Mayor confirms Cycle Hire scheme is set to expand to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Londoners and visitors to the capital will be able to explore the beauty of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park more easily after the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) confirmed this week that the capital’s flagship Cycle Hire scheme will be expanding to the Park.

The expansion of eight new docking stations with a total of 320 docking points will fully integrate Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into the Cycle Hire area. This would open the 560 acre Park up to cyclists of all abilities and deliver a further cycling legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Work on the expansion will begin next year and will be completed by early 2016. 
The docking stations will be placed at key locations around the Park, including the ArcelorMittalOrbit, the London Aquatics Centre and the Lee Valley Velopark, providing visitors with a quick, cheap and fun way to explore the Park’s many features. Three docking stations would also be installed around Hackney Wick station, linking the Park’s expansion with the existing hire area. 

Expanding the scheme will also make it easier for people to use Cycle Hire bikes to visit Waltham Forest, which is currently being transformed for cyclists as one of the Mayor’s “Mini Hollands”, as well as use a new proposed Quietway from Aldgate to Hainault, which is expected to be delivered by 2016.