28 Aug '11, 11am

Innovative Idea of Bicycle Library in London | A bicycle library?

Innovative Idea of Bicycle Library in London | A bicycle library?

The Bicycle Library is a lending library--for bicycles. Interested, wanna-be cycle buyers can take out a bike for a day, just like the library, and test drive it. If you like it, the library links you up with the right bicycle dealer and your rental goes toward the purchase. So sensible: prospective buyers can make an informed decision about what they want, instead of test-driving a bicycle in a shop for 10 minutes. Photo: bicyclelibrary The "library" is a bicycle matchmaker between cyclists and the dealers. Seven different types of bicycles are available for daily rental: folding, MiniVelo, FGSS, Coasters, cargo and electric. Expert advice on which bike to rent or buy is available through the in-house "librarian" , shall we say bike specialist. There's an array of actual books on bicycles for reference, as well The B.AMBULANCE (Bicycle.AMBULANCE) is also part of the fleet...

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