Today is the first day for turn-up use for the London Cycle Hire bikes, but there are reports of parking terminal failures

Boris Bike system in day one meltdown

Twitter is awash with reports of Boris Bike stands having to be manually rebooted.

Ross Lydall, chief news correspondent for the London Evening Standard, tweeted:

"Breaking news: #Borisbikes chaos as system collapses at start of casual use. Terminals need to be rebooted manually. #Serco in v hot water."

Later, he wrote: "#TfL says 100 #Borisbike docking stations crashed at launch of casual use. Now down to 68 broken as #Serco gets b*llocking."

Serco is the service company charged with running the London Cycle Hire scheme.

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