Friday Photos: Boris Bikes

Kyra Hanson
By Kyra Hanson Last edited 36 months ago
Friday Photos: Boris Bikes
All three flavours of Boris Bike in a row in Regent's Park. Photo: Karen (2015)

On 30 July London's cycle hire scheme celebrated its fifth birthday. This weekend to mark five years of successful cycling you'll be able to peddle around London for free as part of Santander Cycles’ Summer of Cycling. We've put together our favourite pictures to inspire you to hop on a bike — whatever the weather. After all it's a great way to see the city, save time and stay fit.

Cycling in sunshine, Hyde Park. Photo: David Merrigan (2011)
Cycling in the sunshine, Hyde Park. Photo: David Merrigan (2011)
Zooming off. Photo: Sherionmullings (2012)
Picking up the pace. Photo: Sherionmullings (2012)
A different perspective. Photo: Kelly Docherty (2012)
A wheel's perspective. Photo: Kelly Docherty (2012)
A frosty bum on this lot. Photo: Steve Cotton (2013)
You'd get a frosty bum riding one of these. Photo: Steve Cotton (2013)
Well used by the pigeons. Photo: IanVisits (2012)
The pigeons don't think much of Boris. Photo: IanVisits (2012)
Street art and Boris bikes. Photo: Captured_moment (2011)
Some well-placed street art. Photo: Captured_moment (2011)
Pimped Boris Bike. Photo: Jason B (2014)
Pimp my Boris Bike. Photo: Jason B (2014)
All the Boris Bike colours in a row in Regent's Park. Photo: Karen (2015)
A rare sighting in Regent's Park. Photo: Karen (2015)

If you enjoyed these check out London's busiest Boris Bike, serial number 16191 has clocked up an impressive 4,280 journeys and not a puncture in sight!

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their images via the Londonist Flickr pool: Karen, Jason B, Captured_moment, IanVisits, Steve Cotton, Kelly Docherty, Sherionmullings, David Merrigan

Last Updated 21 August 2015