A bombastic press release from TfL, boasting of the popularity of the Cycle Hire scheme (350,000 journeys in the inaugural month, more than 70,000 members), is sullied by the announcement mid-way through that the bikes won't be available to casual users and tourists until the end of the year. The press release effectively blames Serco, saying that they want the "operating and distributing systems" to be "as robust as possible" before rolling it out further; a reference, perhaps, to the teething troubles that a number of users have experienced. Better news, though, on docking stations: TfL says that all 400 originally planned should be completed by year's end.
Cycle Hire: More Delays For 'Casual Users'
Last Updated 02 September 2010