Stayed at the Travelodge in Drury Lane last week and hired two bikes just down the road. Hiring was very easy and the instructions easy to follow.
We cycled down to the Embankment, along to Westminster Bridge and back along the South Bank. The bikes were in excellent condition and brakes and gears were very good.
The only problem was that we couldn't get rid of them! We took an hour finding a stand with two free places.
This was a pretty major problem as it was freezing cold and we had had enough cycling. We met a regular user who sent us back over the Thames to where he thought we would find spaces, and we did. He said he would wait at the Godliman Road stand for 15 minutes to see if any spaces became free - not a good outcome.
Great scheme but had a pretty major drawback on a freezing cold day in March! We didn't have the 'phone app - next time will be prepared better. I hope it is interactive. We would certainly do it again.
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