Barclays hire bikes put to the test

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London's cycling revolution is well underway, with the cycle to work scheme, a growing ‘fixie' scene, the Super Highways and the Barclays' Cycle Hire bikes.

This final piece of the jigsaw was without doubt the most ambitious. Several years ago one of Transport for London's (TfL) technical advisors told Cycling Weekly that the installation of the bike hire scheme, similar to the Velib one in Paris, was one of London's biggest civil engineering projects since the second word war.

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