Published on: 2 August 2011
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Tour De Melbourne

Free helmet loan to use with 30+ Melbourne Bike Share Stations around the city – You don’t have to be as good as Cadel Evans, however wearing yellow is a good idea Guests at Melbourne’s premier sustainable hotel can easily enjoy the cities world recognised title as Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Bike City, making it only the second Bike City in the world after Copenhagen. Local laws require all bike riders to wear an approved cycling helmet, yet a cycling helmet is not usually on the packing list for a trip to Melbourne, so the smart team at Alto Hotel have a range of helmet to loan to hotel guests. Alto’s guests can enjoy the many lanes, paths and cycling areas of Melbourne when using a bike from one of Melbourne 30+ Bike Share stations. There are 2 stations within 100 meters of the hotel. An entire day’s fun and a gentle exercise while you roll around the city is one of the lowest cost options available in the city. Dock you bike at any of the 30+ bike stations each 30 minutes and all you pay for the day of fun is $2.50 “While we have had the helmets available for over a year we are seeing an increase in use since the start of the Tour de France and more so since Cadel won the yellow jersey” said Gary Stickland General Manger of Alto Hotel. With the Yarra River and its bike trails close by the hotels central city location quickly gives way to river vistas, parks and open spaces. Take a ride to Lygon Street and enjoy a coffee and cake at Brunetti or stop on Lonsdale Street for some Baklava or other delicious Greek pastry and you get a little taste of being in Europe while still being in inner Melbourne. For more details on Melbourne Bike Share –