket.
Keep an organ donor card in your pocket. scrounger‎
  • Score: 7

12:06pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

VeteranOfMany wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
It's quite expensive for a couple of hours considering you can get a Boris bike for a lot cheaper.
Trouble being they are some 40 miles away from Southend
True, but you would think it would be a bit cheaper out of London. It costs more than a Boris bike for the same time period.
[quote][p][bold]VeteranOfMany[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: It's quite expensive for a couple of hours considering you can get a Boris bike for a lot cheaper.[/p][/quote]Trouble being they are some 40 miles away from Southend[/p][/quote]True, but you would think it would be a bit cheaper out of London. It costs more than a Boris bike for the same time period. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 1

12:07pm Thu 17 Jul 14

maddriver says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
It's quite expensive for a couple of hours considering you can get a Boris bike for a lot cheaper.
You cab't get a 'Boris bike' at all in Southend. Pointless comment.
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: It's quite expensive for a couple of hours considering you can get a Boris bike for a lot cheaper.[/p][/quote]You cab't get a 'Boris bike' at all in Southend. Pointless comment. maddriver
  • Score: 0

12:53pm Thu 17 Jul 14

emcee says...

Bike and Go at Victoria Station is only £3.80 a day.
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Bike and Go at Victoria Station is only £3.80 a day. http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/local_ne ws/11333134.New_bike _hire_scheme_at_Sout hend_station/?ref=rs s emcee
  • Score: 3

1:30pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

maddriver wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
It's quite expensive for a couple of hours considering you can get a Boris bike for a lot cheaper.
You cab't get a 'Boris bike' at all in Southend. Pointless comment.
You need to learn to read better. Your comment is pointless.
[quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: It's quite expensive for a couple of hours considering you can get a Boris bike for a lot cheaper.[/p][/quote]You cab't get a 'Boris bike' at all in Southend. Pointless comment.[/p][/quote]You need to learn to read better. Your comment is pointless. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 1

2:15pm Thu 17 Jul 14

disgusted of essex says...

The price is prohibative at £9.99 for just two hours.
The price is prohibative at £9.99 for just two hours. disgusted of essex
  • Score: 1

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