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Milton Keynes launches new Santander Cycles MK Scheme

Date Posted:17/06/2016

Santander Cycles MKToday, the new Santander Cycles MK bike hire scheme has official launched.  You can now register and then hire via plus the website gives more information on the scheme and locations of the docking stations.

Since Santander Cycles MK was announced in December last year, Santander and nextbike have been busy refining the details of the scheme, designing the look and feel of the 300 cycles, and finalising locations for the initial 40 docking stations across residential, business and leisure areas in Milton Keynes.  There are more docking stations planned over the next six months.

The scheme will utilise the city-wide ‘Redway’ network; a 169.3 mile network of shared use paths for cyclists and pedestrians. Surfaced with red tarmac, the network ensures cyclists can avoid using roads to undertake most journeys.

Santander Cycles MK is the result of months of collaboration between Milton Keynes Council, Milton Keynes City Centre Management, nextbike and Santander.  Santander has a long association with the local area, as a major employer and with Head Office sites located in the city.

The nextbike Smartbikes allow cyclists to hire the bikes via a specially designed app, on their phone, with membership cards or via the cycle itself.