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First public e-bike scheme in Wales launched in Penarth

Wales' first public electric bike share scheme has launched in Penarth. A fleet of 50 e-bikes and five stations were launched, by global bike share operator nextbike, with funding from the Vale of Glamorgan Council who received numerous requests from the public to introduce its own scheme. This was based on the success of the nextbike cycle hire scheme in Cardiff; in just two years the Cardiff e-bike scheme has clocked up more than 892,525 rentals. E-bikes are similar to normal bi...


Extending free memberships for Cardiff NHS and key workers

Updated: 30/06/2020 With support from Cardiff University, we are extending the original 500 free one-month memberships to all the essential workers and the NHS in Cardiff during the month of July to keep you moving. If you are a member of the NHS in Cardiff click here to redeem your membership.If you are an essential worker or you want to renew your membership for another month once your initial membership expires, email us at  nextbike.essential.cardiff@gmail.com &...


Free cycling memberships up for grabs for Cardiff key workers

Updated: 29/05/2020 With support from Cardiff University, we are extending the original 500 free one-month memberships to all the essential workers and the NHS in Cardiff during the month of June to keep you moving. If you want to renew your membership for another month once your initial membership expires, please email us at nextbike.essential.cardiff@gmail.com and we’ll send you a voucher code.Ride safe, Original: 05/05/2020Note: If you are a member of the N...


Vandals Trash Bikes Earmarked For Cardiff Key Workers

The boss of Cardiff bike share operator nextbike today slammed vandals who have gone on a wrecking spree in the city, putting vital bikes out of action which were designed to help frontline NHS and essential workers get to work during the pandemic.Nextbike had joined forces with Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University to fund a scheme which enabled NHS workers and those offering essential support during the onslaught of coronavirus to use the bikes for free.Yet mindless vandals ha...


An important message from nextbike UK about COVID-19

(See English, below) Annwyl nextbiker, Rydym yn gwybod bod llawer o ansicrwydd yn bodoli o amgylch y coronafeirws (COVID-19) a'r effaith a gaiff yn y DU, yn ogystal â'r effaith y mae'n ei chael ar weddill y byd. Yma yn nextbike UK, rydym yn gweithio'n galed y tu ôl i'r llenni i edrych ar wahanol sefyllfaoedd i ddeall a pharatoi ar gyfer yr effaith bosibl y gallai ei chael ar ein gweithwyr, ein cwsmeriaid, ein cymunedau a'n cynlluniau. Ar ôl adolygu holl gyngor ie...



Leading bike share firm nextbike is encouraging its customers to get moving and embrace the outdoors this month as a way of keeping healthy and active during the winter. nextbike’s #optnextbike campaign is an initiative to get Cardiff’s residents reaping the benefits of spending time in the great outdoors and incorporating activity into their daily lives. In conjunction with the scheme, the firm is offering one 2-hours free cycling voucher to each customer who photographs t...


Operations Notice: Reopening Santander Cycles MK scheme

We’re pleased to announce that our new scheme is now live, and our upgraded fleet of new bikes and docking stations are available for you to use around Milton Keynes! Making your cycling experience top-notch is our utmost priority, so read on to find out more about what’s changed and to receive a voucher for your next rental. Here’s some important information about our new scheme:We've moved some docking stations and added new stations - check out the new m...


nextbike keeps Uxbridge on its bike with new service provider

Leading bike share provider nextbike has partnered with a cycling charity in Uxbridge to keep its Santander Cycles Brunel University London scheme moving. Bikewise, will maintain and distribute the fleet of bicycles at the Brunel University London campus and for people in the wider community. The scheme, which was launched in March this year, has 50 bikes that will be serviced by Bikewise’s experienced team. nextbike UK managing director Krysia Solheim said the new local ser...


Autumn Campaign - 1 Membership, 3 Deals

To kick-start the Autumn, nextbike has teamed up with Brompton Bike Hire and Enterprise Car Club to bring their active members this amazing campaign. Make sure to contact nextbikeuk@nextbike.co.uk quoting the "Autumn Campaign" to benefit from the following offers*:  Brompton Bike Hire: Get a 80% OFF membershipEnterprise Car Club: Get a 50% OFF membership + £10 free driving creditnextbike: Get a 50% OFF membership For more information and Te...


Stirling schools bike share scheme is 'UK first'

A school bike share scheme - claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK - has been launched in Stirling Its backers hope giving teenagers easy access to a free public bike scheme will "instil active travel habits".The project will involve 10 bikes stationed at each of three schools, with access to a further 160 stationed elsewhere in Stirling.Operator nextbike has dropped its normal policy that only over-18s can take out membership.Membership of the scheme will be free for pupils for the...


nextbike’s new collaboration supports road safety

Leading bike share provider nextbike will donate a quarter of its annual and monthly memberships purchased during Road Safety Week 2019 (18-24 November) to its newest collaborator Brake, the road safety charity. The campaign will support road safety charity Brake in its efforts to promote safe cycling and support road crash victims across the UK. Each annual membership at £40 will see a £10 donation go to the charity, as well as a £2 donation for nextbike’s &pou...


nextbike keeps Swansea cycling with new service provider

Leading bike share provider nextbike has announced a new partnership with an award-winning Wales-based cycling charity for its Swansea Santander Cycles scheme.BikeAbility Wales, which provides cycling opportunities for people of all abilities in the Swansea region, will maintain and distribute the fleet of bicycles at the Swansea University campus and for people in the wider community. The Santander Cycles scheme was launched by Swansea University in July last year following victory in the ...


nextbike’s Cardiff Scheme Praised in Parliament

Cardiff’s nextbike scheme has been championed in Parliament as a success story of how cycling projects should work, with the city’s ‘nextbike on prescription’ given special mention. A bill presented by Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner asked the Government to consider giving powers to local authorities for the regulation dockless bike share schemes, and he highlighted nextbike’s scheme in the Welsh capital as an example to be followed across the country. nextbi...


Cardiff - We need you

Cardiff - We need you! You’ll have seen an increase in vandalism over the past few months with bikes being stolen or severely damaged. We are now asking the nextbike Cardiff community to come together and be vigilant when it comes to the safety and security of themselves and our scheme.Bikes which aren’t returned properly to docking stations are easy targets for vandals and the costs of getting them back into the system are significant. This means they aren’t ava...


Happy Easter!

Happy Easter nextbikers!Enjoy 2 hours free cycling from April 19th - 22nd with the code: 166016 This code is valid for 120 minutes of cycling for up to 20 hours after redeeming. One per person.


Six new nextbike stations added to Cardiff scheme as city gears up for larger expansion later this year

Cardiff’s leading bike share firm is adding to its 55 stations this week after impressive engagement from Cardiffian users. nextbike, which celebrates its one year anniversary in the capital this May, has begun its expansion by adding six stations to Cardiff, allowing users access to 1,000 bikes and 100 stations when the planned expansion is complete. The scheme’s expansion has developed from community engagement both on and offline, with Cardiffian nextbikers clocking up o...


nextbike bids a fond farewell to Bath

Leading bike share provider nextbike will cease operating in Bath now that its five-year contract has ended. The bike share scheme launched in conjunction with Bath & North East Somerset Council in 2014 and was nextbike’s first fleet of bikes in the UK. nextbike MD, Krysia Solheim, said they would be sorry to leave but would be excited to see what the future holds for bike share in Bath. “As our first UK scheme in 2014, Bath will always have a special place in our ...


Bike share trial starts in Wolverhampton

The first of 5,000 nextbikes will arrive on the City of Wolverhampton’s streets today (FRIDAY FEB 1) as the region’s first bike share scheme pilot gets underway. Twenty-five bikes and five stations will be launched in Wolverhampton as part of a trial ahead of a full launch in the West Midlands later this year. West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, will be among the first to try out the bikes, along with volunteers who signed up to trial the landmark scheme. Five-thousand b...


nextbike raises funds for UK charities

Four charities will get a slice of the pie this month after nextbikers across the UK raised almost £900 through the bike share firm’s annual charity campaign. In the run up to Christmas, nextbike halved the price of its annual subscription to just £30. And for every subscription sold, £15 was then donated to the charity of the customer’s choice. The organisation was chosen through public vote for the second year in a row as part of the firm’s festive...


nextbike encourages its customers to Opt Outside this January

Leading bike share firm nextbike is encouraging its customers to get moving and ‘Opt Outside’ this month as a way of keeping healthy and active during the winter months. nextbike’s #OptOutside campaign is an initiative to customers reaping the benefits of spending time in the great outdoors and incorporating activity into their daily lives. To encourage customers to embrace the cooler temperatures, nextbike is offering discounted annual memberships for just £40 ...


AdBike - Advertise your business with nextbike

  More and more organisations are now seeing the benefits of advertising their business with our AdBike product. Run advertising campaigns on the most appealing advertising medium in the world. What are the benefits to your company? Just to name a few… Collect countless leads in the  streets every day and around the clock.Reach the nextbike users directly: a particularly mobile and wealthy target group.Benefit from the positive image of bike sharing and place your...


nextbike Survey

As part of our New Year resolution we would like to know more about yourself.Complete the survey and get a 2-hours free voucher code!


Charity campaign

1) Sign Up as a nextbike customer2) Select a code to get an annual subscription for the halved price of £30, and we will donate £15 of it to either: ARC - Anna's Rescue Centre - 9874982 Wish Upon A Star - 742074Action on Hearing Loss Scotland - 838183Maggie's Cardiff -107810 Available throughout December only!Note: It is not possible to cancel your current subscription to take part in this initiative.


Collaboration is key for Cardiff bike share success

An in-depth review into Cardiff’s bike share scheme has praised the collaboration between partners, as well as the people of Cardiff and the city itself, for its record-breaking success. With over 150,000 rentals since its launch in March, the scheme is nextbike’s most successful UK launch to date. Due to rising popularity, the firm recently announced that the Cardiff fleet will be increased to 1,000 bikes in 2019. So, in a city where previous bike share schemes had failed,...


Cardiff nextbike scheme set to double in 2019

 Cardiff’s popular bike share scheme is set to double next year with an additional 500 bikes, operator nextbike has confirmed. The expansion will see an extra 65 docking stations added to the existing city-wide network, with up to 10 additional jobs being created to service the extended fleet. And nextbike bosses revealed ambitions to introduce accessibility bikes to the scheme as part of the expansion to improve access for people with disabilities. If successful, it would b...


Glasgow gets ready for an eBike revolution

Glasgow gets ready for an eBike revolutionAndy Walker03 October 2018 Glasgow City Council has pledged to match a near-£180,000 funding award from Transport Scotland to help kick start the city’s eBike revolution. The cash grant from Transport Scotland will ensure that 63 electrically-assisted eBikes can now be introduced into Glasgow as part of the city’s increasingly popular nextbike hire bike scheme. To ensure that essential infrastructure is in place to allow ...


Another 27 Nextbike locations have been announced for Cardiff

The bike-sharing scheme has been hugely popular since the first bikes were installed earlier this yearCardiff's popular bike-sharing scheme is expanding again with 27 new locations announced. It means the scheme is more than doubling in size. Currently there are 25 stations, which is increasing to 52 on September 3. New docking stations will be installed in Llandaff, Grangetown, Heath, and Ely, as well as several around Cardiff University. A new station will also be created at the Wales Mil...


Cycle to CCS with nextbike

New nextbike station and free cycling to encourage City fans to opt for two wheels… Cardiff City fans are being encouraged to pick up a nextbike and beat the traffic for the Club’s first home game of the Premier League season this Saturday.   The world’s most extensive bike share provider, nextbike, has partnered with the Bluebirds to offer loyal Season Ticket Holders the chance to ride to home matches for free until the end of October.   Scores of Bluebird...



Forget the latest UK winner of the Tour de France – Glasgow has its own biking champion.   As the United Kingdom celebrated Geraint Thomas’ triumphant Tour de France win last week, nextbike, the world’s most extensive bike-share operator, marked its half a millionth journey in Glasgow.   An incredible 1,125,000km have been clocked up on the nextbike Glasgow fleet since its launch in 2014 – the equivalent of cycling 28 times around the equator.   The 5...


You can now rent a 'Boris bike' in Guildford from the University of Surrey

The bike-sharing scheme could be rolled out to the rest of the town.   Guildford’s first ‘Boris bikes’ are now available at the University of Surrey for people to rent and use.   You can rent a bike from the university campus, travel with it and use it for however long you want (as long as you pay for the time), and return it to a bike rack at the university.   The bike-share scheme operated by nextbikes charges pay-as-you-go rider...


Swansea University Launches Region’s First Community Bikeshare Scheme

Swansea University staff, students, local businesses and members of the community have joined Vice-Chancellor Richard B Davies and Santander Universities UK Director Matt Hutnell to officially launch the start of a brand new bikesharing scheme for the city.   Swansea now joins London and Milton Keynes, with Brunel soon to follow, to become one of four Santander backed bikeshare schemes. Santander Cycles Swansea was made possible following Swansea University’s fantastic win in the S...


First wave of nextbikes arrive in Cardiff

  First wave of nextbikes arrive in Cardiff   The world’s most extensive bikeshare operator - nextbike - has arrived in Cardiff with the first installation of five docking stations and 50 bicycles which will go live on March 26th.   The media will have the opportunity to ride the bicycles for the first time at an event at County Hall on March 26th at 11am.   The full launch of the scheme will take place in May when 25 stations and 250 bikes will be installed. Thi...


nextbike revealed as West Midlands bikeshare operator

nextbike revealed as West Midlands bikeshare operator   The world’s most extensive bike-share operator, nextbike, is bringing 5,000 bicycles to the West Midlands after being chosen to operate the UK’s largest docked bike-share scheme outside of London.   Transport for West Midlands announced the news today (Tuesday March 20) alongside West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and the West Midlands Combined Authority. The landmark scheme will bring 50 jobs to the region, with post...