Boris Bike system in day one meltdown

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