Last year visitors to Bath were able to rent-a-bike from stands established around the city – including this one (pictured below) next to the Holburne Museum.
The company operating the system has changed and notices on the empty stands say the ‘new and improved service will be up and running in April’ – although, as the month draws to a close, nothing has happened yet.
Cllr Nigel Roberts – who is cycling ‘champion’ for B&NES and represents Odd Down ward – now tells me the new system is being installed from tomorrow – Monday, April 28th – and the stands will be ‘operational’ from mid-May.
Apparently there was an issue with the electricity supply to the cycling hubs – hence the delay – and the signs were not updated.
Let’s hope B&NES spreads the word that all is well just in case – like me – you were wondering when exactly the bikes were coming back!