First Look At London's New Hire Bikes

By M@ Last edited 111 months ago
First Look At London's New Hire Bikes


The BBC (and anyone walking round the back of City Hall this morning) got an exclusive glimpse of the new hire bicycles coming to a street near you next summer. 'Robust, sturdy and safe,' marks transport advisor Kulveer Ranger. 'A retro, groovy blue, thick-boned armadillo of a bike,' thinks Londonist. 6000 of the bulksome velocipedes will be rolled out to 400 docking stations in Zone 1 next year. The distinctive bikes boast three gears, antler-like handlebars and a simple, front-mounted storage rack. We're rather taken with the design - as lovably cumbersome as a Routemaster in its own way. Now folks, we have to give them a nickname. Suggestions in the comments, please. Image taken, without permission, from the BBC, just so we can tenuously claim to be the first to nick one of these bikes.

Last Updated 07 October 2009