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Mobike quits Manchester and cuts London operating areas


Andrew Forster
14 September 2018
Now you see them… now you don’t! Manchester’s St Peter’s Square before Mobike left
Now you see them… now you don’t! Manchester’s St Peter’s Square before Mobike left


Dockless bike hire operator Mobike has carried out its threat to withdraw from Manchester and is reducing its operating territory in London, though the company insists the latter is only a temporary measure. 

The Manchester scheme was launched last July and marked the Chinese firm’s first foray into  Europe. The operation has been blighted by theft and vandalism, prompting Mobike to warn last month that the scheme could be withdrawn. 

Confirming the end of the operation,...

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