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I registered and got my key in the mail, but i thought i'd just pay for one day's worth in order to check it out before lumping out for the full £45 annual fee. so, i used my one day's credit, presuming that it would charge me another pound whenever i next used it. except when i tried the day after, it doesn't grant me access. neither can i find a way to top up my credit on the site. is my key now 'expired'? do i have to get a new one?

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:41 (nine years ago) link

There is a simple tick box on the site that allows you auto-top-up - I did the same as you, but clicked the auto-top-up box *before* taking my first ride and that was fine.

If you sign into your account, click on "cycle access details" and then click the "change" link if it says no by "auto-renew cycle access". This bring up the relevant tick box.

Mark C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:15 (nine years ago) link

thanks Mark. i did kinda rush it. i am an incredibly simple man.

anyway, it won't let me change to auto-renew because my account has expired. walking is underrated, imo.

gnarly sceptre, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:52 (nine years ago) link

This is bollocks.

# You can give additional keys to family and friends
# There is a £3 issue fee for each key
# You will need to pay the access period fee for every key

I don't want or need another key, just reactivate this one ffs. Worth phoning them up?

Upt0eleven, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:06 (nine years ago) link

you too, eh?

the phone lines have been extremely busy, but i read elsewhere that they're able to reactivate your keys. just don't let them tell you they'll call back.

they won't.

gnarly sceptre, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 14:06 (nine years ago) link

(terrible flashy site with tons of that rollover junk. app looks ok though.)

koogs, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 17:14 (nine years ago) link

better link

koogs, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 17:15 (nine years ago) link

nine months pass...

Millar TTs around Richmond Park:

it's a meme i made and i like (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 17:04 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

"Wow, Cat 6 is no joke in London!"

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 15 September 2011 12:27 (eight years ago) link

My money is on the Boris Bike rider.

(cat 6ing people by boris bike is the absolute best)

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 15 September 2011 14:36 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Am Planning on going to this for some hot beer and frites action if anyone else fancies it, indeed it may be a whole family trip if it's not too freezing cold. I think one of my cow-orkers is coming too. Also the rapha cross thing hhe next day at ally pally.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 17:23 (eight years ago) link

TFL really seem to be doing their best to fuck things up for cyclists. Also saw a link recently for a design for a combined pedestrian/cyclist bridge at Greenwich, which was trumped by the stupid cable car. sadface.

antiautodefenestrationism (ledge), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:18 (eight years ago) link

blackfriars never seems that bad to me. i love that chicane leading to new bridge road/farringdon st.

there's the same issue crossing 2 or 3 lanes on london bridge and plenty other places in london.

anyway think ppl are gathering at 5.45 @ doggett's to protest against the changes

Crackle Box, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:58 (eight years ago) link

That Blackfriars thing is such a monumental fuck up, putting something in place it seems there was considerable political opposition to because of battling to do with committee chairmanships and nothing to do with transport.

There's all sorts of other bollocks that affects this sort of thing as well. 'Transport neutrality' (=allowing people to make the choice, rather than telling them what to do - ie not encouraging cycling, because that would be telling people what to do) and also bogus value of journey metrics, calculated on the basis that trips by motorised vehicles are of greater economic value than trips by bicycles or pedestrians, or even public transport and therefore need prioritising.

Fizzles the Chimp (GamalielRatsey), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:58 (eight years ago) link

xp yeah i don't mind multi lane changes either but not everyone is as balls-out gung-ho aggressive as we clearly are.

antiautodefenestrationism (ledge), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:02 (eight years ago) link

this blackfriars thing seems to have been going on a long time. outside of the political aspect of it all, i don't see how the changes are that bad. when i first heard about it i got the impression they were getting rid of the cycle lanes or something.

the proposed re-design is awful imo. confusing, more traffic lights, more stop start, looks like it would slow traffic down considerably, backed up traffic is not good!

Crackle Box, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:14 (eight years ago) link

are there more lights? looks like each design basically maintains the current set up of two sets, for the north and south entrances. the lcc design certainly looks simpler.

antiautodefenestrationism (ledge), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:22 (eight years ago) link

lights for right turning cyclists!

Crackle Box, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:36 (eight years ago) link

Ok. I never turn right there :)

antiautodefenestrationism (ledge), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:42 (eight years ago) link


citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 20 October 2011 04:11 (eight years ago) link

Are you coming to see us SS? Group ride? Or extended cake stop at least? If you need a big frame, my sadly up for sale felt might be available if I gaven't flogged it by then.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Thursday, 20 October 2011 06:25 (eight years ago) link

Oh, and I am most definitely at both cyclocross events in London this weekend. Beer and frites ahoy

problem chimp (Porkpie), Thursday, 20 October 2011 06:27 (eight years ago) link

I just booked my trip! Should be fun, not sure if I'll have time to cycle (esp due to winter travel) but I will be stopping by Condor for sure.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 20 October 2011 21:58 (eight years ago) link

lookmumnohands FAP?

problem chimp (Porkpie), Thursday, 20 October 2011 22:23 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

london people, my friends open their bike shop today, you can like them on f/book or whatever if that's your thing :)

Crackle Box, Monday, 6 February 2012 10:41 (eight years ago) link

That is fast becoming London's densest concentration of Bike stores. I can count 6 between Exmouth Market and Lambs Conduit St.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 6 February 2012 15:32 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

TfL has three consultations open about various cycle routes at the moment, may be of interest to the cyclists among you:

CS5 extension from Oval to Belgravia
new north-south route from E&C to King's Cross
CS3 extension from Tower Hill to Acton

salsa shark, Wednesday, 3 September 2014 18:21 (five years ago) link

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