Uber has today announced that NHS workers including doctors, nurses and hospital staff will be offered free rides on electric JUMP bikes to help them get to and from work.
JUMP operates in the London boroughs of Camden, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea and Hackney, covering eight large NHS Trusts with tens of thousands of NHS staff.
JUMP is working closely with councils across London to ensure that all NHS workers in these areas are able to benefit from this offer to help them to travel quickly and safely to work.
Dinika Mahtani, General Manager, JUMP, London, said:
“Our brave NHS staff need everyone across the UK to get behind them and provide support however we can. From today JUMP bikes will be available for tens of thousands of NHS workers to use for free, helping them get to and from hospitals so they can continue their vital work.”
NHS staff can register at jump.com/nhs with their NHS email to receive their free activation code to use in the Uber app. All NHS staff can receive a maximum of 50 redemptions with a cap of £10 per trip. In their Uber app they can change the transport mode from ‘Rides’ to ‘Bikes’ at the bottom of the main screen and see the available bikes on the map.
JUMP bikes feature integrated electric pedal-assist which makes cycling an easy alternative for short trips. The electric assist responds to the effort of the rider, giving a boost when pedalling but slowing down like a push bike when you stop pedalling.
All JUMP bikes are GPS tracked and have built-in cable locks which have to be locked to end the trip. Together with clear guidelines in-app and on all bikes, this helps avoid cluttering and ensures that the bicycles are properly parked.
JUMP is now prioritising its service for NHS workers to ensure they can safely park the bikes near hospitals to ensure their journey to work is as easy as possible.