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Brisk trade at bike shops as stranded commuters take to the road

Bicycle shops in central London reported a boom in trade on Thursday as commuters stranded by the Tube shutdown sought alternative means of transport.

"We're all out," a member of staff at Tooley Street's On Your Bike told a news agency reporter.

"We've actually built extra bikes to cater for the demand but they're all gone too."

• On Thursday Marks & Spencer's Simply Food store at Waterloo station provided food and drink to people involved in the response operation.

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