Desperate bid to save hire-a-bike scheme

Blackpool's hire a bike scheme.

Blackpool's hire a bike scheme.

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BLACKPOOL’S hire-a-bike scheme was today in danger of being binned.

A desperate search is on to find someone to help fund the project or the resort’s dream of becoming a cycling mecca could fall flat because of costs.

The council has already cut its £75,000 subsidy and has closed the network – which when it was launched in 2009 was hailed as an alternative to using cars for commuters in Blackpool - for the winter.


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