Cast of Peter Pan take time out of performing to test out Northampton’s ‘Boris bikes’

The cast of Peter Pan test out the Cycle CoNNect bikes.
The cast of Peter Pan test out the Cycle CoNNect bikes.

Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook were spotted cycling around Northampton town centre on the Cycle CoNNect bikes

The cast from this year’s Royal & Derngate panto Peter Pan stepped off the stage to check out Northampton’s Cycle CoNNect bike-hire scheme last week.

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Ross Carpenter (Peter Pan), Amy Beadel (Wendy), Lucy Evans (Tinkerbell), Lindsey Tierney (Mrs Darling) and Alex Giannini (Captain Hook) all went for a spin.

Father Christmas and several reindeer were also spotted on the bikes around the theatre.

Launched in July the Northamptonshire County Council bike hire scheme has so far attracted more than 2,000 users.

Cllr Michael Clarke, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “Cycle CoNNect has proved immensely successful since its launch and I’m delighted at the numbers of people who have participated in the scheme.

“Cycling has so many benefits from health and wellbeing through to helping relieve congestion and pollution on our roads.”

Cycle CoNNect is a self-service bike hire scheme with a network of 10 Cycle CoNNect docking stations across Northampton.

The scheme is open to residents, commuters, students and visitors to the town – anyone who is registered as a Cycle CoNNect member can hire a bike.

A total of 50 bikes are available to hire across the network at any time of the day, every day. For more details, visit www.cycleconnect.co.uk.