On a roll: H&F triples number of rental e-bikes

Hammersmith & Fulham’s electric bike hire fleet is growing fast.

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Now available to rent – 250 Lime e-bikes have hit the streets of Hammersmith & Fulham. Source: Lime

Hammersmith & Fulham’s electric bike hire fleet is growing fast.

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The new Lime bikes are easy to spot thanks to their bright red colour. Source: Lime

Thanks to a new partnership with Lime, H&F is now home to 250 red rental e-bicycles, adding to its current stock of 250 blue (Dott) and 250 green (HumanForest) e-bikes.

With now 750 cycles available to local residents and visitors, H&F continues to improve local transport options in its bid to make cross-borough travel easier, greener and smarter.

After Dott (23 March) and HumanForest (31 March), Lime is the third e-mobility provider to join the borough’s e-cycle-hire network in a short two weeks’ time.

“Expanding our e-bike service into Hammersmith & Fulham is a key step in our ambition to build a future where transport is shared, affordable and carbon-free,” said Alan Clarke, Senior Director of Policy for Northern & Eastern Europe at Lime.

“The borough is already deeply committed to implementing a more sustainable transport network through its participation in the London e-scooter trial, and it is home to an impressive number of residents that want to live more sustainable and active lifestyles. In partnership with the Council, we hope this number can continue to grow with the introduction of our e-bike services.”

Learn more about our e-scooter trial.

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H&F’s rental e-bike network continues to grow, making local transport more accessible, sustainable and enjoyable than ever before. Source: Lime

Making cycling accessible for all

For 17p per minute and a £1 activation charge, the new e-rides can now be hired from 30 local bike parking bays through the Lime app, with additional bays to follow soon.

Discounted rates for both e-bike and e-scooter rides are available to a number of H&F residents, including concession pass holders, key workers, students, low-income users and job seekers.

Learn about the Lime Access programme here.

To end the journey, riders are asked to return their bikes to one of the many clearly marked bike parking spaces in the borough. These council-created bike bays help ensure that the new dockless e-bikes won’t obstruct narrow pavements or cycle lanes.

Find some of our designated bike bays here.

Ready to push the boundaries? Lime users are also able to end their journey in other parts of London, including neighbouring boroughs like Ealing and Richmond.

Get cycling

To help improve local air quality and reach our target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2030, H&F is running a variety of initiatives to make walking and cycling the preferred transport option for the people who visit, work and live in the borough.

Keen to get cycling but not sure where to start? Why not hire a bike through Try Before You Bike, our pay-as-go-you bike rental scheme.

Buy your dream bike at an exclusive H&F resident discount or rent from £20 a month, with the option to cancel any time. The offer includes a complimentary induction with a trained cycling instructor, as well as free maintenance, delivery and pick up in case you choose to end your rental.

H&F residents are also invited to join one of our many free cycling courses for adults, families and pupils. Learn more about H&F Council’s FREE cycle training and maintenance offers here.

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Fall in love with cycling by renting or buying the bike of your dreams through Try Before You Bike

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