Yellow scan-and-ride bike found painted white in Sheffield

Sheffield's yellow scan-and-ride bikes have already suffered no end of indignities, from being dumped in rivers and stashed up trees to getting flogged on Facebook.

Saturday, 12th May 2018, 11:22 am
Updated Saturday, 12th May 2018, 11:26 am
This Ofo bike was found painted white on West Street in Beighton (pic: Andrew Samson)

But this is possibly the first time one of Ofo's popular dockless bicycles has been found painted white by vandals, presumably in an amateurish attempt to conceal its identity.

Andrew Samson spotted the bike with its slapdash paint job this morning at a bus stop on West Street, in Beighton.

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Thousands of people have used one of the bikes, which can be hired for 50p per half hour, and they have proved especially popular with the city's large student population.

Ofo says while there has inevitably been a 'small amount of misuse', levels of vandalism are low and the vast majority of its bikes are being used in a 'responsible and considerate manner'.