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Cycling in Hounslow

MOBIKE dockless hire bike trial

Hounslow council is running a 12-month trial (February 2018 - February 2019) of the dockless 'Mobike' hire bike, following a successful trial in Ealing.

These distinctive hire bikes provide a convenient way to make short trips and feature an integrated 'smart lock' enabling them to be GPS tracked and the back wheel to be locked when not being used.

To hire the bikes, you just need to download the Mobike app (available on Android and Apple), fill in your personal details, pay the £1 refundable deposit, and you're ready to go! Journeys cost 50p per half hour.

Trial period

During the trial, we'll be monitoring how the scheme is being used.

You can report any issues and tell us what you think by contacting the 24 hour contact centre on 0330 131 9789, by emailing:, or by using the Mobike App:


We want to ensure that the Mobikes don't lead to obstruction of pavements or take up cycle parking spaces used by existing cyclists and ask that you report any such issues.

We hope you will take advantage of this cleaner, greener way of travelling around the borough and look forward to hearing what you think.

Guidance on parking your MOBIKE 

Mobikes are great for getting around. Here are some guidelines on parking them:

Please park them responsibly

Don't obstruct footpaths, cycle paths or gates.

Don't lay them on the ground

Do use the kickstand

Do park them in public places so others can borrow them.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mobikes

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