oBike London's first dockless hire bike scheme launches Anybody seen any of these yet? I was reading about it yesterday - they're a rival to Santander cycles and from a Singaporean company. Then by chance I saw a bunch of these cycles along the Fulham Road on my way back from work yesterday. There's quite a few dotted around parts of central/East London too. Could be useful for places where there's no Santander cycles yet and it saves the hassle of locating a docking station? You just need to leave in a public bike parking area. It costs £0.50/30min so potentially cheaper too than Santander too (which comes with a minimum £2/day access fee). You do need to pay a refunable £49 deposit (reduced to £29 currently). The guardian reviewer said she preferred the Santander riding experience overall but perhaps it would still appeal to some as a more accessible/cheaper alternative to the Santander cycles?