Bolt offer free and discounted rides for expected surge in London travellers on 4 July


Ride-hailing app Bolt will be offering free rides to users on Saturday 4 July as lockdown measures ease across the UK after 14 long weeks, in an effort to help Londoners reunite with their loved ones.

The move comes as research, carried out by Bolt, reveals seeing family and friends tops the list of Brits’ post-lockdown plans. Two-thirds claimed that being in lockdown has made them appreciate their families more.

With measures being slowly lifted further in the UK, Bolt, a European on-demand transportation platform, will be offering 1,000 free rides (at a maximum cost of £15) to be used this weekend to users at random who are registered with the service by 3pm on Friday 3 July.

For everyone else, Bolt will be creating a 20% discount code for the upcoming weekend (applicable to 20,000 rides on a first-come, first-served basis for up to two rides per user and a maximum saving of £10 per ride), which can be found on Saturday morning on Bolt’s official UK Instagram page.

Following the announcement, Bolt’s UK country manager Sam Raciti said: “There’s no doubting that everyone’s looking forward to London living regaining a sense of normalcy this weekend, myself included. Now more than ever, our intention is to provide an affordable, convenient way for riders to go out and enjoy themselves in the London we all love.”


Image credit: Bolt

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