West Midlands Cycle Hire (WMCH) proves popular with more than 30,000 e-bike user rides since it was launched last December.
Figures issued by WMCH for Bike Week (June 6-12) show more than 8,000 individuals have used the ebikes and travelled and average of almost 3 kilometres per trip.
The power assisted bikes are available for hire in Birmingham, Coventry, Sandwell, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said:
“Citizens across the West Midlands have made more than 30,000 e-bike journeys over the winter and spring. Now as we move into the summer season, e-bikes are sure to prove even more popular than they have so far."
Adam Tranter, Cycling & Walking Commissioner, West Midlands, said:
"West Midlands Cycle Hire has, in a short space of time, become a key part of our sustainable transport network. E-bikes open up cycling to many more people, and it's heartening to see their popularity so far. Alongside new infrastructure, we're committed to giving people choices in the way they travel."