Mayor’s flagship Barclays Cycle Hire to go live for casual users on 3 December 2010
Now anyone, anytime will have instant access to the Capital’s newest form of public transport. The First 30 minutes free
As of this date anyone with a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card will be able to go to their nearest docking station and follow the simple on screen instructions at the terminal to release a bike. The bikes are available 24 hours a day; seven days a week. Once the user has purchased their access period (for either 24 hours or seven days) the first 30 minutes of any journey will be free of usage charges.
The bikes may be a little heavier than we are used to but then you don’t need to carry the heavy and robust locks that would be necessary for a touring or racing bike in Central London. So take the train or bus to zone 1 and the rest of your travel can be free. Keep biking!