Inside a converted double decker bus in East London resides the Bicycle Library. From the bus you can borrow one of seven different types of bikes. These are:
- FixGearSingleSpeed (FGSS)
You can then either test this bike out around the circuit or, with a deposit, ride it away for further testing to see if it suits you.
On hand at the scene is also a team of “librarians” that can advise you on your cycling needs. If you are satisfied with the bike then they can help you order it from the manufacturer.
The bus, a Leyland Olympian, was sourced from Milton Keynes. It was then converted into the bicycle library. Upstairs is a seating area with cycling books.
The borrow a bike and if you like it buy it concept isn’t particularly novel (companies such as Foffa Bikes do it) but I have to praise the ingenuity of setting up shop inside a double decker bus. Can’t wait to go check it out for myself!
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