Yesterday I tried hiring 2 bikes for a short trip. I managed to print out two release code tickets, and we released the first bike before discovering that the release keypads on the remaining stations with bikes had all been vandalised, with the button contacts scratched out. My friend walked with her bike with me to a nearby station, and I printed another release code there and got my bike. All fine.
For the way back, we attempted to get two bikes again. The first release code printed okay, but when trying to print the second, the terminal said “error processing your request” when inserting my card to check if there was an existing booking associated with it. I tried several times, then at two nearby bike stations, and got the same message each time. We ended up walking back.
Where did I go wrong? I have a funny feeling that getting the bikes from different stations on the outward journey confused things a bit.