E-bike hire scheme leaves Bristol due to 'extensive and relentless' vandalism

Big Issue bikes will be withdrawn from the city this weekend

Big Issue ebikes
(Image credit: Big Issue ebikes)

An e-bike hire scheme is to withdraw from Bristol due to "extensive and relentless levels of vandalism" over its seven months of operation

Big Issue bikes launched earlier this year in the English city, the first place in the UK to get them, promising a "comfortable and convenient alternative to fossil fuel-based transportation". However, just months later, the scheme is to be paused.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.