Bike hire introduced at Haggerston Castle as Haven teams up with Halfords

Holiday park operator Haven has teamed up with Halfords to offer holidaymakers access to bikes at 11 of its parks, including Haggerston Castle.

By Ian Smith
Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 4:56 pm

Haven has secured over 700 bikes from the cycling retailer and Halfords mobile mechanics will provide regular fleet assessments and bike maintenance throughout the season.

“We’ve seen that when people are getting away for their much-needed breaks that they are keen to do family activities and explore the local area,” says Simon Price, director of activities at Haven.

“By enhancing the guest experience, we want to provide holidaymakers with easy access to bikes whilst on holiday and encourage them to see more of the UK in a sustainable and healthy way.”

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Haggerston Castle.

The move comes as Britain has experienced a cycling boom with cycling giving people a way to get back outside, reunite with friends and family and be inspired by the great outdoors.

In the last year Halfords has reported that it has seen sales of adult bikes up by 193% compared to last year and its own research shows that 40% of Brits have cycled more frequently over the past 12 months.

Almost half (48%) of those surveyed by Halfords saw cycling as an opportunity to spend more time outdoors with their family and just simply to have fun (41%).

Anthony Caie, director of B2B, Services & Financial Services from Halfords, said: “We are delighted to be working with Haven as their parks provide fantastic opportunities and inspiration for everyone to begin pedalling and discover just how much fun you can have on two wheels.”

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