It has been the year of the dockless bike in Oxford - but it hasn't been without its problems.

After 12 months of reporting on the problems with app-controlled cycles in the city, staff arrived at the office in Osney Mead yesterday to discover what looked like a Christmas peace offering from one of the firms: a neat row of 30 Mobikes in front of the building, deposited by one of the company's elves overnight.

The firm is one of three to roll out in Oxford, along with Ofo and Pony.

Sadly, none of the editorial team are regular users, but no doubt they will get picked up, and hopefully, whoever uses them will leave them as neatly and safely as these ones.

However, inspired by this thought, we took a stroll through Oxford city centre on Saturday to do a quick survey of the latest dockless bike parking efforts.

We thought you might like to see them.


All these bikes were pulled out of water during clean-up

Mobike pledges to stay in Oxford but educate users better

Ofo retreats to Oxford city centre due to 'complications'

It comes after Mobike promised in August to educate users better to help deal with the problems of bikes being dumped on pavements, in bushes and in the city's waterways.

If you've got any good pictures of dockless bike parking recently send them in!