Fancy exploring Swansea Bay this Easter but not got access to your own bike? With Santander Cycles Swansea you can hire a bike at any time of day or night from as little as £1 for 30 minutes!
What is Santander Cycles Swansea?
Santander Cycles Swansea is a cycle hire scheme that everyone can use.
It’s a fun, affordable and sustainable way to get around Swansea. You can pick up and drop off the cycles at any hub – there are five conveniently located along the sweep of Swansea Bay:
– Swansea University’s Singleton Park Campus
– Waterfront Museum
– Civic Centre
– Fabian Way Park and Ride
– Swansea University’s Bay Campus
A sixth hub in Mumbles will open soon!
How Does It Work?
You only have to register once to join Santander Cycles! Once you’ve done that, the bikes are easy to hire by phone, app or on the bike’s terminal. The scheme is operated by bikeshare provider Nextbike so once you’re registered you can hire Nextbikes in 25 countries worldwide!
The bikes are really easy to use:
Once you’ve hired the bike, just pull the lock cable out from the dock and lock it into the holder on the bike.
You can stop and park up your bike at any time! You need to temporarily lock your cycle by passing the cable lock through the fork and pressing C to park. After your finished and when you come back to your locked bike, just enter your 4-digit code to release the lock and jump back on!
You can take your bike back to any of the 5 docking stations. To return your bike push the lock cable through the docking station rack and fork to secure, push to lock, pull to check, press OK to end your hire period and wait for the return confirmation message. There’s a handy video guide here.
If the docking station is full, don’t worry! You can lock the bike to itself with the cable lock and leave it next to the docking station.
How Much Does It Cost?
If you’re an occasional user you can pay as you ride from as little as £1. If you’re a commuter or a more frequent user, you might want to consider taking out a convenient annual membership.
Where Can I Take My Santander Cycle?
You can go anywhere you like on your Santander Cycle – the world’s your oyster! They really are a great way of getting around and exploring Swansea. And just make sure you return your cycle to an official docking station when you’re done!
Where Can I Find Out More?
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