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Try the hire bikes and take a spin on a Cycle Superhighway at the Earl’s Court Cycle Show this weekend
Londoners are set to get their first glimpse of the 6,000 hire bicycles the Mayor will bring to the streets of the Capital next summer. Visitors to this weekend’s London Cycle show will be able to take four prototype bikes for a spin around a test track and take a simulator ride along one of the Mayor’s Cycle Superhighways.
The London Cycle Hire scheme and Cycle Superhighways are two of the key programmes being introduced by Transport for London (TfL) as part of the Mayor’s cycling revolution. Both are due to launch next summer with the aim of achieving a 400 per cent increase in the number of cycle journeys made in London by 2025. Cycle journeys in London have more than doubled in the past decade, with a nine per cent increase in cycle journeys on the city’s major roads in the past year alone.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “I am thrilled that Londoners can finally clap their eyes on these cracking machines. With its funky design and sturdy handling this is a bike that will encourage thousands more Londoners to use two wheels to get from A to B.”

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