You can now hire an electric bike in Islington. They are launched by Uber and are called Jump bikes. They will cost £1 to unlock, £7.20 for an hour of riding (the first five minutes are free). You can hire one from the Uber app.

They are very excited for their first launch in London says the general manager of Jump in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He adds that they hope they will encourage more people to choose the environment-friendly way to get across the city.

They are designed with safety in mind – a sturdy frame and a bright red colour which makes them visible to others on the road. They also encourage everyone to wear helmets and follow all traffic laws.

Since there are usually issues with where bikes are left all riders who park in protected areas (stadiums, Royal Parks, canals, etc.) will be fined with £25 if they don’t move the bike.