Somerset town considers electric bike hire scheme

Frome Town Council is inviting residents' feedback on a proposal which it hopes will encourage e-bike use

Should the speed limits on e-bikes be increased?

There are plenty of push-bike hire schemes across the UK, but electric bicycles that you can just pick up and ride are thinner on the ground.

Frome Town Council, however, is currently reviewing a proposal whereby key points in the town will offer e-bikes for hire - for periods ranging from an hour to 24 hours.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.