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Key workers and commuters offered discounted rides as heatwave hits London

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Micromobility operators in London are offering key workers, other eligible groups and travellers discounted rides to unlock cooler commutes as the UK braces for its hottest day on record this week.

The heatwave is set to make London one of the hottest places in the world today, with temperatures forecast to rise to 41C (106F).

With transport disruption taking place across all London Underground lines, Dott is offering key workers 75% off pay-as-you-go rides.

“Whilst the heatwave is making some travel a challenge, our vehicles offer a way to travel efficiently across the city in the cooling breeze of the open air,” Dott’s General Manager for UK and Ireland Duncan Robertson told Zag Daily.

“We wanted to make it easy for the Capital’s key workers to get where they need to be, which is why we are offering a 75% discount on our e-bikes and e-scooters to those employed by the NHS and emergency services.”

Likewise, HumanForest is running a ‘TOOHOT’ promo code via Instagram this week, giving its e-bike riders an extra free 20 minutes on top of their 10 free daily minutes.

HumanForest’s Co-Founder and Head of Marketing Michael Stewart told Zag: “Although the unprecedented temperatures are causing a significant amount of disruption for Londoners this week, this is an opportunity for more people to make the switch to the sustainable and affordable micromobility option offered by HumanForest.

“Over the next few days, being outside riding an e-bike could be more suitable than other modes of transport with limited air conditioning. So, HumanForest is pleased to be a readily available option across central London for commuters looking for alternative travel means.”

While Lime and TIER are not offering any specific discounts related to London’s heatwave, both firm’s are supporting riders, including key workers, lower income users and students with 50% off trips through their respective access schemes.

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