The TFL Cycle Hire API was created to display real-time data from the TFL Cycle Hire website. TFL Cycle Hire is a docking station in the U.K. The project was made to gather the data regarding the TFL Cycle Hire program and to develop a easy way of grabbing it. The data is being scraped every minute from the Barclays Cycle Hire Map and is then cached for further use. Currently the service is in its alpha release. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses can be formatted in XML, JSON, CSV and YAML.