London cycle hire opens today

London's official cycle-hire scheme starts today, completing the capital's cycling 'revolution' and following in the slipstream of the cycle superhighway network.

As Brockley Central is home to so many keen cyclists, we thought we'd ask for your verdict on the superhighways (map here) and whether you've registered to use the cycle-hire scheme.

We regularly cycle from Brockley to Victoria so we're looking forward with interest to route 5, which will open in 2012, connecting Lewisham and Victoria. But most of the existing routes seem to be providing little more than cosmetic change, with many routes fragmented and frequently blocked by parked cars. Have you noticed any substantive improvement in your journey as a result of the ugly blue ribbons?