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Why are electric scooters so popular?

Ever wonder why electric scooters are so popular these days? While there is a litany of reasons for this growth in use around the world, we at ScooTours have a few ideas about the primary reasons e-scooters are so popular. As riders ourselves, we’re keenly aware of the pros and cons of electric scooters. And,…

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March 15, 2022

What are the current laws for electric scooters?

Electric scooters in the United Kingdom remain a divisive topic. Much like marmite. You either love them or you hate them. On the one hand, we have people who believe they are the future of urban transportation. Providing a convenient, sustainable and easy-to-use form of transportation. However, on the other side, we have those that believe…

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February 16, 2022

Is It safe to drive an electric scooter on rainy days?

Electric scooters have become a common presence in cities across the world, almost overnight. Fans of e-scooters celebrate them for their accessibility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, hailing them as a green-friendly mode of transport for the coming carbon-neutral era. We have given our own run-through of their pros and cons here. But as it’s a question…

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October 1, 2021

Can Micromobility (E-Scooters/Bikes) Reduce Car Usage?

In recent years, the number of cars in our urban environments has increasingly become a topic of concern. With 44 UK cities having pollution levels above World Health Organisation safety guidelines, there’s a growing understanding that we need to move away from our over-reliance on cars for the good of our health. We may then…

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September 21, 2021

Is it wise to use a scooter in London?

Navigating the city streets of London can be a challenge for locals and visitors alike. The sheer scope of this urban area makes reliable transport a critical need for everyone, from students to professionals and from tourists to pensioners. But those modes of transportation also have to reflect the diversity of people and their requirements. …

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September 17, 2021

Will electric scooters solve air pollution in cities?

There has been much discussion around the ability of electric scooters to solve air pollution problems in cities. While there is no single solution to cut out the negative impact of our many industries and systems, study after study shows the positive net impact of electric scooters and other micromobility options. At ScooTours, our focus…

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September 3, 2021

What are the pros and cons of an electric scooter?

There are plenty of pros and cons of an electric scooter, just as there are pros and cons with every mode of transport. Perhaps you’re trying to learn more about micro-mobility options — such as e-scooters and e-bikes — and how they’re impacting our cities.  If you’re considering buying your own e-scooter, then you’re likely…

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July 14, 2021

Spin: The Story

  In the world of E-Scooters, there are big names and there are small names. Huge, multi-billion companies battling it out with living room startups. Spin is a little bit of both.  A startup, originating in San Francisco, but with the backing of one of the largest automobile companies in the world; Ford Motor Company. …

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December 22, 2020

ScooTours Price Guarantee

ScooTours offers a variety of E-Scooter tours in several U.K. destinations. However, due to current E-Scooter legislation in the UK, all privately owned scooters are illegal to use on anything but private property. This means all of our E-Scooter tours operate in partnership with an E-Scooter rental company. We have a number of partnerships with…

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November 30, 2020

Your Guide to E-Scooter rental in the UK

As of 2020, privately owned E-Scooters are illegal to ride on a U.K. public road, cycle lane or pavement. You can still buy E-Scooters, and you can use them on private property if the landowner allows you to. On 4th July 2020, new regulations allowed trials of E-Scooters offered by specific E-Scooter rental companies. Most…

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November 30, 2020

E-Scooter Safety Tips

In 2020, E-Scooters came to the U.K. with a bang. Initially operating in 20 “trial areas” around the country, which included some major cities such as Liverpool and Nottingham. In 2021, a similar trial is meant to take place in London. At the moment, U.K. legislation still restricts the use of privately owned E-Scooters. So…

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November 30, 2020

E-Scooter Rental App Information 

E-Scooters are the newest and most exciting form of micro-mobility to hit the streets of the U.K. However, at the moment, the only legal way to use an E-Scooter is through a rental company. Current legislation means it is still illegal to use a privately owned E-Scooter on public streets. You are allowed to use…

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November 30, 2020

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This tour is designed to be a classic Cambridge tour with an e-scooter twist. It will visit all the major landmarks in the town centre, and several of the most renowned colleges within Cambridge University!

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