One current limitation of the Ofo scheme is that bikes cannot be found through its app and instead must be spotted locked to bike racks or street furniture. Once found users enter the bike's code in the app and will be sent its lock code. Cycles cost 50 pence for the first half hour's hire, but will be free throughout the three-week trial. Rides end once a user locks up the bike and signs out in the app. Phone GPS allows the company to track where the bikes have been left. If broken or incorrectly parked bikes are spotted, users can alert the company through the app or email. Local ground staff (10) have been deployed to maintain the bikes and support their distribution across Cambridge.
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