Largest UK docked e-bike hire scheme to open in Leicester – Transport Xtra
Santander Cycles Leicester will see 500 electric bikes available to hire from 50 locations across Leicester city centre. The public launch is currently planned for spring next year
The £600,000 project is being funded by a partnership made up of Leicester City Council – following the council’s successful bid to the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities fund – with sponsorship from Santander UK and additional investment from the operator, Ride On, and their delivery partner Enzen Global
Leicester City Council has announced that specialist e-bike hire provider Ride On will be providing the city’s e-bike share scheme. Known as Santander Cycles Leicester, the scheme will see 500 electric bikes available to hire from 50 locations across Leicester city centre.
This will make Santander Cycles Leicester the largest docked e-bike hire scheme in the UK.
Work is getting under way to create the docking stations where the bikes will charge up, ahead of a public launch currently planned for spring next year.