Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed plans to expand the city’s Cycle Hire scheme to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by 2016.
Eight new docking stations, with room for 320 bikes, will open up the 560-acre park to cyclists and link up with the existing hire scheme.
Transport for London’s customer research shows that overall satisfaction for casual users sits at 85 per cent, with more than 35m hires made since the scheme began in 2010.
Johnson said: “Bringing our fantastic Cycle Hire scheme to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be a major milestone in the continued ‘delycrafication’ of cycling in our city.
“The Park is already a wonderful place to spend time and the addition of a fleet of hire bikes will make it an even more enticing place to visit for Londoners and visitors to the capital.
“Whether you're an experienced cyclist or a total novice, I can think of no better way to take in all the sights of the Park than by hopping aboard one of our sturdy two-wheelers.”
Work on the expansion will begin early next year and will be completed by early 2016.
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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.
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