MEPC Wellington Place is now offering free bike hire to all Wellington Place employees*

*The Wellington Place App Bikes are currently out of use following government guidelines surrounding COVID-19. As, and when restrictions are lifted we hope to make the bikes available again for the use of the Wellington Place community.

We hope that cycling offers a convenient, cost-effective and most of all, environmentally-friendly mode of transport for employees at Wellington Place and we are keen to do all we can to promote the benefits.

App-Bikes are ideal for attending meetings in other areas of the city or for a lunchtime cycle along the tarmacked Leeds & Liverpool canal towpath. There are a number of on- and off-road cycle routes leading to Wellington Place including the Cycle Superhighway, Whitehall Road and the canal towpath. The West Yorkshire Cycle Map shows all the cycle routes around Wellington Place.

There are 7 bikes stored by the 4 Wellington Place hoarding opposite 3 Wellington Place, including an electric bike*, which can be hired by Wellington Place employees for free using the App-Bike app. Bikes can be reserved up to 3 hours prior to when you want to use them, or you can hire them immediately.

How to rent a free App-Bike:

  1. Download the App-Bike app
  2. Register using your work email address to verify that you work at Wellington Place
  3. Select ‘Wellington Place member’ for the payment option in the app (you will not be charged for renting the bikes but card details are required to cover repair costs in cases of misuse. View App-Bike’s T&Cs.
  4. Once your account is set up, click the Wellington Place location pin to view available bikes.
  5. Scan the QR code on the bike you want to use, tap the lock image to unlock the bike and then you’re ready to go!

Click here to watch the App-Bike tutorial video.

Please test the brakes, lights, tyres are all working, and adjust the saddle before riding. A pannier, high vis vest and waterproof cover are included with the bike hire. Helmets are not included, and although they are not essential, we would highly recommend that you wear one. You can purchase a helmet for £25 (email info@wellingtonplace.co.uk to arrange, and please note payment must be in cash).

If you experience any issues while using the bikes, please contact App-Bike customer support directly on 01892320270. If you want to use the electric bike and the remaining charge on the battery means the range is less than how far you intend to go, please contact the security team on 0113 246 8399 or visit them at 3 Wellington Place (during office hours only). They will swap the battery for one that is fully charged. You can check the range of the battery by activating the onboard screen and clicking through the options. The electric bike will extend the distance you would usually ride and can give more assistance on hills if you choose.

*THE ELECTRIC BIKE IS CURRENTLY OUT OF USE

You can plan your cycle journey here.

Any questions? You can contact the travel team at charlotte.best@foreconsulting.co.uk or by calling 0113 246 0204.