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Unlimited 1 year Santander 30 minute Cycle hire for £67.50 (London)
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Unlimited 1 year Santander 30 minute Cycle hire for £67.50 (London)

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Posted 19th Sep 2019

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

Sign up for Unlimited free 30 minutes cycle hire for a year for £67.50 using code PledgeCarFree (original price £90). That's less than 18.5 pence a day. Much better savings than £2 for a day.

You need to register online using the code at santandercycles.tfl.gov.uk

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Sign up for a Santander cycle key for £3 and no need to put the code from the app. Use the key to unlock the bike.

This is for London only.
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Taken from a leasing thread;

It's dead money, you pay all that to rent a bike to impress your neighbours, and having nothing to show for it at the end.
bryngreen19/09/2019 21:23

As a non-Londoner this isn't for me, but out of curiosity, let's say your …As a non-Londoner this isn't for me, but out of curiosity, let's say your commute was 50 minutes, could you ride 25 minutes, dock the bike, switch bikes, and finish out your 50 minute journey and therefore having to pay nothing as it's 2 x 25 min journeys?Or is there some kind of no return in X amount of time kind of thing going on ?


You wouldn't want to ride it for more than 30 mins.
MR112319/09/2019 21:34

Good price voted hot. I would rather just buy a bike but I can see how …Good price voted hot. I would rather just buy a bike but I can see how this would be better option if living in a flat.


It also removes the issue of securing you own bike if left for the day whilst at work.
gazdoubleu19/09/2019 22:31

verdict.co.uk/londons-boris-bikes-scheme-has-cost-taxpayers-nearly-200m-foi-disclosure-reveals/Cold from me


Misleading, inaccurate & lazy one sided online journalism. It's not £2 per 24hrs hire, that fee only covers each 30 minute hire in the period.

No figures on what the sponsors put in, or what revenue hires generate. Nothing about the lasting investment made in infrastructure. Nothing about the cost benefit of not having to invest in other forms of transport. Nothing about health and well being investment.

Appreciate that plenty won't want to get out of their cars or off the tube, but these bikes are a fantastic way to get about in London for the rest.

Hot deal.
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What happens after 30 minutes? #gonein30minutes
As a non-Londoner this isn't for me, but out of curiosity, let's say your commute was 50 minutes, could you ride 25 minutes, dock the bike, switch bikes, and finish out your 50 minute journey and therefore having to pay nothing as it's 2 x 25 min journeys?

Or is there some kind of no return in X amount of time kind of thing going on ?
bryngreen19/09/2019 21:23

As a non-Londoner this isn't for me, but out of curiosity, let's say your …As a non-Londoner this isn't for me, but out of curiosity, let's say your commute was 50 minutes, could you ride 25 minutes, dock the bike, switch bikes, and finish out your 50 minute journey and therefore having to pay nothing as it's 2 x 25 min journeys?Or is there some kind of no return in X amount of time kind of thing going on ?


You wouldn't want to ride it for more than 30 mins.
Actually it is about 18.5 pence a day (you do 67.5 / 365 to get daily cost)
"That's less than 5.4 pence a day. Much better savings than £2 for a day."


That's a really cock-eyed way of looking at it. Highly doubt anyone at all is using this every day.
Far better to say that if you use the cycle hire 34 or more times a year then this deal works out cheaper than renting as you go.
bryngreen19/09/2019 21:23

As a non-Londoner this isn't for me, but out of curiosity, let's say your …As a non-Londoner this isn't for me, but out of curiosity, let's say your commute was 50 minutes, could you ride 25 minutes, dock the bike, switch bikes, and finish out your 50 minute journey and therefore having to pay nothing as it's 2 x 25 min journeys?Or is there some kind of no return in X amount of time kind of thing going on ?


You don't pay nothing for that.
h4music19/09/2019 21:23

What happens after 30 minutes? #gonein30minutes


They charge you £2 for every 30 minutes. Best way is to dock the bike before 30 minutes and then take another one.
bryngreen19/09/2019 21:23

As a non-Londoner this isn't for me, but out of curiosity, let's say your …As a non-Londoner this isn't for me, but out of curiosity, let's say your commute was 50 minutes, could you ride 25 minutes, dock the bike, switch bikes, and finish out your 50 minute journey and therefore having to pay nothing as it's 2 x 25 min journeys?Or is there some kind of no return in X amount of time kind of thing going on ?


Yes you can do that
Calaisjar19/09/2019 21:27

"That's less than 5.4 pence a day. Much better savings than £2 for a …"That's less than 5.4 pence a day. Much better savings than £2 for a day."That's a really cock-eyed way of looking at it. Highly doubt anyone at all is using this every day.Far better to say that if you use the cycle hire 34 or more times a year then this deal works out cheaper than renting as you go.


You have no idea how many people use Santander cycles everyday. For example people who work in zone 1 and try to save money on travel card, they use zone 2 stations to get out and then use Santander cycles to go to zone 1.
hilalo19/09/2019 21:22

Actually it is about 18.5 pence a day (you do 67.5 / 365 to get daily cost)


Thanks for correcting me.
Good price voted hot. I would rather just buy a bike but I can see how this would be better option if living in a flat.
"Unlimited free 30 minutes cycle hire for a year for £67.50"

So what is the deal actually for if the cycle hire is being thrown in free?
EndlessWaves19/09/2019 21:35

"Unlimited free 30 minutes cycle hire for a year for £67.50"So what is the …"Unlimited free 30 minutes cycle hire for a year for £67.50"So what is the deal actually for if the cycle hire is being thrown in free?


Access for the year is normally £90, so the deal brings it down to £67.50
MR112319/09/2019 21:34

Good price voted hot. I would rather just buy a bike but I can see how …Good price voted hot. I would rather just buy a bike but I can see how this would be better option if living in a flat.


It also removes the issue of securing you own bike if left for the day whilst at work.
Taken from a leasing thread;

It's dead money, you pay all that to rent a bike to impress your neighbours, and having nothing to show for it at the end.
It's free with Santander Advance Account.
ranandg19/09/2019 21:50

It's free with Santander Advance Account.


Really cannot find anything about it weirdly
ezzer7219/09/2019 21:48

Taken from a leasing thread;It's dead money, you pay all that to rent a bike …Taken from a leasing thread;It's dead money, you pay all that to rent a bike to impress your neighbours, and having nothing to show for it at the end.


I’d be surprised if they were talking about the Santander bikes , they are bog standard bikes , and wouldn’t impress anyone , but they do serve a purpose when you commute into London and don’t want to try and squeeze your own bike on the train
tinkerbellian19/09/2019 22:03

I’d be surprised if they were talking about the Santander bikes , they are …I’d be surprised if they were talking about the Santander bikes , they are bog standard bikes , and wouldn’t impress anyone , but they do serve a purpose when you commute into London and don’t want to try and squeeze your own bike on the train


I guess you have never visited a lease deal comments section Ian?
ranandg19/09/2019 21:50

It's free with Santander Advance Account.


Have you got a link , that might be worth us doing , but I can’t find any info , thanks
ezzer7219/09/2019 22:04

I guess you have never visited a lease deal comments section Ian?


Umm no, but then I’m also not ian
The 30 minute thing is too steep, in my opinion. It's not always practical or convenient, to go where you're going, while deviating to the nearest bike park. The parking takes a minute and if you go over by 1 minute, it's £2 extra. This will happen in all likelihood, more than once, creeping your yearly rate up, through various unforeseeable delays and circumstances.

The stress of clock racing / watching the whole time makes the whole thing not worth it, for me, at least.
Does anyone know if the code expires or could I sign up in the new year?
rossaah19/09/2019 22:20

Does anyone know if the code expires or could I sign up in the new year?


I'm not sure when it expires but guess after the Car free day which is on September 22.
Trending19/09/2019 22:48

I'm not sure when it expires but guess after the Car free day which is on …I'm not sure when it expires but guess after the Car free day which is on September 22.


Yeah, I just checked the tfl website seems to expire after the Sunday
Just buy a bike, I bought mine and it paid for itself because I haven't used TFL for months
Edited by: "ayylmao" 19th Sep 2019
Yea, for some this is a great deal. Bringing my own bike into London is a pain both in terms of transporting it and finding somewhere safe to lock it up. Then if you factor in the fact you actually have to maintain your own bike which if you ride in all weathers can be a chore... There are times when the £2 fee for unlimited riding in 30 minute intervals makes for some decent leisurely sight-seeing. I'm wondering if I went for this deal I'd do it more but the handful of times a year I do it now I'm generally with friends so probably not.
ayylmao19/09/2019 23:35

Just buy a bike, I bought mine and it paid for itself because I haven't …Just buy a bike, I bought mine and it paid for itself because I haven't used TFL for months


You need to read the above comment.
MR112319/09/2019 21:32

Yes you can do that


can do but there is 5 min buffer between docking and getting new bike
gazdoubleu19/09/2019 22:31

verdict.co.uk/londons-boris-bikes-scheme-has-cost-taxpayers-nearly-200m-foi-disclosure-reveals/Cold from me


Misleading, inaccurate & lazy one sided online journalism. It's not £2 per 24hrs hire, that fee only covers each 30 minute hire in the period.

No figures on what the sponsors put in, or what revenue hires generate. Nothing about the lasting investment made in infrastructure. Nothing about the cost benefit of not having to invest in other forms of transport. Nothing about health and well being investment.

Appreciate that plenty won't want to get out of their cars or off the tube, but these bikes are a fantastic way to get about in London for the rest.

Hot deal.
dodgybadass20/09/2019 07:23

Misleading, inaccurate & lazy one sided online journalism. It's not £2 per …Misleading, inaccurate & lazy one sided online journalism. It's not £2 per 24hrs hire, that fee only covers each 30 minute hire in the period. No figures on what the sponsors put in, or what revenue hires generate. Nothing about the lasting investment made in infrastructure. Nothing about the cost benefit of not having to invest in other forms of transport. Nothing about health and well being investment.Appreciate that plenty won't want to get out of their cars or off the tube, but these bikes are a fantastic way to get about in London for the rest.Hot deal.


Sorry here's a more reputable journalistic source lol

thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-bikes-cost-the-taxpayer-pound11m-a-year-to-keep-on-road-r566v9fw2pg

Maybe I shouldn't pick on this deal but Boris bufoon throwing money at hair brained schemes like this when he should be dealing with the disparity in funding in transport schemes between the South and the rest of the country is cold from me.
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 20th Sep 2019
Trending19/09/2019 21:32

You have no idea how many people use Santander cycles everyday. For …You have no idea how many people use Santander cycles everyday. For example people who work in zone 1 and try to save money on travel card, they use zone 2 stations to get out and then use Santander cycles to go to zone 1.


That's still not every day. That's 5 days a week. And assumes you never get ill, go on holiday etc, work from home one day. Completely unrealistic.
hotuk16119/09/2019 21:25

You wouldn't want to ride it for more than 30 mins.


I Find these bikes pleasant to ride actually spent more then 4 hours at one time on one.
Heat from me. I used these bikes for my daily commute for 4 years when living in a flat on the edge of zone 1. It’s a great way to get around the centre of town - faster, cheaper and often more convenient than buses or the tube. Bikes are quite heavy but reassuringly solid. Daisy-chaining for longer trips over 30 mins isn’t really much of a hassle, although wouldn’t want to do that daily. Cost-wise, £67.50 is about the minimum price of the annual bike service which I have to do for my own bike (I moved out the bike hire scheme zone). Great deal!
Edited by: "frieqs" 20th Sep 2019
God, just buy a bike for £150 and call it quits lol
ranandg19/09/2019 21:50

It's free with Santander Advance Account.


Can I open an advanced account, then draw out all my money and then and put the money back in my usual account and still use the bike for free as i would still have the advanced account ?
judavid8920/09/2019 08:45

I Find these bikes pleasant to ride actually spent more then 4 hours at …I Find these bikes pleasant to ride actually spent more then 4 hours at one time on one.


The point is, for a casual commuting and short distances, great value and acceptable. If you are regularly cycling for commute and for > 30 mins, you are far better off getting your own bike (faster and safer). These bikes are heavy, have 3 gears, often under inflated tyres. Again, fine for short distances up to 3 miles. Anything over that, yes it is possible to do it, but there are better ways to cycle.
gazdoubleu19/09/2019 22:31

verdict.co.uk/londons-boris-bikes-scheme-has-cost-taxpayers-nearly-200m-foi-disclosure-reveals/Cold from me


Money well spent imo. Hot from me!
tinkerbellian19/09/2019 22:03

I’d be surprised if they were talking about the Santander bikes , they are …I’d be surprised if they were talking about the Santander bikes , they are bog standard bikes , and wouldn’t impress anyone , but they do serve a purpose when you commute into London and don’t want to try and squeeze your own bike on the train


LOL, it was a joke. You have to read the leasing threads to understand is all
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