Visitors to Hull and Beverley are being offered a whole new way of picking up tips on the best places to go, thanks to new roaming visitor information points… on three wheels.
Two custom cargo cycles have taken to the streets of the region’s top tourist spots over the summer to help visitors make the most of what the destination has to offer.
The pedal-powered versions of a traditional information centre are run by volunteers from Hull and East Yorkshire’s HEY! Volunteering, a programme born out of the success of the UK City of Culture ‘ambassadors’ during Hull’s big year in the spotlight, in 2017.
Dubbed ‘Hull and East Yorkshire’s big blue wave of positivity’ after the colour of its uniform, HEY! Volunteering now has around 2,500 members and runs a host of opportunities, including offering visitors a warm East Yorkshire welcome.
Expanded by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) – the area’s local visitor economy partnership – the scheme covers the whole of the region, although this latest initiative focusses on the city and the medieval minster town.
The roaming bikes are in addition to the fixed ‘Welcome to Hull’ pod within Hull’s Paragon Station, and Beverley’s Tourist Information Centre, and designed to help even more visitors, offering details on attractions and places to eat, as well as giving directions.
Distinctly decorated in the volunteering scheme’s trademark blue, the bikes will be out and about across the summer holidays.
For tourist information on Hull, visit www.visithull.org
Visitor information for Beverley, and the rest of East Yorkshire, is available at www.visiteastyorkshire.co.uk