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'ofo' officially launches in Cambridge with view to expand across the UK

Joe Robinson
25 Jul 2017

Dockless bike scheme enjoys successful trial with a look to target local businesses

Page 1 of 2'ofo' officially launches in Cambridge with view to expand across the UK

After a successful three-month trial period, the Chinese bike sharing scheme 'ofo' officially launched 150 dockless bikes in and around the city of Cambridge today.

The trial has been deemed such a success that the dockless bike share company looks to expand into more European cities in the coming months.

Since its launch in April, each ofo bike has been used, on average, two to three times a day; the same frequency as the London Santander bikes at launch.

In addition to the planned expansion, ofo have been working with local businesses to create designated bike hubs to offer alternative transport options.

Theses hubs will directly aim at having people swap the car for the bike on their daily commute.

The Cambridge Science Park and Trinity Centre look set to be the first areas to have these hubs, with the ofo ground team working to keep a consistent level of bikes available.

The yellow bikes will still have a free month trial period, yet the scheme will cost 50p per 30 minutes as of August.

'With demand for the service growing daily, we’re thrilled to be rolling out an enhanced service that will make it even easier for people to get on two wheels.' said Joseph Seal-Driver, UK Operations Director.

'The residents of Cambridge have helped pioneer a new way of exploring cities, and we are confident we can bring the benefits of ofo to other cities around the UK.'

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