New Santander Cycles app makes hiring easier

Cycle hire

Santander Cycles, the new sponsor of London's cycle hire scheme, has launched a new app which sends the bike release code directly to your phone, so you can hire a cycle without having to use the docking station terminal. The app also shows you the nearest docking station and availability.

Transport for London say that all customers need to do is register with their bank card, use the App to 'hire now' from a nearby docking station, and just tap the code into a docking point to release a bike for use. The app also lets you buy 24 hour and annual subscriptions.

Mayor Boris Johnson says in their media release: 'The new Santander Cycles App will make finding and hiring a bike in our great Capital city even more of a doddle. The App is packed full of handy new features and is part and parcel of our plans to take the cycle hire scheme to the next level and encourage more people on to two wheels.'

Nathan Bostock, CEO of Santander UK, said: 'We're absolutely committed to growing and developing Santander Cycles together with TfL by making more bikes available, providing more docking stations and offering extra benefits in future to give Londoners and visitors to the Capital the best possible experience.'

The Santander Cycles App is available for both IOS and Android devices, from the Apple Store and Google Play.