In Depth: London Cycle Hire

London Cycle Hire bikes . Photo: MayorWatch

Spanning two Mayors and taking three years from original idea to first ride, London’s new Cycle Hire scheme is the latest way to explore and travel around London.

This selection of articles charts the scheme’s development, dating back to 2007 when then Mayor Ken Livingstone tasked Transport for London with investigating the feasibility of such a scheme through to the official launch of the live scheme by Boris Johnson.