If you’ve been looking forward to using Leicester’s new e-bike scheme, you can from today – Wednesday 14 April.

A discounted trial offer is now available for a limited period and includes a reduction in the cost of scheme membership, as well as discounted usage rates for each journey taken. The scheme will launch in full in June.

Santander Cycles Leicester will eventually see 500 electric bikes available to hire from 50 locations across Leicester city centre, which will actually make it the largest docked e-bike scheme in the UK.

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There has been a pilot scheme running since January giving access to the bikes for key workers, and following the success of this members of the public can now register.

To access the scheme, you must register online, choose your plan and then use your smartphone to unlock a bike and start riding. Day passes and membership fares will be available to help people make the most of their journeys in the city.

During this trial phase it costs just £1.20 for a 30-day plan, with hire rates starting from 60p for the first 30 minutes.

Docking stations are available now at sites including Gallowtree Gate, De Montfort University, Dock and Leicester Railway Station.

To register for the scheme and begin riding visit www.rideonleicester.com.

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