Folding Brompton bike rental scheme begins at Bristol station

Brompton bicycle
Image caption Commuters are able to rent Brompton folding bikes from the railway station

A scheme to hire out folding bicycles to commuters has been introduced at Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

Passengers are able to rent Brompton bikes after having pre-registered and paid.

Bristol is the sixth location in the UK where the scheme has been introduced. It will be officially launched on Tuesday.

The project is a partnership between First Great Western and Brompton Dock - a sister company of Brompton Bicycles.

Steve Tyler, from First Great Western, said it would "encourage cycling while enabling more people to bring a bike on board our services".

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