Worthing guest house owners get pedalling for summer 2018

Worthing accommodation providers got on their bikes last week to re-launch the towns Donkey Republic bike hire scheme for the 2018 summer season.

Representatives from Heenefields, High Beach, The Moorings and Baltimore Guest Houses joined Judy Fox, Worthing Borough council’s Visitor Experience Officer to test drive the bikes.

The Donkey Republic Bike Hire  24/7, self-service scheme launched last May has been popular with visitors and residents alike. The Donkey Republic bikes which have been imported from Copenhagen are bright orange, easily adjustable and super comfy to ride.

And guesthouse owners were eager to find out how the Donkey Bikes work so that they can help their guests make the most of their visit to Worthing this summer.

Users simply download the app to rent and unlock the bike. It’s the perfect scheme for visitors who may not want the hassle of bringing their bikes from home.

The Great news for 2018 is the introduction of a new 30 min bike hire for just £1.25 and a reduction in the rental from £6 to £5 for 2 hours.

Discover Worthing is keen to promote Worthing as an ideal place for cycling with wide, flat seafront routes linking the town to nearby destinations such as Lancing, Shoreham and Brighton and Hove to the East and Goring to the West.

There are currently four pick up points around the town

  • The Lido
  • Pavilion Theatre
  • Steyne Gardens
  • Windsor Road Shelter

The Discover Worthing website showcases a variety of routes for all abilities and flags up stopping points along the way.

Donkey bike familiarisation sessions are available on request for all accommodation/businesses providers in Worthing.

Worthing Borough Council is looking to expand the scheme and would be interested to hear from any local businesses interested in sponsoring the introduction of new bikes.


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