The EDP says: On your bike, idiotic vandals

oFo bikes in the River Wensum by Bishop Bridge, Norwich. Picture: Nigel Brock

oFo bikes in the River Wensum by Bishop Bridge, Norwich. Picture: Nigel Brock - Credit: Archant

Norwich has a long and immensely proud history of being an open and welcoming place, going right back through the centuries.

It's a shame therefore to see a very tiny minority of people giving such a nasty reception to the oFo sharing bikes that were launched in recent weeks.

A few have been thrown in the river, while another of the yellow cycles has been vandalised.

MORE: WATCH: New yellow oFo sharing bikes pulled from Wensum after vandals throw them inIt's not a good start to their life in the city, and does not do Norwich's reputation any favours - nor the reputation of its citizens.

The 350-strong army of cycles is a positive addition to our transport options, and should make a significant contribution to people's fitness, by encouraging them to get out of their cars.

Many people all over Norwich have already had a go at using them, not misusing them.

We trust that the initial idiocy will die down, allowing the oFo cycles to be enjoyed by all.