The official Santander Cycles app is the only app giving you a release code direct to your smartphone, letting you skip past the terminal and get on your bike quicker.
In the latest app update, we've taken all of your feedback on board with a refresh of the home screen. This now features docking station information, live bike availability and an interactive map.
You can save your favourite docking stations and search by Tube and train stations, London landmarks and street name.
You can also:
Hiring a bike is perfect for last minute dashes in London, anywhere from Shepherd's Bush to Canary Wharf, Wandsworth Town to Camden Town.
Please be careful when cycling and follow our tips for safe cycling in the autumn and winter months.
Read British Cycling's Winter Cycling Guide.
In January 2016, we opened eight new docking stations with a total of 320 docking points in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park area. The docking stations are at key locations around the park, including the ArcelorMittalOrbit, the London Aquatics Centre and the Lee Valley Velopark. Locals and visitors are now able to hire a bike and to explore the sites of the park, docking and re-hiring at various points.
If you use the scheme regularly and are not already a registered user, why not sign up to make hiring bikes even quicker? Registration benefits include: