In an exclusive interview with Richard Lee, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow, we find out the effect Bikeable Life has had on the venue and how you could contribute to a greener future by working with the brand.

After a long period of soul searching, Tim made the decision to set up Bikeable Life as he wanted to create something that made positive social and environmental impacts whilst allowing people to embrace their inner child and have some fun.

Hotel guests simply love the freedom a bike can give them during their stay. In a time where sustainability and wellbeing have never been more important, why not provide a great extra service with your name on it? Here’s what one of Bikeable Life’s hotel partners Richard Lee had to say…

What do Bikeable offer hoteliers?
Providing bikes gives hotels something unique and memorable to offer their guests, which also promotes sustainability, health and wellbeing. Bikeable provide a fully managed service which makes it easy for hotels to have the confidence that the bikes are safe, secure and well maintained at all times. 

How can Bikeable contribute to a boosted reputation at a hotel?
We want all our guests to have a memorable experience when they stay in our hotel and having bikes available is part of our strategy to create a more experiential guest journey which goes beyond what people expect in an airport hotel. Bikeable has also helped us reinforce our commitment to sustainability by providing healthy, carbon free transport for our guests, which has been recognised in our Green Key award and Travel With Purpose commitments. 

Why did you choose Bikeable specifically?
We wanted bikes which would be easy to ride for all abilities, looked attractive, and were fully managed and maintained so Bikeable was a perfect partner for us.

What do your guests and employees think about having your own hotel bikes?
They are surprised and delighted! It is not something which you would usually expect at an airport hotel. Lots of people comment on them, even if they don’t use them themselves, and for the guests who do use them it opens such a wide range of possibilities for things to do within easy reach of the hotel. There is no need to kill time waiting for a flight when you can get out and about on a bike for the day.

Would you recommend Bikeable and their branded bikes to other hoteliers, and if so why?
I would definitely recommend Bikeable to other hotels, not only are the bikes great the team are really supportive and have helped us promote this new service and showcase their bikes at our hotel.

If you were to sum up Bikeable in one word, what would it be?
Fun! It is so easy to forget how much fun riding a bike is and it makes everyone who has tried it feel happy just form getting out in the fresh air on a bike