Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Test run for Boris's Bicycles...
I had preregistered for for a member key which you plug in to the bike stand and when the indicator turns green you yank out the bicycle.
The Bike itself is heavier than a normal road bike. The basket in the front is a waste of space - you will a rucksack as there is no pannier rack. There is a three speed gear hub which is fine. Brakes are good.
If you dont have a members key you have to use your credit card at Bike points. There seemed to be plenty of those in central London.
There are now a number apps for IPhone & some other smart phones which tell you in real-time which bike ports are free for parking or have available bikes.
Generally a good experience but with London's traffic I would take my cycle helmet next time!