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London’s Barclays Cycle Hire goes casual

From Friday, 3 December 2010, the popular Barclays Cycle Hire scheme in London is expanding its cycle hire to casual users.

From Friday, anyone with a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit car will be able to hire a bike – be aware the scheme doesn’t accept Maestro, Amex, Diners or JCB

In order to hire a bike just go to a bike docking station, follow the instructions to release a bike. Bikes are available 24/7 – with the first 30 minutes free.

The casual user agreement is different to the membership scheme – UK residents can start using the cycle hire scheme as a member for just £4 – the cost of buying the membership key (£3) and their first 24-hour access period (£1). Currently the scheme has more than 100,000 members who have already made over 1.7 million journeys.

More Barclays Cycle Hire information:

Barclays Cycle Hire operates across central London. Docking stations and hire bicycles are currently available in Camden, City of London, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Kensington & Chelsea, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Westminster and several of the Royal Parks.

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