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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

See a Sportier Side of London


4. Insider’s Tip

Barclays Cycle Hire bikes allow you to make quick trips all day for a single pound.  

If you’re in London during the Olympics, transportation is going to be rough. Home Run is a running group that will be organizing daily transportation schemes to beat gridlock, but another alternative is the newly expanded and upgraded Barclays Cycle Hire bike-share system. A quick hire for less than 30 minutes costs only a $1.50-a-day use access fee, and self-parking docking stations are easy to spot.

Published on May 25, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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