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Claim your free Santander Cycles E-bike membership


DMU is partnering with Leicester City Council and Santander to support their Santander Cycles Leicester E-bike hire scheme, originally launched earlier this year to provide local residents and tourists a quick, easy and healthy way to get around the city.

As part of this partnership, we have a limited number of free memberships to the scheme for DMU students and staff, on a first come first served basis. 

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Photo: Santander Cycles Leicester

This scheme demonstrates our commitment to making Leicester a smarter city and an environmentally sustainable landmark, as well as supporting the university in achieving more lower carbon travel as part of our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Once you have signed up (and have been accepted) for your free Annual Membership, you will also be able to use the E-Bikes at a discounted usage rate:

 Unlock Fee  Free
 First 20 Minutes  £0.60
 Additional 20 Minutes (up to 2 hours)  £1.20
 Over 2 Hours (every 20 minutes)  £3.60


DMU will also be working with Leicester City Council to provide some fun guided bike rides around the city, as well as some tutorials on how to use the bikes and travel tips, so keep your eye out for these!

All you have to do to claim your free Annual Membership is email with BIKE22 in the subject line and you will receive a promotional code to use when registering online.

Memberships are restricted but we’re giving you some extra time to get your email in by extending our application deadline to Wednesday 19 January.

You can then use a smartphone to unlock a bike and start riding! 

Head over to the Sustainable DMU TikTok page to check out the E-bikes in action. 

To find out more information about the E-Bikes scheme, click here.

Posted on Tuesday 11th January 2022

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