What a great idea it is to introduce a bike hire scheme to Portsmouth.
The city is flat and perfect for cycling. With plenty of congestion, more bikes is definitely the answer.
I only wish the scheme could be extended to Gosport as I’m sure that there has been a massive rise in people cycling now that the BRT route has been opened.
But the big question has to be what do we call our new scheme? A similar scheme in London has the catchy Boris bikes title but I don’t feel Gerald’s bikes (as in city council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson) rolls off the tongue as well.
A short plea on the radio saw the name Pompey’s pedals come out as the favourite. What do you think?