Bike sharing

Bike sharing schemes enable anyone to borrow a bike for a journey in London. There are a number of different bike share schemes that currently operate the borough.

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.

There is free 24-hour access to TfL Santander Cycles for NHS workers. Contact your NHS comms team for more information.

Cargo Bike Share stations

Cargo Bike Share docking stations have been operating in Hackney since September 2021. The locations of the four docking stations are:

  • Fleetwood Street in Stoke Newington
  • Broadway Market
  • Calvert Avenue in Shoreditch
  • Pitfield Street in Shoreditch

Each station houses two electrically assisted cargo bikes which are capable of carrying up to 80kg each. The cargo bikes can be used for shopping, deliveries, and moving small items of furniture. They’re available for immediate hire, or reservations through the Beryl app:

The Cargo Bike Share scheme is part of the Zero Emissions Network, a joint initiative between Hackney, Islington, and Tower Hamlets councils and is supported by the Mayor of London.




Page updated on: 8 November 2021