Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Bike-sharing

We all know that one feels like royalty while bike-sharing. Now the Royals will also know that feeling too. London Mayor Boris Johnson gave a special tandem "Boris Bike" to Prince William and Kate Middleton as a royal wedding gift. We understand that, not standing on ceremony, the Royal Couple will pay £2 a day rather than the normal £1 a day for casual use!

The special built 7-speed tandem was made by Cycle DeVinci, the company which makes the bicycles for Public Bike System Company, the suppler to London's Barclays Cycle Hire. It was commissioned by SERCO -- the system's operating company. Mayor "Boris" presented the bike as a wedding gift from the people of London during an open air ceremony at Trafalgar Square this morning as many "Boris Bikers" watched the royal procession on a giant video screen.

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