Visit London Blog » cycle hire scheme http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Boris Bikes Raise Money for London Poppy Day http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/11/boris-bikes-to-raise-money-for-london-poppy-day/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/11/boris-bikes-to-raise-money-for-london-poppy-day/#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2011 11:45:09 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=23666 If you haven’t yet embraced London’s cycle hire scheme, tomorrow would be the perfect time to try it: Barclays is donating £1 to the Royal British Legion for all Boris Bike journeys made on 3 November.

Some of the Barclays Cycle Hire bikes will even be wearing their own poppy, as the usual branding space will be replaced with poppy stickers.

The initiative is part of London Poppy Day, raising money for members of the British Armed Services, past and present, and their dependents. Volunteers will be collecting donations at stations across London tomorrow, and look out for several bands playing in Central London locations including Canary Wharf and Leadenhall Market.

London will mark Remembrance Day with special services and events on and around 13 November 2011.

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Boris Johnson and Arnold Schwarzenegger Enjoy the London Cycle Hire Bikes http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/03/boris-johnson-and-arnold-schwarzenegger-enjoy-the-london-cycle-hire-bikes/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/03/boris-johnson-and-arnold-schwarzenegger-enjoy-the-london-cycle-hire-bikes/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:22:48 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=20556

The London cycle hire scheme is such a great way to travel round London, even Hollywood stars are getting in on the act.

Actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger caught up with London Mayor Boris Johnson for a quick cycle round Potters Field park this lunchtime. Arnie even brought some California sunshine with him!

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Visit London Asks: What’s Your Favourite Cycle Route in London? http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/08/visit-london-asks-whats-your-favourite-cycle-route-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/08/visit-london-asks-whats-your-favourite-cycle-route-in-london/#comments Mon, 02 Aug 2010 08:30:26 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=12750

London’s long-anticipated Cycle Hire Scheme launched on Friday. Have you signed up yet? Tell us about your maiden voyage!

Whether you’ve joined the Cycle Hire Scheme or not, Visit London wants to know where you enjoy riding in London. Do you like to cycle by London’s waterways, are you an urban road rider, or do you take advantage of the bike paths of London’s many parks and open spaces?

Tell us about your favourite cycle routes in London.

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