Four ‘Boris bikes’ docking stations approved for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Santander Cycles docking stations will be coming to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Picture: PA)

Santander Cycles docking stations will be coming to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Picture: PA) - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

It’s time to get on your bike as four Santander Cycle docking stations have been approved for installation in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The London Legacy Development Corporation agreed to the applications by Transport for London to expand the popular cycle hire scheme.

It allows cyclists to collect a bike from one of around 750 docking stations across London and return it to the same or another station for a small charge.

The four stations, the first to be installed in Newham, will feature a combined maximum of 135 docking spaces and each have a payment terminal attached.

One will be situated adjacent to Lee Valley VeloPark, another to the east of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a third by the Copper Box Arena and the fourth in Monier Road, providing access to the bikes in different parts of the parks.


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Colloquially known as Boris bikes, it is hoped that they will be used by commuters as well as for leisurely rides around the park.

No date has yet been set for the installation of the docking stations.

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Further applications have been submitted to install docking stations close to the Timber Lodge, in East Village and in Montfichet Road, opposite Westfield Stratford City.

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