What happened to the e-bike’s?

A short while ago Bath Newseum follower John Batty asked:

‘It’s been a couple of months now since the Council advised you that they would be trialling electric bikes for a hire scheme around the city and now 6 months since the NextBikes disappeared. Have you seen any evidence of this trial?’

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John, l have received the following reply from Councillor Joanna Wright, who is Cabinet member for Transport Services.

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Cllr Joanna Wright, Cabinet member for Transport Services.

“While we had a good amount of interest in our e-bike hire tendering process, no company has come forward.

The scheme was due to start in August and we are now considering other options as part of our commitment to sustainable transport.”