Where can I rent a bike in SE1?

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Sunday 19 April 2009 9.45pm
I would like to rent a bike for a day trip. Has anyone experiences or can recommend a place to get a nice and reliable bike? I recently passed a bike hire on Tooley Street (I think it was near the Dungeon) - is that any good?
Thanks for your help!
Sunday 19 April 2009 9.48pm
The two bike hire places in SE1 are On Your Bike in Tooley Street (which you mention above) and the London Bicycle Tour Company at Gabriel's Wharf.

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Monday 20 April 2009 3.44pm
And if you want the luxury of door-to-door service use Gopedal:
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk/shops.shtml

(And not just door to door either...a visiting New Yorker phoned me much too early one Saturday before one of our rides and said...I need a bike too please....Gopedal delivered one to the start of the ride 90 minutes later and picked it up after).

On Your Bike look after their rental bikes in their very fine workshops and - I always take a hire bike when mine's in for its annual service - check them carefully before sending them out.

The London Bicycle Company though tend to be a lot more casual about the state of their kept-under-a-tarpaulin fleet and according to most recent reports don't check for squidgy tyres etc etc.

Barry Mason
Southwark Cyclists
objectively...but should declare an interest here...our next maintenance classes at OYB are here:
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk/bikeclasses.shtml

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