Santander Cycles is the self-service, bike-sharing scheme for short journeys in inner London.
The official Santander Cycles app from Transport for London is the only app to send bike release codes straight to your smartphone. So you can skip past the docking station terminal and get on your bike quicker.
Simply register with your bank card, and use the app to ‘Hire now’ from a nearby docking station. Follow the instructions to get your bike release code. Tap the code into the docking point and you’re good to go!
You can also:
• See up-to-the minute information about which docking stations have bikes and spaces available
• Plan a journey with an easy to follow map
• Receive notifications – for example, summarising the cost at the end of your hire
• View your recent journeys and charges
• Save your favourite docking stations
Each bike release code is valid for 10 minutes at your chosen docking station.
Please note the app doesn’t reserve bikes. If there are no bikes available at the docking station, don’t worry. Use the app to find a nearby docking station with bikes, and get another bike release code to use there. You won’t be charged until you use the release code.
You must be 18 or over to hire a bike, and 14 or over to ride one. For full Santander Cycles terms and conditions, see tfl.gov.uk/santandercycles
Bug fixes and performance optimisations.
Ratings and Reviews
Nice service, app needs optimisations
Adress details don’t match entering creditcard with non-uk adresses, you need to cheat and enter stuff like blablabla or 12345 to get it to work around form field validation (e.g. street). Also cant plan a route to a near location with bikes or free slots.
Oh and explanation of process can be mich better for first time users
Does not work For foreigners.
Several issues with creating an account:
- addres input
- payment details
- refused payments
Nice service but bad app
I like the bike system in London. But you need to get a key. It takes ages to get a code via the app and the interface is buggy and slow. Even with the last update all menu buttons are white. Please switch to a simple native app and finally support iPhone X and newer devices.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.