Our cycle hire scheme has been available to Londoners and visitors since 2010. Think you know the most popular routes? 🤔 Can you guess how many customers have hired a cycle since it opened?
Find key facts and interesting figures here.
Cycle hire trivia
|Trips made||Over 100 million – that’s more than 10 rides per Londoner!|
|Customers 💁♀️||5.9 million|
|Distance travelled 🚀||300,000,000 km (equivalent to nearly 3 return trips to Mars!)|
|Most popular A to B trip||Starting at Hyde Park Corner and ending at Albert Gate, Hyde Park (this has been made over 39,000 times)|
|Most popular docking station||Waterloo Station (more than 2.9 million journeys have started or ended here)|
|Most popular trip||Round trip starting and ending at Hyde Park Corner (this has been made 178,000 times)|
|App downloads 📱||1.3 million (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store)|
|Hires through the app||7.8 million (launched May 2015)|
• One customer has used the scheme more than 16,000 times
• One customer has hired from the same docking station more than 3,500 times (Denyer Street, Knightsbridge)
Celebrating 11 years of cycle hire
Time flies when you’re having fun! It’s already been 11 years since we launched London’s flagship cycle hire scheme and to celebrate, we found the capital’s cycle hire heroes. 🚲 🦸
Our 12 cycle hire heroes have a unique story to tell – they’re our first rider, our most dedicated cyclist and people who have used Santander Cycles to make a difference.
How to hire a Santander Cycles
You can hire a cycle from as little as £2. Simply go to any docking station with your bank card and touch the screen to get started. There’s no need to book – hire a cycle, ride it where you like, then return it to any docking station.
The Santander Cycles app sends a release code straight to your phone, letting you skip past the terminal and get on your cycle quicker. You can also save your favourite docking stations and search by Tube and train stations, London landmarks and street name.
Join the Santander Cycles London Riders scheme in the app and when you hire a cycle using it, or use your membership key, you’ll be entered into a weekly prize draw. 🎁
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