Boris Bikes now available through app

bike cycling Transport for London has launched a new app so you can hire a Boris Bike - now sponsored by Santander, so expect people to be desperately trying to convince you that you should start calling them Santander Cycles - without mucking about with those docking stations.

Through the app, you register your bank card and you'll be able to get a release code delivered to your phone.

Obviously, a simple app that just gives you what you need is out of the question, because app-developers need to offer you loads of things so they can justify their wages. Well, this app will let you also see up-to-the minute info about which docking stations have cycles and spaces available, which is cool. You'll also be able to plan your journey on a map and get notifications about the cost of your hire period and all that.

"The new Santander Cycles app will make finding and hiring a bike in our great Capital city even more of a doddle," said Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. "The app is packed full of handy new features and is part and parcel of our plans to take the cycle hire scheme to the next level and encourage more people on to two wheels."

Of course, the Santander Cycles app is available on Android and iOS smartphones and is a free download. For those who don't live in London, just buy a normal bike and forget all this nonsense.

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