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London: Free Boris Bike Hire This Weekend

The sun is going to be out this weekend in London, which means a hot and sticky tube to look forward to. Great.

Have no fear, Santander Cycles – or as we know them, Boris Bikes – are free to use this weekend (13th-14th August).

Of course, whenever something is free there are usually strings attached, so here’s the lowdown:

 

  • Unlimited rides up to 30 minutes using code: FREE2016

 

  • There is no charge for the first 30 minutes of each journey.
    Charges will incur if you go over the free limit, at the usual rate of £2 per 30 minutes.

 

  • You will need a valid bank card for security reasons and in case of additional charges from going over the 30 minute free period.

 

  • Offer entitles you and up to three of your Additional Users to a free 24 hour Bike Access Period (starting 00.00 Saturday ending 23.59 Sunday).

 

  • Up to four free Bike Access Periods can be claimed per valid payment card.

 

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How to access a bike:

 

1) Docking Station

 

The old-fashioned way is to visit a docking station and simply follow the instructions on screen.
Select “Hire a cycle” and proceed from there.
Make sure you have a valid bank card with you and type in the code FREE2016 when prompted.

 

2) Santander Cycles App

 

Download the Santander Cycles app (available in the App Store and Google Play).

 

New members  –

Sign-up and register for “24-hour bike access”

Enter the code FREE2016 when prompted

Enter payment details (for security / additional charges)

Select “Hire now” from your chosen docking station

 

Existing members –

Log-in, select “Your Account”, “Renew your activation” and “24-hour bike access”

Enter the code FREE2016 when prompted

Enter payment details (for security / additional charges)

Select “Hire now” from your chosen docking station

 

3) Key

Registered users can use their Key but please be aware, if you use your Key to access a bike without first redeeming the code online via your account, you will be charged the usual amount and will not be entitled for a reimbursement

 

Full terms and conditions plus routes and docking station locations can all be found by following links from the Santander Cycles website or by visiting the TFL.

Dust off your helmets, get off the beaten track and explore everything this great city has to offer!
Please remember to ride safely, respect other road users and pedestrians.

 

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