Gobee.bike pulls out of France due to ‘mass destruction’ of its dockless bike fleet

People wanting to get on their bikes in France have one option less to do so after the Gobee.bike hire service closed for business after a string of thefts and vandalism.

“It is with great sadness that we are officially announcing to our community the termination of Gobee.bike service in France on 24 February 2018,” the Hong Kong-based service said.

“Over the months of December and January, the mass destruction of our fleet has become the new entertainment of underaged individuals,” said Gobee.bike, which had rolled out 2,000 bikes in Paris alone and had 150,000 users across France.