Cycle hire in London just got a lot easier thanks to a new Android and iPhone app called Santander Cycles on iOS. You can book a bike to hire in London with just 10 minutes notice, see your recent charges and journeys within the app along with notifications, updated information on local docking stations with space, and the ability to plan a journey with a map inside the application.
This bike rental scheme changed sponsors to Santander at the start of 2015, as such you will find a new free app with all the above features on both Android and iOS. It couldn’t be easier to hire a cycle within inner London today.
You only need to click the hire button within the app, after selecting a location, then make sure you pick up your hired bicycle within 10 minutes. Subscriptions range from a £90 yearly fee, or pay the 24-hour £2 subscription fee. The cost of a ride is £2 per half an hour, although the first 30 minutes is free.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has also had his say on this new service with Santander Cycles. Stating that hiring a bike in our capital city is now a “doddle”.