Lincoln City FC Youth Academy is now the first corporate member of Lincoln’s hirebike scheme, part of Access LN6.
After almost 500 individuals signed up to the new scheme in the summer, Lincolnshire County Council are now offering corporate membership to local businesses.
A corporate member of hirebike lets you either install a hirebike docking station for five bikes at your workplace or pre-purchase a number of hours for your staff to use on the bikes.
Lincoln City FC Youth Academy is the first organisation to sign up as a corporate member.
The youth sport academy has pre-perchased 25 hours worth of hirebike for the staff and squad to use whenever they want.
In addition, Access LN6 then matched the purchased hours so the Academy can share 50 hirebike hours between the team.
Damian Froggatt, Head of Youth at Lincoln City FC, said: “The Youth Academy provides a full-time scholarship programme at Lincoln City Football Club and we have youngsters that live all across Lincoln, who often travel to training by bus, bike or car.
“We saw hirebike as an opportunity to promote sustainable travel and the team thought the bikes were a great idea. We’re delighted to be the first hirebike corporate member.
“A few members of the squad used the hirebikes from Lincoln train station to the football club. It was really easy to hire them, and they were good, comfortable bikes to use.
“We’re delighted to support the scheme and will be encouraging players and staff to use the bikes.”
Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation, said: “hirebike has been hugely successful since it first launched in August, and we’ve received many requests to extend the scheme and provide more opportunities.
“We’re already working with local businesses to promote sustainable travel so this seemed like a natural step, and we’re confident that local organisations will see this corporate offer as a huge benefit to them and their staff.”