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1.1 These terms and conditions apply to your registration to, and/or use of, the cycle hire scheme provided by Transport Trading Limited ("TTL") and sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays Cycle Hire"). TTL is a subsidiary of Transport for London ("TfL"), which is a functional body of the Greater London Authority, reporting to the Mayor of London. The arrangements for your registration and use of Barclays Cycle Hire are with TTL.
1.2 If you have an enquiry or complaint, or experience a problem using Barclays Cycle Hire, please contact the Barclays Cycle Hire contact centre (the "Contact Centre"):
Telephone: 0845 026 3630 within the UK or +44 (0)20 8216 6666 from a mobile telephone or outside the UK
Barclays Cycle Hire
PO Box 1214
1.3 In these terms and conditions some words have a special meaning, which are set out below:
(a) "Additional User" is a person as defined in paragraph 6 of these terms and conditions and who is either an additional user of a Member or a Casual User (as applicable);
(b) "Barclays Cycle Hire Code of Conduct" is the code of conduct for use of Cycles and Barclays Cycle Hire as set out at www.tfl.gov.uk/barclayscyclehire from time to time;
(c) "Casual User" is a person who uses Barclays Cycle Hire on a casual basis and provides their Payment Card or enters their Payment Card details as a method of identification;
(d) "Charges" is the Access Fee(s), Key Issue Fee(s), Usage Charge(s) and any additional charges set out at paragraph 11 (Charges and payment);
(e) "Cycle" is a Barclays Cycle Hire bicycle;
(f) "Docking Point" is the equipment and mechanism at a Docking Station from which a Cycle is undocked/docked;
(g) "Docking Station" is a Cycle docking station including the Docking Points and Terminal;
(h) "Key" is the device that we provide Members as a method of identification of the Member (and their Additional Users) to allow the undocking of a Cycle and the Member to obtain information about their web account from a Terminal;
(i) "Member" is a person who has registered to use Barclays Cycle Hire by providing us with certain personal details and purchases a Key for their (and each Additional User's) use of Barclays Cycle Hire;
(j) "Release Code" is the unique code that we issue to you, as a Casual User, each time that you and your Additional Users wish to undock and use a Cycle;
(k) "Terminal" is the computer terminal located at a Docking Station which enables you to register and pay for your use of Barclays Cycle Hire;
(l) "we", "our" and "us" refers to TTL; and
(m) "you" refers to a Member or Casual User.
1.4 Our staff, contractors and agents have no authority to make individual exceptions or amendments to these terms and conditions.
1.5 In these terms and conditions we refer to various policies that we have established in connection with the operation of Barclays Cycle Hire. These policies are available on request from us.
1.6 All personal data about you and any Additional User will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which will be presented for your review and acceptance before you submit any personal information to us. Further information on how personal data is processed by us is available at www.tfl.gov.uk/privacy.
1.7 We may amend these terms and conditions, including the Charges, from time to time. In these circumstances, you may be eligible for a refund of certain Charges that you have paid us in accordance with our Refund Policy. A copy of the latest version of the terms and conditions can be obtained from www.tfl.gov.uk/terms or are available on request from us.
2.1 To register as a Member or to be a Casual User, you must:
(a) be aged 18 years or over;
(b) ensure that all data provided by you is accurate;
(c) select an Access Period;
(d) in terms of Members only, have a UK postal address that matches the billing address for the Payment Card; and
(e) agree to these terms and conditions.
2.2 We reserve the right to refuse your registration to Barclays Cycle Hire and use of a Cycle, in accordance with the provisions of our User Policy.
3 Access Period
3.1 When registering as a Member or to use Barclays Cycle Hire as a Casual User, you will be required to purchase one of the following pre-defined periods of time for which you (and up to 3 Additional Users) may use Barclays Cycle Hire (each such period being an "Access Period" and for which an Access Fee for you and each Additional User shall apply):
(a) 24 consecutive hours ("Daily");
(b) 168 consecutive hours or 7 days ("Weekly"); or
(c) in terms of Members only 8,760 consecutive hours or 365 days or 8,736 consecutive hours or 366 days in respect of a leap year ("Annual").
3.2 During the relevant Access Period, you and up to 3 Additional Users may use a Cycle.
3.3 The Access Period shall commence when:
(a) as a Member, when you (or an Additional User) first undock a Cycle from a Docking Point using a Key supplied by us to you; or
(b) as a Casual User:
- purchasing an Access Period and generating a Release Code on-line, when you first enter your Payment Card details to purchase an Access Period;
- pre-purchasing an Access Period on-line, when you first present your Payment Card at the Terminal to retrieve a Release Code(s) to undock a Cycle(s) from a Docking Point(s); or
- not pre-purchasing an Access Period on-line, when you first present your Payment Card at the Terminal to purchase an Access Period.
3.4 Your (and each Additional User's) right to use Barclays Cycle Hire shall automatically expire at the end of the relevant Access Period.
3.5 When the Access Period has expired:
(a) you (and your Additional Users) will be unable to use a Cycle; and
(b) if you are a Member, your Access Key(s) will be deactivated and your Additional Users will be unable to use the Key(s) to undock a Cycle from a Docking Point in accordance with the Key Use Policy.
4 Auto Renewal
4.1 As a Member, you may authorise us to automatically renew your Access Period, in respect of you and each Additional User for the same Daily, Weekly or Annual Access Period that you last purchased ("auto-renew").
4.2 If you selected to auto-renew, we will deduct the relevant Access Fee(s) for all active Keys issued to you, either on the date that:
(a) the Access Period ends during your or an Additional User's use of a Cycle; or
(b) you present any of your active Keys at a Docking Point to undock a Cycle following expiry of the previous Access Period.
5 Keys and Release Codes Keys
5.1 If you register as a Member, you will be required to purchase a Key for yourself and each Additional User.
5.2 Each Key issued to you:
(a) is personal to you;
(b) should only be used by you (and your Additional Users) in accordance with the Key Use Policy;
(c) must be looked after by you with reasonable care; and
(d) shall remain our property at all times.
5.3 Unless you have agreed to auto-renew, your Key(s) will automatically be deactivated once the relevant Access Period has expired. If you choose to purchase a new Access Period, we will reactivate the Key(s) at no charge and you will be able to use the relevant Key to undock a Cycle following payment of the relevant Access Fee(s) for you and each Additional User.
5.4 If you use Barclays Cycle Hire as a Casual User, you will be issued with a Release Code upon presentation of your Payment Card at the Terminal or, where the Release Code can be generated on-line, upon entering your Payment Card details each time you (or an Additional User) wish to use a Cycle. The Release Code for each Cycle shall detail the time period that you (or an Additional User) will be able to undock a Cycle from the Docking Point at the Docking Station at which the Release Code was issued. Once that time period has lapsed, you will not be able to release a Cycle using that Release Code.
6 Additional Users
6.1 When purchasing an Access Period, you may purchase an Access Period for you and up to 3 persons to use Barclays Cycle Hire during the relevant Access Period, provided that such persons are:
(a) aged 14 years or over; and
(b) authorised by you to use Barclays Cycle Hire,
(each person being an "Additional User").
6.2 You are responsible for:
(a) each Additional User and any of their actions when using a Cycle. This means that you must ensure that each Additional User complies with these terms and conditions and all other published requirements of Barclays Cycle Hire from time to time, including the Barclays Cycle Hire Code of Conduct;
(b) ensuring that each Additional User understands that we may require certain information about their use of a Cycle, in accordance with paragraph 9.2 (Your obligations) below; and
(c) all Charges incurred by each Additional User.
7 Period of Use and Usage Charges
7.1 To avoid additional Charges, Cycles should not be used for more than 24 consecutive hours by you (or an Additional User) ("Maximum Period of Use").
7.2 Using a Cycle after the expiry of the Maximum Period of Use will mean that you will be charged additional Charges, as set out in paragraph 11 (Charges and payment) below.
7.3 The Usage Charge, as set out in paragraph 11 (Charges and payment) below, shall vary according to the length of time that you (or an Additional User) have taken a Cycle from a Docking Point for use ("Period of Use"). The Period of Use for each Cycle shall commence when you (or an Additional User) undock that Cycle from a Docking Point and ends when you (or an Additional User) securely dock the Cycle at a Docking Point.
7.4 The Period of Use shall be determined using the data recorded on our systems and that data shall be proof of your (and each Additional User's) Period of Use.
7.5 A time interval, to be determined by us and as defined at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/barclays-cycle-hire-scheme-user-policy.pdf, is required between the end of one journey and the commencement of a subsequent journey in order for the subsequent journey to qualify as a separate journey and enable us to calculate the relevant Usage Charges. We reserve the right to prevent you from undocking a Cycle from a Docking Point until this time interval has expired.
7.6 Please note that you only have 90 days from the date that the relevant Charge is collected to either query the Charge or to claim a refund and any queries or claims submitted following the expiry of this period will not be processed or paid.
8 Availability Barclays Cycle Hire
8.1 We will always try to run a reliable service. Sometimes part or all of Barclays Cycle Hire will be unable to operate for reasons beyond our reasonable control. We reserve the right to change the advertised dates and hours of operation of Barclays Cycle Hire without giving you prior notice.
8.2 During certain periods, Barclays Cycle Hire may be heavily used so we cannot always guarantee to have a:
(a) Cycle available for use at the Docking Station of your (or an Additional User's) choice; or
(b) Docking Point available to dock a Cycle at the Docking Station of your (or an Additional User's) choice.
8.3 If you are unable to dock a Cycle(s) at the Docking Station of your choice due to the lack of an available Docking Point(s), you should:
(a) present your Payment Card (if you are a Casual User) or Key (if you are a Member) at the Terminal at the affected Docking Station and follow the on-screen instructions to receive information of alternative Docking Stations; and
(b) dock the Cycle(s) at one of the alternative Docking Stations suggested at the Terminal or of your choice. The Terminal will state the maximum period of time that you are allowed in order to dock the Cycle(s) at an alternative Docking Station without incurring any additional Charge.
8.4 Where we are unable to provide you with a Cycle, you may be eligible for a refund of certain Charges that you have paid us, as determined in accordance with our Refund Policy. In accordance with our Refund Policy, we will not refund any of the Charges that you have paid us for any failure or delay due to an event beyond our reasonable control.
9 Your obligations
9.1 You are personally responsible for:
(a) each Key and Release Code issued to you;
(b) each Cycle that you and each Additional User uses;
(c) all items that you and each Additional User transport on a Cycle or in the Cycle basket; and
(d) the Charges that you and each Additional User incur.
9.2 From time to time, we may require information in respect of use of a Cycle by you and any Additional User. At our request, you agree to provide:
(a) your name and address and the name and address of each Additional User; and
(b) details of each journey, including the date and time that you and each Additional User used a Cycle and route taken.
9.3 When using a Cycle, you and each Additional User:
- comply with these terms and conditions, all applicable laws and the provisions of the Barclays Cycle Hire Code of Conduct displayed at the Terminal and available at www.tfl.gov.uk/barclayscyclehire;
- observe all traffic signs and signals;
- use the Cycle reasonably, considerately and responsibly;
- take reasonable care of the Cycle;
- when returning a Cycle to a Docking Station, securely dock the Cycle at an available Docking Point to end the Period of Use and avoid theft of and damage to the Cycle;
- dock the Cycle in the same condition as it was undocked (except for fair wear and tear); and
- securely dock the Cycle at a Docking Station (as indicated by a green light);
(b) must not:
- lock or secure the Cycle to any object or property during the Period of Use;
- use a Cycle to provide or operate a courier service or other business;
- give, lend or sell the Cycle or any Key to any other person (other than an Additional User) or allow any other person (other than an Additional User) to use a Cycle or Key;
- damage, deface or vandalise the Cycle, Docking Station, Docking Point, Terminal or any of our equipment or property in any way;
- load the:
(A) Cycle basket with a load of more than 10 kilograms or any object which overhangs the basket;
(B) Cycle with a total weight of more than 115 kilograms;
(C) Cycle with more than one person at a time; or
(D) Cycle basket with any animals, children or persons;
(A) dangerous, hazardous or flammable substances; or
(B) any object that is:
1) likely to cause injury to you (or an Additional User) or injury or offence to any other person;
2) likely to cause damage to the Cycle, any other person or property; or
3) prohibited at law;
- use the Cycle for racing or stunt or trick-riding;
- dismantle or tamper with the Cycle (or in any way attempt to do so);
- add or attach accessories or trailers to the Cycle; or
- use the Cycle in an anti-social manner, i.e. a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to others.
9.4 If you (or an Additional User) experience any problem with a Cycle during the Period of Use that prevents you (or an Additional User) from continuing to use the Cycle, please contact our Contact Centre. If you (or an Additional User) experience any problem and are able to safely continue to use the Cycle and return it to a Docking Station, please report the problem to us by pressing the "fault" button at the Docking Point when you (or an Additional User) dock the Cycle.
10 Public Liability Insurance
10.1 We have arranged for the provision of public liability insurance, which insures you (and each Additional User) against liability you (or an Additional User) incur in respect of injury to a third party or accidental damage to the physical property of a third party arising from your (or an Additional User's) use of a Cycle ("Public Liability Insurance"). The Public Liability Insurance cover is limited in scope and amount and subject to various exceptions. For more information about the Public Liability Insurance see www.tfl.gov.uk/barclayscyclehire.
10.2 The cost of the Public Liability Insurance is included in the Charges. Due to the way that we have arranged the insurance, it is not possible for you (or an Additional User) to opt out of the Public Liability Insurance.
10.3 It is important to note that, where you (or an Additional User) are eligible to benefit from the Public Liability Insurance in respect of a claim by a third party, you are required to pay (subject to certain exceptions) the excess detailed at www.tfl.gov.uk/barclayscyclehire.
10.4 Whilst using a Cycle, you (and each Additional User) must comply with these terms and conditions and cycle sensibly in order to avoid any events that could create a claim under the Public Liability Insurance.
10.5 If you (or an Additional User) are involved in an accident or damage or injury is caused to someone or something whilst using a Cycle, you (or the Additional User) must:
(a) stop cycling when safe to do so; and
(b) telephone the Contact Centre:
- to notify us of the accident and any resulting damage to the Cycle; and
- for instructions as to who to contact in respect of any claim under the Public Liability Insurance.
11 Charges and payment
11.1 All of the Charges applicable to your (and each Additional User's) use of Barclays Cycle Hire are set out below:
|1. Access Fee|
|Access Period Daily||Charge for you and each Additional User to access Barclays Cycle Hire|
|2. Key Issue Fee|
|Charge per Key|
|Key Issue Fee||£3|
|3. Usage Charges|
|Duration||Charge per Cycle per journey|
|Less than 30 minutes||Free|
|Less than 60 minutes (1 hour)||£1|
|Less than 90 minutes||£4|
|Less than 120 minutes (2 hours)||£6|
|Less than 150 minutes||£10|
|Less than 180 minutes (3 hours)||£15|
|Less than 360 minutes (6 hours)||£35|
|Less than 1,440 minutes (24 hours)||£50|
|Late Return Charge||£150|
|4. Additional Charge|
|Description||Charge per Cycle|
|Damage Charge||Up to a maximum charge of £300|
|5. Billing Preferences|
|Description||Charge per statement|
|Statements by post||£1.20|
11.2 We do not accept cash or Oyster cards.
11.3 You need to provide a valid credit or debit card, which is either a VISA, Mastercard, JCB or Amex and which is accepted by us and from which we can deduct the Charges (a "Payment Card").
11.4 If you are a Member, you must ensure that the delivery address for dispatch of Key(s) is the same as the UK billing address of your Payment Card.
11.5 During the Access Period, you agree not to cancel your Payment Card without first telling us and providing an alternative Payment Card from which we can collect the Charges.
11.6 By purchasing an Access Period with a Payment Card, you agree to allow us to establish a continuous authority to collect from your account the relevant Charges for the Access Period (a "Continuous Authority"). We will only seek payment for Charges in respect of actions initiated by you (or an Additional User). Such Charges will be payable at the times specified in paragraph 11.12 below.
11.7 This Continuous Authority also applies to Members who have agreed to auto-renew.
11.8 We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions including the Charges at any time but, where practicable, will use all reasonable endeavours to provide you with prior notification of any such amendments.
11.9 You have the right to cancel this Continuous Authority at any time by contacting the Contact Centre and cancelling your registration to Barclays Cycle Hire.
11.10 We reserve the right to suspend or cancel this Continuous Authority at any time and will use all reasonable endeavours to provide Members with prior notification of such action.
11.11 You are responsible for ensuring that, in terms of Members, your Member account details and Key(s), or in terms of Casual Users, your Release Code(s) are kept secure. In accordance with our Non-Return/Damage Policy, you may be liable for further Charges resulting from your failure to keep your Member account details and Key(s) or Release Code(s) (as applicable) secure.
Payment of Charges
11.12 You will become liable for the Charges from the times set out below:
(a) the Access Fee for you (and each Additional User) shall be payable on successful completion of the registration process;
(b) the Key Issue Fee in respect of each Key that you have requested shall be payable on successful completion of the registration process;
(c) subject to paragraph 11.15 (Usage Charge Limit) below, the Usage Charge for your (and each Additional User's) use of a Cycle shall become payable either:
- in terms of Casual Users and Members, at the end of the Access Period, where you have selected a Daily or Weekly Access Period; or
- in terms of Members that selected an Annual Access Period, on the date in each calendar month that you selected during the registration process;
(d) the Late Return Charge shall become payable in accordance with the User Policy;
(e) the Non-Return Charge shall become payable in accordance with the Non-Return/Damage Policy; and
(f) Damage Charge shall become payable in accordance with the Non-Return/Damage Policy.
11.13 You may obtain a receipt for each of your (or an Additional User's) journey records from the Terminal.
11.14 The above Charges shall be deducted from your Payment Card when payment is due.
Usage Charge Limit
11.15 We have a set a limit on Charges that can accrue in any Access Period of £50 (the "Usage Charge Limit"). If you exceed the Usage Charge Limit, you may continue to use Barclays Cycle Hire, however, we shall at the moment your Usage Charge Limited is exceeded, or shortly after, deduct payment of the Charges due at that date from your Payment Card. Deduction of the Usage Charge Limit does not in any way limit or reduce your obligations to pay us the Charges for your (and each Additional User's) use of a Cycle.
Late Return Charge
11.16 We shall charge you a Late Return Charge for each Cycle that has not been docked at a Docking Point prior to the expiry of the Maximum Period of Use or Access Period (as applicable) in accordance with the User Policy. If you are liable for the Late Return Charge(s), you will not be required to pay the relevant Usage Charges for the Cycle(s).
Non-Return Charge and Damage Charge
11.17 If a Cycle is lost or stolen during the Period of Use, we may charge you the relevant sum set out in paragraph 11.1 above for each Cycle that is lost or stolen within this period ("Non-Return Charge").
11.18 If a Cycle is damaged during the Period of Use, then depending on the extent of the damage to the Cycle, we may charge you a sum up to the maximum sum set out in paragraph 11.1 above for each Cycle that is damaged within this period ("Damage Charge").
11.19 If you are liable for the Non-Return Charge or Damage Charge, you may not be required to pay the Usage Charges or Late Return Charges for the Cycle(s).
11.20 We will exercise our rights under this paragraph 11 in accordance with the Non-Return/Damage Policy.
12 Lost or stolen Payment Cards/Keys
12.1 If your Payment Card is lost or stolen during the Access Period, you must telephone and notify the Payment Card issuer and us by telephoning the Contact Centre that your Payment Card has been lost or stolen.
12.2 If you (or an Additional User) lose a Key or a Key is damaged or stolen, you must notify us by telephoning the Contact Centre. We will then arrange for your Key to be permanently deactivated to prevent any misuse of it. You may also request a replacement Key(s) to be issued. You may be required to pay an additional Key Issue Fee for each replacement Key in accordance with our Key Use Policy.
12.3 If a Key that has been issued to you is used fraudulently to obtain a Cycle, you will not be responsible to us for any Charges from the time that you have notified us to report that the Key has been lost or stolen in accordance with the Key Use Policy. You may remain responsible for any losses that we may suffer up to the time that you have reported the Key to us as being lost or stolen.
12.4 In exercising our rights under this paragraph 12, and more generally in relation to the Keys, we will apply the Key Use Policy.
13 Cancellation and amendment
13.1 If you wish to cancel or amend your: (a) registration to Barclays Cycle Hire or relevant Access Period; (b) auto-renew or Continuous Authority; or (c) payment method, Payment Card or any other personal details, you may telephone the Contact Centre.
13.2 If you are a Member with a web account, you may amend or update your registration details directly by accessing your account on-line.
13.3 If you cancel or amend your registration to Barclays Cycle Hire or an Access Period, you may be eligible for a refund as determined in accordance with our Refund Policy.
13.4 If you are a Member, you must notify us of a change of your address as soon as it is practical to do so.
Any refunds payable to you in relation to your use of Barclays Cycle Hire will be governed by our Refund Policy.
15 Exclusion and suspension
15.1 If at any time you (or an Additional User) do not comply with these terms and conditions, any applicable laws and/or Barclays Cycle Hire Code of Conduct while using a Cycle, we reserve the right to exclude or suspend you (and/or an Additional User) from using Barclays Cycle Hire in accordance with the User Policy.
15.2 Information obtained by the police regarding non-compliance with these terms and conditions, any applicable laws and/or Barclays Cycle Hire Code of Conduct while you (or an Additional User) are using a Cycle may be disclosed to us and we may use such information to exclude or suspend you (or an Additional User) from using Barclays Cycle Hire.
15.3 If you (or an Additional User) is excluded or suspended from using Barclays Cycle Hire or we have reason to believe that you (or an Additional User) have used or attempted to use a Payment Card or Key to defraud us, we may cancel your remaining Access Period without payment of any refund to you, in accordance with the User Policy.
16 Complaints and disputes
16.1 As part of our standard enquiry and complaints handling process, we will:
(a) record details of all enquiries and complaints that we receive; and
(b) consider and respond to each enquiry and complaint in accordance with our Complaints Handling Policy.
16.2 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law.
16.3 If any disputes arise between you and us and you want to take court proceedings, you must do so at a court in the United Kingdom.
17 Other information of which you need to be aware
17.1 Only you and we have rights under these terms and conditions. No other person shall have any rights under these terms and conditions.
17.2 You may not transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions to any other person.
17.3 If there is a conflict between the English version and any translation of these terms and conditions, the English version shall apply.