Something sustainable for the weekend? Cycle in London for free!

Santander bikes will be free to use this weekend. TfL and the bank have made the announcement to celebrate six years since the launch of the city’s cycle scheme. A shareable code […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Santander bikes will be free to use this weekend.

TfL and the bank have made the announcement to celebrate six years since the launch of the city’s cycle scheme.

A shareable code will be publicised which, when entered into the Santander Cycles app or docking station terminal, will provide free access to the bikes for 30 minutes – normally it’s £2 to rent a bike.

The code will only be valid from 00:00 on Saturday to 23:59pm on Sunday.

TfL claims more than 52 million journeys have been made on the cycles since the scheme was launched in 2010.

It has also grown from 6,000 to 11,500 bikes and there are now more than 785 docking stations with more than 21,000 docking points across London.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “Our cycle hire scheme here in London has been a huge success, with record numbers now using the bikes.

“I hope that this free weekend of cycling gets even more people enjoying cycling, encouraging Londoners to make it part of their everyday lives.”

You can get the code from the TfL site. Happy riding!