London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Things to do in London: Travel between attractions with Barclays-sponsored cycle hire scheme
Published: Tuesday 1st of June 2010
The London Cycle Hire scheme, which will enable tourists to get between London attractions in an environmentally-friendly way, has received another boost.
Barclays will sponsor the Cycle Superhighway network and the upcoming roadshow tour of the capital.
Thousands of hire bikes will be made available across hundreds of locations across the capital, enabling visitors to visit the likes of St Paul's Cathedral and the London Motor Museum.
Due to launch on Friday July 30th, the scheme's sponsorship deal will provide £25 million in funding over five years.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said that the agreement will help the capital deliver the "cleanest, greenest and healthiest" public transport the city has seen.
He added: "Barclays Cycle Hire, alongside Barclays Cycle Superhighways, will mark 2010 in the history books of our great city as the year that we put the measures in place to create a cycling revolution in London."
The announcement comes after Mr Johnson unveiled the final design for the new Routemaster hybrid bus, which is also expected to reduce the environmental impact of the capital's public transport.
Discover more for less with a London sightseeing pass.
Posted by Kevin Smith
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Sunday 30th of December 2012 The HMS Belfast is one of England’s most famous warships.
Sunday 30th of December 2012 People looking for things to do in London with an interest in marketing or the history of consumerism will be delighted with the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising.
Sunday 30th of December 2012 The Monument to the Great Fire of London is one of the city’s must-see attractions.
Friday 28th of December 2012 The Tower of London is hosting historical re-enactments in the new year.
Friday 28th of December 2012 The Royal Mews houses a whole host of marvellous cars, coaches and horses used by the Royal family.
Thursday 27th of December 2012 While Buckingham Palace is no doubt one of the top visitor attractions in London, many people stop...
Thursday 27th of December 2012 The Royal Albert Hall offers a great opportunity for tourists.
Monday 24th of December 2012 The Tower of London is putting on spooky twilight tours for its braver visitors.
Friday 21st of December 2012 People looking for things to do in London should go down Chislehurst Caves, which has seen many different eras.
Thursday 20th of December 2012 People seeking sporting things to do in London will be delighted with a tour of Lord's Cricket Ground.
Thursday 20th of December 2012 Things to do in London don't get much tastier than visiting some of the capital's greatest...