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Friday 26 August 2011 8.43am
Has anyone else used the ramps for the Boris bikes here? I find it almost impossible to use, the bikes are too heavy to be lifting and it's so narrow to get the bike on.

As it was purpose built I can't understand why they didn't replace one side of the steps with an actual ramp, as the steps aren't needed and it wouldn't need to be a big ramp, there's space there. I've noticed that all the spaces are in the high bit and it's hard to get one in the lower bit, so I presume that everyone else is having the same issues.
Friday 26 August 2011 12.16pm
Yeah, I had the same issue last weekend when I picked up a bike. In the end I just pushed it down the stairs as the ramp was so narrow that I could get both wheels on.
Sunday 2 October 2011 1.04pm
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Sunday 2 October 2011 5.02pm
Hmmm, Boris really said nothing there. Obviously it's just that me and Yeahok are useless and can't guide a heavy bike down a tiny steep ramp. What's wrong with us.
Tuesday 4 October 2011 5.09pm
They are useless! there is pleanty of room for a full ramp, so why they installed these rubbish steps and tiny rail is beyond me!

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