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Bike sharing

Bike sharing schemes enable anyone to borrow a bike for a journey in London.

Santander operate a bike hire scheme in Hackney. The bikes are docked and can only be returned to docking stations in the south of the borough

For those looking to build up confidence on a bike, the Council offers free cycle skills training.

Santander cycle hire

How does it work?

Transport for London and Santander operate a docked bike sharing scheme in the south of the borough. Users register at a docking station, then the bikes can be picked up and dropped off at any station within London.

Santander docking stations in Hackney are generally found around Regent’s Canal, and in and around Victoria Park. More information can be found on the Santander cycles app or on TfL.

How much does it cost?

It costs £2 to access a bike for 24 hours. The first 30 minutes of each journey is free and after that costs £2 per 30 minutes. If you become a member, you can use the bikes all year round for £90.

Register now

You can download the Santander cycles app from the Apple app store or Google Play.

New dockless bikes

You can now use dockless bikes from Beryl and Jump in Hackney, after we agreed terms with them that secured funding to install 70 new dockless bike bays in the borough.

To keep pavements accessible, dockless bikes can only be parked in the new bike bays, which we have reclaimed from car parking spaces.

People who want to feed back on how the service is operating, or report a dockless bike that isn’t parked in one of the new bays, should contact each operator directly:

If a bike from another operator is obstructing the pavement, residents should contact the Council at or 020 8356 8023. We’ll then pick the bike up and store it at our Millfields depot until it’s collected.

Page updated on: 19 December 2019