Transport for London has announced that a number of Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations will be closed next Wednesday 17 April since they lie on the route of Baroness Thatcher's funeral procession from Westminster to St Paul's Cathedral.
The docking stations in question include:
Abingdon Green, Great College Street
Craven Street, Strand
William IV Street, Strand
Southampton Street, Strand
Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
Wellington Street, Strand
Kingsway, Covent Garden
Kingsway Southbound, Strand
Houghton Street, Strand
Milford Lane, Temple
Carey Street, Holborn
Chancery Lane, Holborn
Bouverie Street, Temple
Queen Victoria Street, St Paul's
Godliman Street, St Paul's
All of those lie within the road closure area surrounding the event, with a number of key roads in Central London closed from at least 7am.
TfL says road closure "will be lifted as soon as possible following the funeral, but road users are advised to avoid this part of central London throughout the day."
Roads so far confirmed as being closed are listed below, and TfL says it will confirm other road closures in the surrounding areas in the coming days.
Waterloo Bridge (restricted access)
Charing Cross Road
St Pauls Churchyard
There are also alterations planned to other modes of transport in London next Wednesday, and more details can be found here.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.