nextbike raises funds for Glasgow charity for second year running

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A Glaswegian charity will get a slice of the pie this month after nextbikers across the UK raised almost £900 through the bike share firm’s annual charity campaign.

In the run up to Christmas, nextbike halved the price of its annual subscription to just £30. And for every subscription sold, £15 was then donated to the charity of the customer’s choice.

The organisation was chosen through public vote for the second year in a row as part of the firm’s festive cash giveaway in December.

The charities were chosen by the public across the UK with Action for Hearing Loss Scotland being chosen as one of four UK charities to receive the most nominations and was chosen for the second year running by loyal Glaswegians next bikers.

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Cindy Cosgrove, who has her own nextbike annual subscription, said the charity was absolutely delighted to have won the public’s vote again.

She added: “We look forward to using the funds to provide life-enhancing information and community-based support for Glaswegians throughout the city who have hearing loss.”

nextbike managing director, Krysia Solheim said: “We’re passionate about local community here at nextbike so it was great to see the campaign was so well received in Glasgow.

“Action for Hearing Loss does amazing work in the community and we’re delighted to be able to give it that little extra support.”

Glasgow’s bike-share scheme, run in partnership with nextbike, has 650 bikes across 65 stations. This year alone nearly 200,000 trips have been taken across the city.

nextbikes are available 24 hours a day and users can register and hire bikes in just a couple of minutes. The cycle-share scheme is one of the cheapest ways to get around Glasgow, with fees starting from as little as 16p per day.

nextbike plans to continue expanding its network of schemes this year, with launches planned in the West Midlands and Portsmouth, as well as expanding its current fleets and introducing electric bikes into selected cities, starting in Glasgow.