A feature of ageing, I'm the wrong side of a half century , is that you are more rarely surprised in life , sometimes in a good way and sometimes not so good !
I was genuinely staggered to find a few months back when cycling a Santander/ Boris bike to the O2 to meet my son for a Snoop Dogg concert ( great night ) that there was nowhere to park it ! WHAT!
When I started my company 7 and a half years ago, I campaigned as hard as I could for big venues, football grounds, concert venues,to encourage punters to cycle to and mostly from the venue. I thought at the time that the hire bikes could particularly assist for this so that if punters drank alcohol at the event as many do , they could then return home on public transport .
I rock up to the O2 , having been mostly impressed by the Tooley St, / Deptford cycle facilities en route to Greenwich , and what do I find ? Nearest docking is on the north side of the river nowhere near the venue.
Only option I felt was to hide the bike behind some industrial bins and hope that it was still there after the show. To my very
pleasant surprise, it was !
But the O2 and Santander haven't heard the last of this .........