Several new bike hoops have been installed in Marlow.

In total, 16 have been placed all over the town, which is part of a match-funded project with Buckinghamshire Council.

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The bike hoops can be seen on the High Street, the Causeway, and Spittal Street.

Marlow’s mayor, Richard Scott, said: “Since February 2020, councillors have been working closely with the officers at Buckinghamshire Council on plans initially to find an area for temporary bike racks.

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The new bike hoops in Marlow

“Instead, we were able to come up with a total of sixteen new and permanent cycle hoop locations, and after the necessary investigative groundworks, they were installed in the town centre the week before Christmas.”

According to Marlow Town Council, ‘the chosen locations utilise the available space and are located in high visibility areas to allow cyclists to keep line of sight of their bikes and minimise opportunistic theft.’

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There are 16 new bike hoops in Marlow

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The leader of MTC, Jocelyn Towns, added: “We are absolutely delighted to have been able to deliver a permanent solution rather than the temporary one we were initially looking at.

“The locations were chosen with the cyclist in mind and we hope they will be a great benefit to our cycling community.”

Following the start of the lockdown in March last year, several bikes were stolen across the Thames Valley.