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Record take-up for ‘Boris bikes’

Santander Cycles’ ‘Boris bikes’ scheme in London has broken its annual hire record.

Santander Cycles’ ‘Boris bikes’ break annual hire record

Santander Cycles’ ‘Boris bikes’ break annual hire record

More than 10.3m journeys have been made using the scheme in 2017 – with a total of more than 67m journeys since the scheme was launched in July 2010.

This year has also seen the scheme updated with bikes from Pashley Cycles that feature a new design for improved handling, safety and comfort as well as improved front and rear lighting, Bluetooth and the capacity for GPS technology.

Meanwhile in 2018 Santander Cycles will extend into Brixton, with seven new docking stations, providing space for up to 200 bikes.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.