The Northampton cycle hire scheme has, unfortunately, now closed.

After 5 successful years of operation, Cycle CoNNect, Northampton's own cycle hire scheme closed on 3 September 2019.

The scheme had been run by Hourbike without any operational funding support since 2017 and, unfortunately, due to an increase in vandalism and recent increases in operational costs, the scheme has become unsustainable. The previous success that the scheme enjoyed was due to the support of local people and the positive reaction from individuals and organisations to its introduction in 2014. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who used the scheme for their support during its years of operation. The people and businesses of Northampton embraced Cycle CoNNect and were key in making the scheme so popular.