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Save money on TfL Cycle Hire with an annual pass
Save money on TfL Cycle Hire with an annual pass

Save money on TfL Cycle Hire with an annual pass

The usual daily charge to hire a bike from TfL's cycle hire scheme normally costs £2 per day, but it can be as low as 25p if you don't mind paying upfront.

Jul
12
2022
Amazon switching to e-bikes for London deliveries
Amazon switching to e-bikes for London deliveries

Amazon switching to e-bikes for London deliveries

Amazon is planning to swap lorries for bicycles with the opening of a micro mobility hub in Hackney that will support around a million deliveries a year to the local area.

Jul
04
2022
A new “satnav” for cyclists launched
A new “satnav” for cyclists launched

A new “satnav” for cyclists launched

An upgraded route finder device that uses traffic information from other cyclists to plot routes has been launched by London based Beeline.

Jun
07
2022
Cargo bike hire scheme coming to Wandsworth
Cargo bike hire scheme coming to Wandsworth

Cargo bike hire scheme coming to Wandsworth

A cycle hire scheme will be launching soon in Tooting, Clapham Junction and Battersea that will let people rent cargo bikes in the local area.

Apr
07
2022
Eight more cycle hire locations coming to Southwark
Eight more cycle hire locations coming to Southwark

Eight more cycle hire locations coming to Southwark

The locations of eight additional cycle hire docking stations has been confirmed by TfL, as part of a previously announced expansion of the scheme in Southwark.

Feb
03
2022
London’s cycle hire scheme had busiest year ever
London’s cycle hire scheme had busiest year ever

London’s cycle hire scheme had busiest year ever

With just under 11 million hires in 2021, the London cycle hire scheme had its busiest year since it was set up in 2010, boosted by people switching from trains and buses to bikes.

Jan
13
2022
Discount on Cycle Hire annual subscriptions
Discount on Cycle Hire annual subscriptions

Discount on Cycle Hire annual subscriptions

There's a Black Friday offer on the cost of an annual subscription to the cycle hire scheme, offering a 25% discount.

Nov
25
2021
Hackney’s experimental cargo bike hire scheme
Hackney’s experimental cargo bike hire scheme

Hackney’s experimental cargo bike hire scheme

Some unusual looking bikes have come to Hackney and Shoreditch recently - offering an alternative to hiring a small van or car to move stuff around the area.

Nov
17
2021
Best September ever for London’s cycle hire scheme
Best September ever for London’s cycle hire scheme

Best September ever for London’s cycle hire scheme

According to TfL, more than 1.2 million cycle hires were made in September, with an average of 40,660 per day – a new record for the month.

Oct
07
2021
London’s cycle hire marks its 11th birthday
London’s cycle hire marks its 11th birthday

London’s cycle hire marks its 11th birthday

Today marks the 11th anniversary of London's cycle hire scheme, having earlier this year passed 100 million bike hires.

Jul
30
2021
London’s cycle hire scheme sponsorship extended to 2025
London’s cycle hire scheme sponsorship extended to 2025

London’s cycle hire scheme sponsorship extended to 2025

Santander has extended its cycle hire sponsorship deal which was due to expire next year until 2025.

May
28
2021

Big increase in people using London’s cycle hire bikes in 2020

The number of people who used the Santander Cycles scheme during 2020 soared, although the number of actual rides taken barely budged over the year.

Jan
13
2021

Free Santander cycle hire and a discounted annual rate on Car Free Day

Later this month, Santander cycles hire bikes will be free to use all day - as it's Car Free Day - an annual event on the 22nd September to encourage people to ditch the motorcar.

Sep
07
2020

Cycle Hire discounts on Friday and through December

To promote cycling, the cycle hire scheme will be essentially free to use throughout December.

Nov
28
2019

Cycle hire hits record high as usage growth slows

Over 10.5 million journeys were made using Santander Cycles during 2018 according to TfL, but growth rates have slowed over the past couple of years.

Dec
28
2018

Free cycle hire bikes over Christmas

The London cycle hire service, Santander Cycles is offering free bike hire over the Christmas period, including on Christmas Day.

Dec
22
2018
Cycle hire bikes now arriving in Brixton
Cycle hire bikes now arriving in Brixton

Cycle hire bikes now arriving in Brixton

Seven new docking stations are opening today, including the first to open in Brixton town centre.

Feb
12
2018
Canadian Boris Bikes to be replaced with British Bikes
Canadian Boris Bikes to be replaced with British Bikes

Canadian Boris Bikes to be replaced with British Bikes

A deal has been announced that will see the current generation of Boris Bikes slowly replaced with a new lighter design, and one that is being made here in Blighty.

Oct
03
2016
Boris Bike charges “simplified”
Boris Bike charges “simplified”

Boris Bike charges “simplified”

A press release announces that "paying for Barclays Cycle Hire will become even easier from 2 January", although none of the changes make the paying bit any easier whatsoever.

Dec
15
2014
Boris Bike revamp to shrink the Barclays Logo
Boris Bike revamp to shrink the Barclays Logo

Boris Bike revamp to shrink the Barclays Logo

A year ahead of Barclays ceasing to be the official sponsor of the cycle hire scheme, they are to rebrand the bikes and shrink the Barclays part of the branding.

Jun
11
2014
A look around the Barclays Cycle Hire Repair Depot
A look around the Barclays Cycle Hire Repair Depot

A look around the Barclays Cycle Hire Repair Depot

Sitting outside come ran or shine, have you ever wondered where the Cycle Hire bikes go for a bit of TLC? What happens when you press that red button saying "fix me"? How they try to get bikes shifted around London to keep the docking stations balanced?

Jan
20
2014
Cyclists wanted to test “Dutch Roundabouts”
Cyclists wanted to test “Dutch Roundabouts”

Cyclists wanted to test “Dutch Roundabouts”

Just a quick note for those who like doing different things -- but TfL is conducting trials of new roundabout designs that may, possibly, be safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Apr
30
2013
Pigeons riding Boris Bikes
Pigeons riding Boris Bikes

Pigeons riding Boris Bikes

Just around the corner from the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel is a Boris Bike stand that would be otherwise unremarkable except that one half of it has been colonised by pigeons, and they have taken to the bikes with great enthusiasm.

Jun
28
2012
Some Boris Bike problems
Some Boris Bike problems

Some Boris Bike problems

Generally speaking, I do not judge a company by the fact that something has gone wrong. That is unfair as no matter how much you spend/invest/whatever, things will still go wrong at times. It is inevitable. What I will do

Mar
30
2012