“I first tried out West Midlands Cycle Hire when I was running late for work one morning; I work in Coventry city centre as a support worker for rough sleepers and it is really important that I’m on time!
“Before the scheme was available I would walk – or get a taxi – so cycle hire is both quicker and cheaper for me, plus I really enjoy it. I don’t even really think of it as exercise, so it’s great that I’m keeping up my fitness without even knowing it and having fun at the same time.
“I’ve always enjoyed cycling, but I haven’t got my own bike so the cycle hire scheme is perfect for me. I don’t have any worries about storing or maintaining a bike, I can just hop on and off as I wish with none of the hassle!”