Higher and higher for London’s Santander cycles
July was a proud month for London’s Santander cycle hire scheme. A record 1,188,428 bikes were hired, beating the previous highest month of 1,183,182 bikes in July 2014. Also, the weekend of July 30 and 31, when masses of cyclists coursed through the capital for Prudential RideLondon, saw an unprecedented 92,527 hires, beating the previous record from May this year of 89,833.
The scheme also boasts: more than 52 million journeys since its launch in July 2010; 11,500 bikes; 785 docking stations with 21,083 docking points from Camden Town in the north to Battersea in the south, and from Stratford in the east to Shepherd’s Bush in the west.