Just over 2 months ago, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Freebike mobilised quickly to provide a safe and efficient transport method for London’s key workers by launching our Freebike for Key Workers campaign.
Such has been the success of the scheme, we have been inundated with requests for access and have helped more than 750 key workers with free, unrestricted access to our bikes.
Between them, key workers have travelled over 45,000km on our bikes in the previous 2 months - an amazing feat! At our pre-COVID pricing, Freebike has saved key workers over £47,000 in rental fees.
Humbling feedback has shown how access to Freebike’s have helped key workers to avoid public transport, get some exercise, and, in numerous cases, their use is the highlight of the day!
Such was the demand for access, Freebike had to make the difficult decision to limit access to NHS workers and other select groups. This, in no way, diminishes the respect and admiration Freebike has for the wider Key Worker community, however, so as to maintain a usable shared service, and working with a skeleton operational team, it was important to limit our service in this way. We are sorry that we are unable to help more at this time but hope you understand our position.
If you are an NHS worker you can still apply for use by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org although please note availability of our bikes is limited. For other key workers, we have a number of ways we can still help you with our private fleet for organisations and business, for example, guaranteeing availability for you and your colleagues. More information can be found here: private.freebike.com