Around 2 weeks ago on the 16th March, we approached St Barts Hospital and NHS London to provide bikes for their front-line staff who wished to avoid being crammed onto public transport during the Coronavirus crisis. We certainly did not expect the response we've seen and are eternally grateful for all the pictures of commutes and gratitude we’re receiving.
The offer rapidly spread through internal comms and social media and has since gone national with sign ups ranging from Portsmouth to Manchester.
To date over 500 NHS staff have registered for the free rental of a Brompton Bike and we can see that the original 200 bikes we had available in our fleet are in the hands of the NHS. Based on the current rate of registration we have far surpassed our current ability and have set about plans to increase the operation and production of hire bikes.
We will announce more news on this in the coming days but for now, to all our members and especially the NHS staff, please bear with us as we try to get more bikes into your hands.
Many thanks for your efforts during this pandemic, we are truly indebted to your service.
Brompton Bike Hire