A dockless bike share company Urbo is to introduce its cycles to Enfield next year.

Already a success in Waltham Forest, the Ireland-based business will start operating in Enfield from February.

Urbo and Enfield Council are working together to oversee the introduction of 100 dockless bikes, with a view to increase that number if there is enough demand.

The agreement runs in partnership with the Council’s Cycle Enfield scheme, which encourages a more active, healthy and safe form of travel.

Bike riders will be able to cycle and lock the Ubro bikes between Enfield and Waltham Forest for free.

Tom McGovern, co-founder of Urbo, said: “Cycling is meant to be healthy, fun, affordable and convenient, and we are delighted to be able to make it truly accessible to the residents and visitors of Enfield.

“The bikes have proved a huge success in Waltham Forest.

“With this launch in neighbouring Enfield, it will allow us to provide riders in London with even more flexibility.

“The council has been pioneering the ‘Cycle Enfield’ initiative, which really strikes a chord with Urbo’s values for healthier citizens and better cycling infrastructure, and we are thrilled to support the scheme.”

Urbo’s launch will help the government’s intention to double the number of people cycling by 2025.

More dockless bike-areas are planned for 2018.

Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “This partnership with Urbo is fantastic news for Enfield’s residents.

“We are already transforming the look and feel of Enfield’s high streets and town centres, and by having a readily accessible supply of hire bikes available, this will go a significant way towards achieving Cycle Enfield’s main aim of increasing cycling participation in the borough.”

Urbo bikes do not require a specific place to be locked.

They are digitally operated and can be located using a smart-phone app.

Bikes have smart-lock technology and built in GPS.