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Posted 2nd Dec 2019

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From 1 December, TFL is giving everyone free access to Santander Cycles for 24 hours – including all 30-minute journeys. 🚴🚴🚴


Just enter the code SCXMAS19 when purchasing a 24 hour access period through the app or at the terminal. The code can be used until 31 December and don’t forget, you can still use Santander Cycles on Christmas day. 🎅

If you have multiple debit or credit cards, then you can create different accounts and use the code to enjoy free ride on more than one day.
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adamguest198502/12/2019 11:50

Sorry, I don't know much about how these work, you mention both 24 hour …Sorry, I don't know much about how these work, you mention both 24 hour and 30 minute rentals. Is this for a single rental, or any I make with a 24 hour period?


To hire the bike itself is £2 for 24 hours. But if they give it for 24 hours, then people take it home. So tfl restricted for you to ride for 30 minutes and within 30minutes you have to put it back inside the dock. If you go over 30 minutes then they charge. Now , after you put it back in dock , then you can again take it and ride for 30 minutes, like this you can do as many ride of 30 minutes for 24 hours. Hope you understand
TFL - What you pay

Codes such as these affectively remove the £2 (24 hour) access charge. After that, normal usage charges apply (so any rides within the 24 hours that are under 30 minutes are free, but if any of your rides during the 24 hours are 30+ minutes you would be triggering fees based on ride time. )
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Sorry, I don't know much about how these work, you mention both 24 hour and 30 minute rentals. Is this for a single rental, or any I make with a 24 hour period?
TFL - What you pay

Codes such as these affectively remove the £2 (24 hour) access charge. After that, normal usage charges apply (so any rides within the 24 hours that are under 30 minutes are free, but if any of your rides during the 24 hours are 30+ minutes you would be triggering fees based on ride time. )
adamguest198502/12/2019 11:50

Sorry, I don't know much about how these work, you mention both 24 hour …Sorry, I don't know much about how these work, you mention both 24 hour and 30 minute rentals. Is this for a single rental, or any I make with a 24 hour period?


To hire the bike itself is £2 for 24 hours. But if they give it for 24 hours, then people take it home. So tfl restricted for you to ride for 30 minutes and within 30minutes you have to put it back inside the dock. If you go over 30 minutes then they charge. Now , after you put it back in dock , then you can again take it and ride for 30 minutes, like this you can do as many ride of 30 minutes for 24 hours. Hope you understand
Trending02/12/2019 13:26

To hire the bike itself is £2 for 24 hours. But if they give it for 24 …To hire the bike itself is £2 for 24 hours. But if they give it for 24 hours, then people take it home. So tfl restricted for you to ride for 30 minutes and within 30minutes you have to put it back inside the dock. If you go over 30 minutes then they charge. Now , after you put it back in dock , then you can again take it and ride for 30 minutes, like this you can do as many ride of 30 minutes for 24 hours. Hope you understand


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Trending02/12/2019 13:26

To hire the bike itself is £2 for 24 hours. But if they give it for 24 …To hire the bike itself is £2 for 24 hours. But if they give it for 24 hours, then people take it home. So tfl restricted for you to ride for 30 minutes and within 30minutes you have to put it back inside the dock. If you go over 30 minutes then they charge. Now , after you put it back in dock , then you can again take it and ride for 30 minutes, like this you can do as many ride of 30 minutes for 24 hours. Hope you understand


One extra important detail - you have to wait at least 5 minutes after returning your bike before starting another journey, otherwise both trips willl be treated as a single journey and you'll get charged if the total time is more than 30 mins.

Edit: apparently this is no longer true
Edited by: "HappyClown" 3rd Dec 2019
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HappyClown03/12/2019 09:13

One extra important detail - you have to wait at least 5 minutes after …One extra important detail - you have to wait at least 5 minutes after returning your bike before starting another journey, otherwise both trips willl be treated as a single journey and you'll get charged if the total time is more than 30 mins.


This is not true. Completely false! I use Santander-cycles everyday and I don't wait five minutes. I unlock the cycles within 30 seconds.
Trending03/12/2019 11:33

This is not true. Completely false! I use Santander-cycles everyday and I …This is not true. Completely false! I use Santander-cycles everyday and I don't wait five minutes. I unlock the cycles within 30 seconds.


The website states 5 mins

Any link?
fatfingers7303/12/2019 11:48

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.standard.co.uk/go/london/summercycling/how-santander-cycles-works-10280594.html%3famp


That's five years ago article and maybe they had that rule that time but no more. As I frequently use it and do not wait five minutes. And I never have been charged.
Trending03/12/2019 11:33

This is not true. Completely false! I use Santander-cycles everyday and I …This is not true. Completely false! I use Santander-cycles everyday and I don't wait five minutes. I unlock the cycles within 30 seconds.


For what it's worth I don't think it's true anymore but never chance it. There are a couple times I've taken it after less than 5 mins but I've never bothered to check my account to see what got taken
Trending03/12/2019 11:52

That's five years ago article and maybe they had that rule that time but …That's five years ago article and maybe they had that rule that time but no more. As I frequently use it and do not wait five minutes. And I never have been charged.


Interesting - the rule definitely existed previously. I've had an annual key ever since the scheme started and I've been caught out by the 5 minute rule on more than one occasion historically when I grabbed a second bike a bit too quickly. I make journeys of 30mins+ at least a couple of times a week, so if they've dropped that rule that's great news. I'll put it to the test, thanks for the heads-up!
terms
7.3 The Extra Ride Charges, as set out in paragraph Charges and payment below, shall vary according to the length of time that you (or an Additional User) have taken a Cycle from a Docking Point for use (Period of Use). The Period of Use for each Cycle shall commence when you (or an Additional User) undock that Cycle from a Docking Point and ends when you (or an Additional User) securely dock the Cycle, and receive a green light, at a Docking Point.
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7.5 A time interval, to be determined by us and as defined at tfl.gov.uk/cyc…ire, is required between the end of one journey and the commencement of a subsequent journey in order for the subsequent journey to qualify as a separate journey and enable us to calculate the relevant Extra Ride Charges. We reserve the right to prevent you from undocking a Cycle from a Docking Point until this time interval has expired.
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On the few occasions I have used it I have always left a 5 minute gap. Based on the actual terms though I think I'd be comfortable not bothering next time (but maybe switching bikes just to be safe) as I'd have complied with 7.3 and could argue that 7.5 implies that if the "time interval" required to end a journey before starting another one hadn't passed then the docking station should have stopped me taking the second bike rather than merge the two journeys into one continuous one.
Edited by: "premierfella" 3rd Dec 2019
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premierfella03/12/2019 14:06

terms7.3 The Extra Ride Charges, as set out in paragraph Charges and …terms7.3 The Extra Ride Charges, as set out in paragraph Charges and payment below, shall vary according to the length of time that you (or an Additional User) have taken a Cycle from a Docking Point for use (Period of Use). The Period of Use for each Cycle shall commence when you (or an Additional User) undock that Cycle from a Docking Point and ends when you (or an Additional User) securely dock the Cycle, and receive a green light, at a Docking Point....7.5 A time interval, to be determined by us and as defined at www.tfl.gov.uk/cycle-hire, is required between the end of one journey and the commencement of a subsequent journey in order for the subsequent journey to qualify as a separate journey and enable us to calculate the relevant Extra Ride Charges. We reserve the right to prevent you from undocking a Cycle from a Docking Point until this time interval has expired.-------On the few occasions I have used it I have always left a 5 minute gap. Based on the actual terms though I think I'd be comfortable not bothering next time (but maybe switching bikes just to be safe) as I'd have complied with 7.3 and could argue that 7.5 implies that if the "time interval" required to end a journey before starting another one hadn't passed then the docking station should have stopped me taking the second bike rather than merge the two journeys into one continuous one.


39242951-uOp8K.jpg Check this. I just used the cycle, after 27 minutes I took another one without gap and they didn't charge me
HappyClown03/12/2019 12:31

Interesting - the rule definitely existed previously. I've had an annual …Interesting - the rule definitely existed previously. I've had an annual key ever since the scheme started and I've been caught out by the 5 minute rule on more than one occasion historically when I grabbed a second bike a bit too quickly. I make journeys of 30mins+ at least a couple of times a week, so if they've dropped that rule that's great news. I'll put it to the test, thanks for the heads-up!


39243151-fhkaD.jpgConsecutive bike hire less than 40 seconds waiting time. No extra charge.
Somehow these bikes end up lying around in Enfield
Edited by: "SM93" 3rd Dec 2019
Thanks for posting, we have added your thread to the Highlights pages
so basically 30 mins is free then you have to dock in?? what if there are no b ikes at the place you go to??
Edited by: "r40" 4th Dec 2019
r4004/12/2019 09:05

so basically 30 mins is free then you have to dock in?? what if there are …so basically 30 mins is free then you have to dock in?? what if there are no b ikes at the place you go to??


Download the app and plan your journey ahead. Usually you will find bikes in zone 1, 2 and 3. Except for north London.
Installed the app just now and trying to register, I get an error message saying, "Sorry there's a problem with your registration: Invalid promotion"

Also, it wants to charge me £2 to sign up. Am I doing something wrong?
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Edited by: "josephg5" 20th Dec 2019
josephg520/12/2019 05:27

Installed the app just now and trying to register, I get an error message …Installed the app just now and trying to register, I get an error message saying, "Sorry there's a problem with your registration: Invalid promotion"Also, it wants to charge me £2 to sign up. Am I doing something wrong?[Image] [Image]


Must have been a glitch. After attempting a few too many times, I deleted the app and started all over again. All ok now!
r4004/12/2019 09:05

so basically 30 mins is free then you have to dock in?? what if there are …so basically 30 mins is free then you have to dock in?? what if there are no b ikes at the place you go to??


You get the one you returned?
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