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Posted 30 November 2022

Explore scenic Scotland by rail and bike with free 24 hour bike hire via Scotrail / Brompton Bikes (Inverness, Elgin, and Oban)

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Adventurists can now explore scenic Scotland by rail and bike, with free cycle hire, thanks to a new partnership between ScotRail and Brompton Bicycle.

The train operator has teamed up with cycle hire firm, Brompton Bicycle, to offer ScotRail customers 24 hours free bike hire in Inverness, Elgin, and Oban.

To take advantage of the offer, all customers have to do is download the Brompton Bike Hire app, register their details with a bank card and valid form of ID, and enter the promotion code ‘SCOTRAIL’.

The promotion code is valid for 24 hours and will allow users to hire a fully insured Brompton bike from one of the company’s convenient lockers in Inverness, Elgin, or Oban, and return the bike when they’re finished.

Bikes can be kept for a further 24 hours, a week or longer, depending on the need, at just £5 a day.

The Brompton Bike Hire app is free to download on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

“Our new partnership with Brompton Bike Hire will allow more people to explore the best that scenic Scotland has to offer while encouraging an active lifestyle with great economic benefits for the tourist industry in these areas.”

Julian Scriven, Brompton Bike Hire managing director, said: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with ScotRail offering rail users the unique opportunity to explore the beauty that Scotland has to offer on a Brompton.

“More than 90 per cent of our bike hires are part of a multi-modal journey so this partnership makes a lot of sense.

“By offering free bike hire, it means we can open new places and experiences to customers who may not have considered combining cycling with their rail journey before.”

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    Nothing against Brompton bikes per se, but are they really suitable for the sort of terrain encountered in 'scenic Scotland'?
    TBH it's the only way this scheme can work really, these days. Taking a bike on a Scotrail train is not as free-and-easy as it used to be as you have to book in advance. At least a folder can be freely carried on and put in the luggage section.

    As for the scenic bit, well I guess the idea is that people can ride their Brompton on the road to get to a forest car park, or a lochside or wherever, and then walk around exploring from there.
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    Not Brompton's fault, but Scotrail's fares are so high that this will still cost you a fortune.
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    Handy to have the bike for when your train home is cancelled due to a strike
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    Its free because who in their right mind would want to tour Scotland on a bike in December, not even taking into account that its a Brompton. Unless youre using it to get from the train to the local pub and back to the train....I can see that kind of working.
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    Bromptons are dreadful on any off-road surface and a struggle even when the road isn't well maintained.
    I've struggled along canal paths in Oxford and through fields on the Isle of Wight. Both were made worse by being on a brompton.
    All that said, they're a joy to ride when the route is good, just check ahead!