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Letter: What Should A Guildford Electric Bike Scheme Be Called?

Published on: 27 Feb, 2017
Updated on: 27 Feb, 2017

From Jan Messinger

In response to the article: Electric Bikes – Are They Part of the Answer to Guildford’s Traffic Problems?

I like the idea of electric bikes for the younger and fitter people of Guildford. However, the more mature of the borough would, I believe, still have a problem cycling.

But I would be happy to see the roads with less cars and lorries, if at all possible.

Is this is the solution? I assume they would be at the current Park and Ride sites so that those of us who live a few miles from the town centre could use them to get in to the town?

I can see it is worth exploring.

I wonder what they would be called in Guildford? London has Boris Bikes. Any ideas?

Yes Dragon readers, what would be a good name for an electric bike share scheme in Guildford? Ed

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Responses to Letter: What Should A Guildford Electric Bike Scheme Be Called?

  1. Dave Middleton Reply

    February 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    How about,”Ogle’s Wobbles”?

  2. Chris Ogle Reply

    February 27, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Love it!

    With Guildford’s connections to Alice in Wonderland, “Alice’s Bikes” has also been suggested. A bit more romantic than Ogle’s Wobbles I think.

    Just to say that while there will be some more mature people who will struggle if they have mobility and balance issues, we have sold quite a few bikes to people in their 80s and plenty to people over 3 score and 10.

    • Christopher Fairs Reply

      February 28, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      “WEY TO GO” might be appropriate.

  3. John Lomas Reply

    February 27, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    I have just noticed that the Liverpool City Bike scheme is a part of Hourbike Ltd from Bisley.

  4. C Williams Reply

    February 27, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    “White Rabbit bikes”? Or “March Hare bikes”? Or “Carroll’s cycles”?

    Or a none Lewis Caroll suggestion: “Cycle Wey”?

    How about: “Cycle AWey”? Ed

  5. Gina Redpath Reply

    March 1, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Get someone to sponsor it and they can name it.

  6. Colin Cross Reply

    March 8, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    (Sponsors name followed by) Life Cycles.

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