Scotland's first cycle hire scheme launched

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Scotland's Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson launched the country's first self-service cycle hire scheme in Dumfries on Tuesday, hoping to replicate the success of London's cycle hire scheme.

Subscribers to Dumfries new £155,000 BIKE2Go scheme are able to use cycles from nine locations in the town. It's part of the Scottish government's aim to get 10 per cent of all journeys made by bicycle by 2020.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.