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Melbourne City-Bikes

Thursday, July 6, 2006

This brilliant and emission-free way of getting around Melbourne has been effective in 40 cities worldwide.

Melbourne City-Bikes is an emission-free, innovative and environmentally friendly means of transport.

The pedal electric bicycles were designed and imported from Germany. Made from recycled plastic bottles, they have a small electric motor but basically it's pedal power that gets them moving.

They are eye-catching and present a high-recall method of advertising as they make their way around Melbourne's CBD. They move at a slow pace and are used at public and private events, to transport clients and can double up as a shuttle service.

Drivers take guided tours around Melbourne and surrounding areas including the restaurant area of Lygon Street, the Melbourne Museum, Victorian Arts Centre and Waterfront precincts beside the Yarra River.

Four one-hour tours are on offer, each designed to show off different parts of inner Melbourne.

You can hail a City-Bike from the roadside or at designated pick-up points. You can ring and book a City-Bike and drivers are happy to go off the beaten track.

Companies wishing to get their message across find City-Bikes an effective and memorable way of advertising. Drivers are briefed to your tastes and can even wear a uniform specific to a promotion.


On the Straits of Bosphorus.


Melbourne City-Bikes one-hour rental from Federation Square is $55 per bike.

Virgin Blue has flights to Melbourne with limited seats that may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Net. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person, per one way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at July 7, 2006 and are subject to change.

One-way fares from;
  • Adelaide, $99
  • Sydney, $109
  • Brisbane, $140
  • Darwin, $199
  • Perth, $219

Please note that the prices listed are valid at the time of filming.

For further information

Melbourne City-Bikes
Freecall 1800 686 069
152 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000
Chris 0433 171 077
Rhiannon 0422 083 695

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