Bike Station Planned for London Commuters

A chain of cycle 'stations' - each with secure bike parking as well as shower and changing facilities - could appear across London.

Published: 16-Jan-2008

The membership-only stations will have racks of tools so that cycling commuters can carry out basic servicing or repair punctures. In time they could have cafés, too.

The first cycle station is expected to open in High Holborn in March, funded by a £200,000 grant from Transport for London in partnership with Camden council and the Holborn Business Partnership.

The station will be underground, taking up rooms beneath an existing block of offices and will be manned during open hours by a receptionist.


The Swiss-designed Acabion GTBO has a separate 2kw electric motor for short, low-speed journeys and reversing.

The Leo 1000 is equipped with a lithium polymer battery that can run 100km (a little over 62 miles) on a home plug-in charge.


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