Common questions

Are Santander bikes free for Santander customers?

Are Santander bikes free for Santander customers?

Santander Cycles It costs £2 to access the bikes for 24-hour bike access, and the first 30 minutes of each journey is free. Remember, if you aren’t using a bike, dock it.

Can I use contactless on Santander bikes?

London’s Santander hire cycle scheme is set to accept contactless card payments as of the end of November. The new payment method will be introduced across all terminals and will simplify the payment process for all users. We’re upgrading them so you can use contactless to hire a bike.

How do I get a free Santander bike?

Simply input the code CFD2020 on the app or at a docking station where you would usually pay for a Santander bike and you will get it for free. You have to take a bank card to complete the transaction. You do still have to use the bikes as normal though, docking them in every 30 minutes.

How do I get a Santander bike key?

To register online, you need to buy a key for £3 to hire a bike. Or, you can download the Santander Cycles app to register and hire a bike, and you don’t need to buy a key.

What happens if you lose a Santander bike?

If you want to report a lost or stolen key, you MUST phone the Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 6666 immediately (do NOT use this contact form) to prevent incurring any extra ride charges. Failure to do so will result in liability for extra ride charges should your key be used to hire a cycle.

What type of bike is Santander?

utility bicycles
The bicycles are utility bicycles with a step-through frame. The cycles are not provided with locks (unlike the Vélib’ scheme in Paris). The one-piece aluminium frame and handlebars conceal cables and fasteners in an effort to protect them from vandalism, damage and inclement weather.

Can you cycle through Hyde Park?

Hyde Park. Not all of London’s eight royal parks permit cycling, but this 350-acre park positively encourages it. Hyde Park is not only one of the city’s most beautiful parks, it is deemed to be the most cycle-friendly park in all of central London, with several areas where pedal power is welcomed.

Can you use Oyster on Boris bikes?

The ‘Boris bikes’, London’s city cycle hire, could soon become part of the Oyster card scheme. “In the future, you may be able to use your Oyster card and contactless payment card on Barclays Cycle Hire. By simply tapping your card on a reader next to the bike you would be able to pay and unlock the bike.”

What is a Santander bike key?

Simply insert your key into the docking point to release a bike, ride it where you like and return it to any docking station. Santander Cycles is giving away free keys to anyone who registers before the end of September (usual price £3).

Can Santander bikes be tracked?

As of January 2020, TfL will be trialling the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology on a number of bikes in the Santander Cycles fleet. GPS enabled bikes will be deployed randomly at docking stations across the cycle hire network.

Do people steal Boris bikes?

There were 870 bikes reported lost last year compared with 565 the previous, however TfL claim three quarters of these are recovered. Between January and March this year 16 cycles were officially registered as stolen, compared with 24 throughout 2018 and just two in 2017.

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