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Bike hire scheme for Wellington

It will be different spokes for different folks, with a new bike-hire scheme to be introduced in Wellington.

Nextbike, based in Auckland, will hire out 100 custom-built bikes from up to 20 sites in central Wellington from October to May.

Nextbike boss Julian Hulls said the German-designed, Chinese-built cycles would be ideal for tourists to move around Wellington during the Rugby World Cup. They could also be used on the great rides cycling project championed by Prime Minister John Key.

"They [hire bikes] are a missing piece of the puzzle really."