Limited-Edition Boris Bikes Hit Street

A press release from TfL proudly states that, as part of London Fashion Week, a limited number of Cycle Hire bikes featuring designs by Jean-Pierre Braganza will be launched today. Unfortunately for TfL, Mr. Braganza isn’t the only person who thinks the bikes need a little extra design work.

Several readers emailed in pictures yesterday showing how a number of bikes have been less-than subtly altered through the addition of a certain four-letter expletive above the ubiquitous Barclays logo. The defaced bikes were reported at a docking station in Kensington, while the picture by Dan Krijgsman above has them at Fashion Street, E1.

They’re not the most creative amendments to the design, and certainly not the first. On launch day several were adorned with anti-Barclays messages, while we also spotted one last month in Bishopsgate, with the Barclays logo replaced with one for Barfly.

What’s your favourite new design, and have you seen any more?


  • http://undefined Lewis

    I took this one yesterday morning in Finsbury Square:

    • DeanN

      Interesting… they must be spreading around town. Wonder if Serco have got to cleaning them all up yet?

  • http://undefined dan k

    All the bikes on fashion street are now clean, or perhaps cycled across town…

  • http://undefined DeanN

    Just seen a pic of another defaced bike on the London Review of Books blog. Good piece, too.

  • http://undefined tp306

    Martin Lewis blog has a photo and comment on one outside LSE;

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