Re-design for London’s hire bikes keeps Great British heritage and upgrades tech

Published 31 October 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, manufacture, london, bike, cycle

The redesign has been carried out by England’s longest established cycle manufacturer, Pashley Cycles

The all-new design for London’s Santander-branded hire bikes - otherwise known as ‘Boris Bikes’ - has been envisaged by Pashley Cycles to offer improved handling, safety and comfort, alongside innovative smart technology.

The first of the new bikes have rolled onto the capital’s streets, with thousands set to join TfL’s flagship cycle hire scheme over the next few years, with 10.3m hires last year and demand rising fast.

The bikes have been built by England’s longest established cycle manufacturer, Pashley Cycles in Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of an industrial team assembled by scheme operators Serco.

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