Cycle racks are already available at the station. A further 15 ‘Sheffield’ square arch cycle racks are included in the new scheme. In the future when funding allows, we would like to provide under cover racks. There will be CCTV covering the car park and café area.

Cycle hire now available from the hub. Imagine – Arrive by train and discover the surrounding areas by bike! Melksham is a great starting point for visits to National Trust locations and the Kennet & Avon Canal. Using the bike hire app you are able to rent a bike from and return to our Melksham Hub. The cost of hire is £2.50 per hour with a maximum £15 charge per day.

Bike hire available NOW!

Melksham station is well within cycling distance of several attractive locations

TransWilts have been working with Active Cycling Projects to provide a fleet of bikes which will be docked at the side of the new café. This means you can download their app (App-Bike) which uses smart lock technology at the heart of its system. They have taken the technology out of docking stations, and put it into a user app.

This makes renting a bike simple for users and very cost effective. The system is constantly updated with users, bikes and availability.

For example; you and a friend want to visit the Hub Café for brunch and then explore the surrounding area by bike.

Firstly, check out our Cycling Leaflet for routes in and around Melksham. Then simply log in to the app, check whether two bikes are available and reserve them, select the relevant tariff, pay the fee and then you’ll be given a QR code.
Scan the QR code on the bike or enter the bike number into the app to unlock a bike. Enjoy the ride and when you’ve finished just return it to Melksham Hub making sure that you stop your rental in the app.
Have fun and don’t forget to tag us in your photos #melkshamhub

The next phase of the overall Melksham Masterplan includes a northern access route to the station for cyclists and pedestrians. At this point we expect to upgrade the cycling storage facilities.

Lacock village

A charming village with Lacock Abbey, and Fox Talbot Museum

Gt Chalfield Manor

An impressive 15th century Manor with Arts and Crafts Garden

The Courts Gardens

A curious English country garden with delightful Tea Room

Seend locks

Five locks at Seend are a gateway to a pretty section of the canal