New flat charge introduced for London cycle hire

Transport for London is bringing in a £3 day pass allowing unlimited journeys under 30 minutes all day on their Santander-sponsored hire cycles, saying it makes it one of the most affordable ways to travel in the capital. The new charge, which starts in March, allows for hires longer than 30 minutes, which will incur […]

London’s cycle hire scheme sees record-breaking 2022

Transport for London has released data on the use of the Santander Cycles hire scheme in 2022, that shows that the scheme experienced another record-breaking year, with 11,506,889 hires. This is 565,625 hires more than were made in 2021, which was also a record-breaking year for the scheme. TfL says Santander Cycles plays a “hugely […]

Santander Cycles to launch e-bikes in London from September

Transport for London and sponsor Santander have announced that e-bikes will be introduced to London’s cycle hire scheme from 12 September. It says in July the scheme recorded its busiest month in its history, with more than 1.3 million hires across the month and now “to support the scheme’s continued success and financial sustainability”, TfL […]

Cycle hires double during first week of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

West Midlands Cycle Hire’s (WMCH) free offer to encourage cycle hire during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has seen over double the amount of bike and ebikes being used during the first week of the scheme compared to an average week. Designed to help manage traffic congestion during the Games and offer more people a […]

Santander Cycles celebrates six record breaking months in a row, with the most February hires ever

Transport for London’s cycle hire scheme, Santander Cycles, has recorded the highest ever number of hires in the month of February with 750,000 hires made last month, an average of almost 27,000 per day. January was also a record month for the scheme, with 748,000 hires, or 24,000 per day. These records follow on from record months in September, October, November and December last year, as well as […]

London bike price could cost just £1 per week

The Santander cycle scheme in London will cost commuters as little as a pound per week under a new pricing plan from Transport for London. Business paper City AM reports employers who nominate operator Cyclescheme as their work partner will see the current £90 annual cost of membership cut by 32-42%. Journeys less than 30 […]

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