Woo Bike Share provides University of Worcester’s staff and students a convenient and low cost way to travel and exercise. In 2018, 50 electric e-bikes were added to the University’s fleet of 50 pedal bikes, totaling to 100 bikes available for use.
A few students and staff at the University of Worcester participated in a one-week Woo Bike test trial of the electric e-bikes, and agreed to share their experiences.
This week’s testimonial comes from Barbara Mitra, a senior lecturer for Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Worcester.
Name: Barbara Mitra
E-Bike Model: City
Staff or Student: Staff
Journey Types: 4 miles
What did you enjoy about riding a Woo bike?
I really enjoyed the ease of using the bike. The bike was excellent for getting me up the hills.
Why did you want to try out the Woo bike?
I wanted to try out the bike because I thought it would be interesting- see what it would be like.
What are the advantages of riding a Woo bike?
The bike was overall excellent. I really enjoyed riding the bike and it was very quick regarding journey times.
Were there any challenges when riding a Woo bike?
The challenges I found when riding the bike were mainly just getting used to starting with the electric assistance.
Would you recommend Woo bikes to other cyclists or those wanting to begin cycling?
Yes I would definitely recommend the e-bike.
Is it important to have access to a bike share scheme? Why/Why not?
Yes I think it is important to have access to a bike share scheme- I can’t afford an electric bike.
Any additional/relevant comments of your personal experience with the Woo bike?
I would definitely use this bike and not use the electric car!
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