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.
Our testimonial this week comes from Sarah Ganderton, an ILS Advisor at the Hive at the University of Worcester.
Name: Sarah Ganderton
E-Bike Model: City
Staff or Student: Staff
Journey Types: From home to the Hive to work, up Ronkswood for a hospital appointment, along the river for a little trip and one day to Birmingham University on the train where I am studying to try out using it in a different environment.
What did you enjoy about riding a Woo bike?
I enjoyed the freedom to go places I wouldn’t go alone walking, and went much further than I dared on foot, especially if I knew it was downhill all the way home.
Why did you want to try out the Woo bike?
I wanted to try it out because I am thinking of buying an e bike for myself.
What are the advantages of riding a Woo bike?
The freedom to go up hills and not think about it or train for it.
Were there any challenges when riding a Woo bike?
Going uphill- I practiced and remember to keep pedaling because when you stop you stop.
Would you recommend Woo bikes to other cyclists or those wanting to begin cycling?
I definitely would, it was fun and easy to use.
Is it important to have access to a bike share scheme? Why/Why not? Yes, it’s a great way to get around, keep fit but not be exhausted and not have to use petrol then find a parking space.
Any additional/relevant comments of your personal experience with the Woo bike?
I really enjoyed taking the bike on the train to Birmingham and being able to go further than I ever have before and see new sights. It made me brave.
To read more testimonials and information about University of Worcester’s Bike Share, click on one of the articles below: