Over 1,700 have registered for London Cycle Hire scheme

London Cycle Hire bikes

By this morning (Friday), over 1,700 "pioneers" had registered as London Cycle Hire members, one week before the Mayor of London's flagship Barclays  Cycle Hire scheme is due to open (July 30).

However, the project, part of Mayor Boris Johnson's cycling revolution, is going live only to pre-registered members. Casual users will have to wait for about four weeks before they can use the scheme.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.