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Why cities love bike hire schemes

Researcher Alexandros Nikitas, from the University of Huddersfield, makes a convincing case for the growth of urban bike hire schemes across the world – saying “they are seen to complement the…

Coast-to-coast across America... on a hire bike

Cycling forums are forever full of “what bike should I choose for my epic trip?” questions. It’s a fair bet that no-one has ever answered “a New York hire Citibike”.…

Blackpool hire scheme closes again

Blackpool’s network of hire bikes has been substantially closed down after low usage. Most of the 50 ‘hubs’ around the town have been shut, though bikes will still be available…

Boris Bikes app lets you book from your phone

A new official app for London’s hire bikes, now sponsored by Santander, lets you take a bike without using the streetside touchscreen terminals. The new Santander Cycles app, available for…

Small change for banks - Santander to sponsor Boris Bikes

You and I may call them ‘Boris Bikes’, but London’s cycle hire scheme has officially been known as ‘Barclays Cycle Hire’. Barclays signalled last year that it didn’t want to…

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