To register online, you need to buy a key for £3 to hire a bike. Or, you can download the Santander Cycles app to register and hire a bike, and you don’t need to buy a key.

How the key works

A cycle hire key will give you quicker access to hire a bike. Simply Insert your key into the docking point key slot and ride.

To setup a key you need to:

1. Add keys

For each key you pay a one-off fee of £3. You can have a maximum of 4 keys.

2. Add access

We’ll load each key with an initial access period so that you can start cycling as soon as you receive it.

3. Ride

You can start riding as soon as you activate your key. If you would like to add additional access periods, these can be added at any time.

Please Note

To continue you need:

  • To be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a valid UK address.

Lets start by adding a key

  • Additional keyholders must be over 14 years old.
  • You’ll be responsible for any additional costs or penalties related to extra keys.
Add keys

Or register with our app and you don’t need to buy a key to hire a bike.