By Bike


NE1 has teamed up with ScratchBikes to deliver a fleet of 150 bikes that will be located at 15 hire points across the city centre.

The system works by users paying a nominal, one pence (1p) registration fee and then a small two hourly charge to use one of the specially, NE1 branded bicycles. The bikes can be collected or returned to any one of the 15 bike hire stations located at key points across the city including transport hubs like the Central Station, Monument and the Haymarket, the RVI and University and College campuses. A further 7 hire points will be situated in outlying suburbs to encourage city centre workers, students and members of the public to cycle into the city.

City Centre businesses and workers will be entitled to discounts on bike rental – by signing up and registering with the scheme. Anyone interested in getting on a bike should email ScratchBikes at