There will be 270 stands, the number per station varying according to the level of use. Stands are used for locking and unlocking bikes. When you return your bike, you will hear two beeps and see an indicator light come on, confirming that your bike is securely locked in place. If you have any difficulty or any doubts, call the call centre on 0120- 979- 496.
If you are making a stop of any length, it is preferable to return your bike to a stand, where it will be more secure. The anti-locking device fitted to the basket was designed for short stops only, to secure your bike if you need to pop into a shop, for example.