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Saddle up ... Hovertravel passes million bike milestone

Hovertravel used this week's Cycle To Work Day (8 August) to celebrate carrying more than one million bikes for free.

Way back in 1965, Hovertravel’s early craft were not designed to transport cycles, but the current fleet can carry up to four bikes per crossing in designated areas within the luggage section at the front of the craft.

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A cyclist takes a ride on Cycle to Work Day

Julie Horrocks, head of ground operations at Hovertravel, said: “Our service has adapted to answer the increased demand for transporting bikes.

“We have seen significantly more commuters travelling with bikes and this is reflected across our own workforce with more Hovertravel staff cycling to work than at any time in the company’s history.”

In addition to the cycle-friendly luggage compartment on the craft, Hovertravel has a bike shed and lockers at its Southsea terminal for commuters who wish to use their bike for just one part of their commute.

Places for bikes are provided on a first come, first served basis, at no extra charge.

Posted on 10th August 2019 at 02:27 pm in Ferry Operators | Hovertravel | Ferry News |

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