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 David Woodward, a senior lecturer in the Institute of Education at the University of Worcester.
Name: David Woodward
E-Bike Model: City
Staff or Student: Staff
Journey Types: To and from work
What did you enjoy about riding a Woo bike?
I felt a good bit of freedom – starting the day the right day. It made it so easy to get from A to B.
Why did you want to try out the Woo bike?
I wanted to try it because I had never tried a Woo bike before, and I wanted to see what it was like.
What are the advantages of riding a Woo bike?
It provides an easy journey to work, thinking time, and I don’t sweat.
Were there any challenges when riding a Woo bike?
It didn’t quite feel like exercise – normally I run into work or cycle to gain a bit of fitness, but it didn’t feel the E-bike gave me this. The bike was also quite heavy.
Would you recommend Woo bikes to other cyclists or those wanting to begin cycling?
Yes I would recommend this bike and I already have.
Is it important to have access to a bike share scheme? Why/Why not?
Yes, I think it is important to have access because it gives people a healthy choice of how to travel.
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