How To Use Barclays Cycle HireTransport for London produced the animation above to show Londoners and tourists how the Barclays Cycle Hire bike-share system works. With 570 stations and around 8,000 bikes, it really is a great resource, but if you've never used a bike-share before, it can be a tad intimidating. That's why the 4-minute video primer above was a great idea. It explains when bike-share is useful, how to get a membership, what not to do with your bike, how to handle a bike that needs repair, etc.
So if you are planning to visit London, or live there but haven't given bike-sharing a try, this is for you!