Coming soon


We’re really proud and excited to announce the upcoming launch of Santander Cycles Leicester e-bikes, the newest and largest docked e-bike scheme in the UK!

As a key part of Leicester City Council’s investment in and commitment to cycling, our e-bike scheme is an affordable way to get around the city easily and safely.  This is particularly important now, as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact how we need to work, travel and meet others.

The scheme will be operated by Ride On. We also run e-bike share schemes in Dundee and Miami. Once officially launched in Spring 2021, Santander Cycles Leicester will feature 500 e-bikes at 50 docking stations placed in key locations within the city centre.

The scheme is being rolled out gradually, so although you will see docks and e-bikes at some stations from November 2020, this will be to support a pilot testing phase only.

However, if you are keen to try the scheme, make sure you sign up for our newsletter. This will keep you up to date with details of the rollout, and you will also be able to sign up to be an early user when we are able to open the scheme to more people.

Press Release: Ride On announced as partner in Leicester’s new e-bike scheme

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How it works

To use Santander Cycles Leicester, it’s as simple as 1,2,3. Just register, tap and go!

Once launched you’ll be able to register to use the scheme on our app or website and choose from a range of membership or daily access plans. Once you are a member you’ll only pay for the time you use (trips or bookings).

app registration screen

1. Create an account

Create your user account. Please remember that you only have to register once.


2. Choose your plan

To start using the service, you will need to have an active plan linked to your account. You may choose a long-term membership (monthly or annual) or a day-pass (1, 2 or 3-days pass).

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3.That’s it!

You now have everything you need to start your trip. Enjoy the experience!