Boris Bikes’ Birthday

Posted by May on September 23rd, 2015

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It has been five years since they launched the Boris Bikes! My, how time flies. I have actually cycled a lot during these 5 years however I’ve always used my own bike. Residing in West London means that cycle docks are not always close at hand and so I have generally opted for using my own bike. I also don’t like the idea of using a bike that everybody has been using – who knows what they left behind on the handlebars! 🙂  But things are about to change as I am selling my beloved bike in order to force myself to use the Boris Bikes. Why you may ask? I don’t really know other than I like change and I am trying to be more communal in everything I do. I have blogged about previous Boris Bikes’ birthdays, but this year it appears a little less hyped-up. When I went to the cycle dock today the display informed me that I was getting a free bike ride as a birthday celebration gift – what more can you possibly want than that! A fully maintained free bike that I can ride anywhere and leave (almost) anywhere….as long as I find a dock. The offer of the ‘free bike’ did make it sound like I could use it for the whole day without paying but in reality it is only the first 30 minutes that I was not going to pay for. That’s still pretty good by my books, as I really only needed it for a short trip to the shops. Someone else at the dock who got the same free offer was perplexed as to why it was “totally free” — so it was not just me! it didn’t really indicate why it was free on the screen, all it said was that the cost was zero. They should have done a little better marketing job than that, but there you go!

Written By: May is one of our latest bloggers, a proud grandmother, who lives in London and an avid blogger for several online magazines. Her main area of focus is on travel abroad which is aided by the fact that she speaks four languages.

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