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« on: March 24, 2021, 04:35:12 pm »

From the Melksham Hub

We are offering bike hire from Melksham Hub as of Tuesday 30th March 2021.

TransWilts have been working with Active Cycling Projects to provide a fleet of bikes which will be docked at the side of the new café. This means you can download their app (App-Bike) which uses smart lock technology at the heart of its system. They have taken the technology out of docking stations, and put it into a user app.

This makes renting a bike simple for users and very cost effective. The system is constantly updated with users, bikes and availability.

Edit to add (missed this bit originally)

For example; you and a friend want to visit the Hub Café for brunch and then explore the surrounding area by bike.

Firstly, check out our Cycling Leaflet for routes in and around Melksham. Then simply log in to the app, check whether two bikes are available and reserve them, select the relevant tariff, pay the fee and then you’ll be given a QR (QR Code - Quick Response code) code.

Scan the QR code on the bike or enter the bike number into the app to unlock a bike. Enjoy the ride and when you’ve finished just return it to Melksham Hub making sure that you stop your rental in the app.

Have fun and don’t forget to tag us in your photos #melkshamhub

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 06:57:16 am »

Hope it is a success. Tends to be dependent on how "cycle friendly" users perceive the area to be, which is largely why the Reading schemes failed.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 11:12:44 am »

There is so much going on this weekend ... From the Melksham Rail User Group page on Facebook:

This Weekend at Melksham Station ... no local engineering works

Saturday 27th March 2021 - trains run to the public timetable; last train from Swindon at 19:34 at present.

Sunday 28th March - the first "train" to Swindon is a bus for the last time; back to a train with much faster journey time from the following Sunday.

On Saturday and Sunday, trains are restricted to essential travel only.
From Monday 29th March, that restriction is lifted in England. the requirements to wear masks unless exempt and to socially distance remain.  As do the suggestions to travel at quieter times (but there is no peak at the moment!) and not to travel too far. You will still be limited as to what you can do at your destination, so please think though initial leisure journeys and be modest in where you travel.

Monday 29th March 2021 - from the 05:33 train - yes, you may travel!

Monday 29th March - the Melksham Hub Cafe opens at 07:00 - their menu is online at . Looks good - fair pricing and I love black pudding! Also noting they'll bring a public loo to the station for the first time since 1966.

Tuesday 30th March - Cycle hire on offer at Melksham Station Hub -

Trains - current running at and taxis at . All quoted URLs are shortened web addresses that will divert you to TransWilts, MRUG» (Melksham Rail User Group - site) or other sites.

Good luck to these new ventures (both cafe and cycles are run by TransWilts to whom all enquiries should be addressed, as should car parking and electric charging enquiries) - we're looking forward as the User Group to making use of the facilities.

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