Future Inns in Cardiff has launched a bike-friendly service for its guests. The ‘Bike to the Future’ initiative allows guests to store bikes in their room – a protective bike mat is provided. The hotel’s reception also has a range of basic bike-repair items and there's a link-up with the Cyclopaedia bike shop of Cardiff for the supply of parts and repairs. For those arriving at the hotel to work or eat a distinctive bespoke bike-parking stand has been erected in a prominent position at the front of the hotel. This Future-branded bike stand was designed and created by Cardiff-based Odoni-Elwell.
Przemek Kaminski, managing director of Future Inns, said:
“Over the past few years we have welcomed both professional cyclists and cycle guests to our hotel and it seemed a positive and logical opportunity to expand into this sector as the trend for cycling continues to grow.”
The hotel was recently fully-booked with participants in the Velothon cycle-sportive. “Our Cardiff hotel is also ideally located for the Cardiff Bay cycle path and access to the Taff Trail, the Wales National Velodrome and Bike Park Wales,” said Kaminski.
Simon Nurse, general manager of OdoniElwell said:
“We are extremely excited to part of Future Inn’s initiative – it places cycling and sustainability at the very heart of its vision. It also provides a platform for businesses and cycling communities to come together to further develop Cardiff’s advantageous orientation for better cycling in the city and beyond.”
Future Inns is a three-hotel chain, with hotels in Bristol and Plymouth as well as Cardiff.