Bristol Co-wheels

24 electric bikes are being managed by Co-wheels across Bristol. The Programme adds 12 bikes;

  • 6 at University of West of England Frenchay campus
  • 4 at Bristol City Council
  • 2 at Avon Fire & Rescue

82 employees have used the bikes for a total of 917 journeys cycling over 2,300 miles.

The car club already offers 12 electric bikes to public and private sector employers in the city. See the Co-wheels website for more details.

Case studies

Teresa, a community nurse recently returned to Nursing from a career break and her role includes travelling around the city to visit patients who are house bound and otherwise unable to access normal NHS services. She has been riding an e-bike since April. After her bicycle was stolen from her GP practice, her employer arranged for her to have access to an e-bike so that she could continue her job. She uses the e-bike to attend her patient visits.

She said:

“I love the freedom of riding my bike around the city, there are no congestion issues and I always have somewhere to park my bike.  Even though the bike is electric and gives you that extra boost, I like to put it in the top gears when riding so that I still get a good amount of exercise every day”.


Bikeplus is the UK representative body for bike sharing which aims to optimise the benefits of cycling by supporting the emergence of the effective widespread availability of pooled bikes.

About bike share


Shared Electric Bike Programme


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