West Midlands Hire Bike - Made by Pashley

Pashley are very proud to be producing the bikes for the new West Midlands Cycle Hire Scheme. The scheme is a success story for regional manufacturing, with almost all parts being made in the West Midlands. The bikes are manufactured in Stratford-upon-Avon by Pashley [VIEW VIDEO HERE], while the on-street docks (designed by Pashley) are being made by Universal Fabrications in Nuneaton. The locking system is produced by Coventry based RDM Group and PHA Europe in West Bromwich, and the plastic mouldings for the bikes and docks are made in Telford by LVS.

The pedal cycles have three gears to allow for the varying terrain and are fitted with laser safety lights that project an image five meters in front of the bike. The bike features a ‘one handed’ seat clamp so the height of the saddle can be adjusted easily to fit the rider.

The bikes will allow more people the chance to explore the region - including Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell Solihull, Wolverhampton and Walsall - and will support transport demands during large scale events such as the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

For further information please contact: stevenbell@pashley.co.uk

About Pashley’s City Hire Bike: Pashley’s award-winning design of city hire bike offers improved handling, safety and comfort whilst ensuring that maintenance and operating costs are kept to a minimum. Innovative anti-vandalism design features also significantly increase its life in active service. This British designed and manufactured bicycle is now seen on the streets of London, Edinburgh and the West Midlands.

April 07 2021