Bloomsbury - Guilford Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 31.396 W 000° 07.215
30U E 699770 N 5711948
Quick Description: A docking station for "Boris Bikes", more properly known as Barclay Bikes. This docking station is on the south east side of Guilford Street opposite Coram's Fields.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/7/2014 2:11:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMME0Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

The whole process is quite simple although, after reading the charging, you might not think so. Golden rule is to never use a bike for more than half an hour.

Access Fee:
Access fee allows you to use the scheme for
24 hours £2
7 days £10 equivalent to only £1.43/day
Annual £90 equivalent to only 25p/day (Members only)

If you want to use more than one cycle (up to four) you will need to pay an access fee for each cycle.
Members can pay by credit or debit card online
Casual users can pay at a docking station or online
No cash or Oyster cards
Take a cycle as often as you like per access period, leaving five minutes between each trip.
You must be 18 or over to buy access

Payment cards:
If you're a Member and want to buy Casual User access, you'll need to use a different payment card, to the one registered to your account.
An access period begins.
Members: When you put your key in the docking point or terminal
Casual User: When you identify yourself by putting your card in the terminal

Usage Charge: (time between picking up and returning a cycle)
Up to 30 minutes FREE
Up to an hour £1
Up to one and a half hours £4
Up to two hours £6
Up to two and a half hours £10
Up to three hour £15
Up to six hours £35
Up to 24 hours (maximum) £50

To hire for more than a couple of hours it might be cheaper for you to use a company that specialises in hiring for longer periods.

Age minimum: 14 - any younger and you're not covered by insurance
When usage is charged.

Usage charges will be debited from your account at the end of your access period, monthly if you've got annual access, or when you reach the maximum usage charge of £50.

Other Charges:
Membership key: £3 each to release the cycles easily and quickly. You will need to pay the £3 Membership key fee for each key you request (up to four keys)

Late return charge: £150 if you have the cycle for more than 24 hours or the access period runs out

Damage charge: Up to £300

Non return charge: £300

Charging source can be found here.

Guilford Street Bloomsbury London United Kingdom

Please see the detailed description for the breakdown of costs. Remember the golden rule try not to use a bike for more than thirty minutes.

Hours of Operation:

Other rentals available:

Type of Bicycle rental: Bike sharing system

Type of Bicycle sharing system (BSS): Deposit

Rentals or BSS website: [Web Link]

Can tourists use the bicycles of BSS?: yes

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