Stat of the day: 1,000,000

The number of journeys made on Boris' bikes since the cycle hire scheme launched 10 weeks ago.

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Good news for lycra fans: it seems Londoners have responded to the mayor’s calls for a cycle revolution with gusto. The capital’s London bike hire service is due to hit the million journey milestone today, just 10 weeks after its launch. More than 90,000 people have signed up to the scheme since July, making 20,000 journeys on the blue bikes every week. For BoJo, it hasn’t always been an easy ride (arf, arf), but after today’s announcement he’s feeling victorious: 'The doom mongers and naysayers who darkened my days with pre-launch predictions of cycle hire woe have been vanquished.' Er, quite.

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