Ride Side by Side launches today!

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 by jmowbray

Free cycle taxi service


Ride Side by Side (RSbS) is a new cycle taxi service that's launching today in Hackney.

If you are an older person or have mobility issues, Ride Side by Side can help you to get out and about in the local area in an active, fun way.

RSbS comes with a specially designed orange bike that's very comfortable, stable and sturdy and has storage room for shopping as well as walking aids. There will be a friendly cyclist who'll pick you up and help you to get to where you want to go. You can choose to pedal some of the way or just sit back and relax.

Ride Side by Side can take you to the shops, the local park, dentist or hospital appointment… or just to get outside to enjoy the fresh air.

Ride Side by Side is now taking place in Hackney. The service runs in a two mile radius around Hackney Town Hall and takes place every Tuesday.

You can choose a two hour slot. The times are: 9-11am, 11.15-1.15pm, 1.45-3.45pm or 4-6pm.

You can book by calling 020 7232 4384  or through Eventbrite https://ridesidebyside.eventbrite.com.

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