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Smoothie bike helped guests drink in advice at travel ‘hub’

Dunstable mayor John Chatterley tries the fun 'smoothie' bike, as Derek Smulders of the Travel Choices Hub looks on

Dunstable mayor John Chatterley tries the fun 'smoothie' bike, as Derek Smulders of the Travel Choices Hub looks on

Central Beds’ Travel Choices Hub, in Ashton Square, Dunstable, has marked a real milestone – its first anniversary.

At celebrations, Central Beds executive councillor Nigel Young and services provider Sustrans spoke to guests including Dunstable mayor John Chatterley.

Guests had fun on a “smoothie bike”, a static bike attached to a pedal-powered liquidiser. The “hub” is the public face of Travel Choices, which helps people make better journey choices, reducing car use, cutting costs and boosting health. The hub offers personalised journey advice, information on public transport, cycling and walking routes and timetables.

In the past year, staff have dealt with 5,000 enquiries and have run more than 80 events. Now the hub is attracting attention from similar UK projects, keen to mirror its success. Sarah Toy, of Sustrans, said: “There is a real buzz nationally about the Travel Choices Hub in Dunstable.”

 

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