Friday, 11 January 2019

Ofo bikes set to withdraw from London market


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The bike-sharing firm Ofo, distinctive for its bright yellow bikes, has pulled out of the UK market completely as the firm withdraws from London. Ofo is under threat of bankruptcy according to some sources and had originally withdrawn its bikes from Norwich, Sheffield and Oxford to focus on the captial, citing issues with vandalism and low demand. The Chinese firm allowed riders with access to its smartphone app to opportunity to unlock its yellow GPS-enabled bikes. The plus points for users over its competition in London in particular was that users could leave the bikes anywhere without having to find a parking dock. The firm did have around 6,000 UK bikes spread across cities that included London, Norwich, Sheffield, Oxford and Cambridge. The capital at its peak saw roughly 3,000 of those available for hire according to Guardian sources. This news comes as London expects a new challenger to the bike hire market in the shape of the Uber owned JUMP.
January 11, 2019 at 02:06PM http://bit.ly/2UVulRY Perry Richardson THESE POSTS ARE NOT OUR ENDORSEMENT