Bike rental schemes hit record numbers in the UK, almost topping 25 million hires

An average of 67,565 rides were taken a day between September 2022 and September 2023, an increase of 24%

Lime bikes on a City of London pavement
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Cycling is not doomed. More people than ever are using bike hire schemes in the UK, with almost 25 million journeys completed between September 2022 and September 2023, according to new research.

A report by the national shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK), published this week, showed that an average of 67,565 rides per day were embarked upon in the time frame. 

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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.