Getting Out and About
With 8 docking stations in Soho, and plenty more in neighbouring areas, Santander Cycles offers all the convenience and fun of cycling in London without any of the hassle of owning your own bike. Whether seasoned cyclist, or you bike on a ad hoc basis, it’s easy to hire a cycle from one of more than 700 docking stations across the capital.
The cost effectiveness of the bike hire scheme is perhaps its biggest appeal to everyday users. For just £2 you can take as many 30min trips within 24hrs, making it ideal for short trips. Longer journeys cost £2 for each extra 30 minutes or less however.
Frequent users can pay even less by simply registering for yearly bike access for £90. That works out at just 25p per day, plus any ride charges for journeys over 30 minutes.
“It’s easy to use with lots of docking stations”
How much does it cost?
1. HireYou pay £2 to access the bikes for 24 hours.
2. RideYou can make as many journeys as you like. If your journey is less than 30 minutes, you won’t pay more. If it’s longer than 30 minutes, you pay £2 for every 30 minutes.
3. ReturnYou can return the bike at any time, as long as it’s within 24 hours. You could be charged up to £300 if you damage the bike or don’t return it.
Get your bike quicker – Become a member.
If you become a member you get your own key so you can hire a bike quickly. You can use the bikes for 24 hours from just £2, or get a discount to use the bikes all year round for £90 (25p a day).If you’re a student and studying in London, you can get 25% off yearly membership.
Photos by Shade O. Thompson for My Soho Times | @shadedidthat