How to Get Your Friends Into Biking

Want to ride with friends but they don't have a bike? We are welcoming all new customers in January 2022 with 222 free minutes! Give the gift of a free ride or three and tell your best buddies to register on the nextbike app, simply enter the code Bikefit222 under ‘Vouchers’ and start the new year fresh and ready to ride with 222 free minutes. They only have until January 31st to redeem!


OVO Energy launches Green Route bike tour of ecofriendly stores

Reduce, Re-use, ReCYCLE: OVO Energy launches ‘Green Route’ bike tour of eco-friendly stores The bikes of Glasgow are today turning green today, as OVO Energy is unveiled as the new title sponsor of nextbike's bike share scheme in support of environmentally-friendly travel in the city. To celebrate the OVO Bikes and champion more sustainable travel options, the green power supplier has partnered with famous Scot and Radio 1 DJ, Arielle Free, to curate the OVO ...


Free rides as nextbike welcomes OVO Energy as new scheme sponsor in Glasgow

Free rides as nextbike welcomes OVO Energy as new scheme sponsor in Glasgow Glasgow’s popular nextbike scheme has today unveiled OVO Energy as its new sponsor in the city - with a week of free rides and the launch of a new green route of the city to celebrate. The three-year-deal will see Glasgow’s nearly 1,000 strong standard fleet of nextbikes turned green for the duration, with OVO Energy’s eye-catching branding proudly displayed on the city’s bikes - which w...


Fresh new look for Glasgow bikes this summer

Fresh new look for Glasgow’s bikes this summer Glasgow’s popular bike share scheme, operated by nextbike, is getting ready for a fresh new look this summer. To allow the refresh to take place, nextbike will be operating a temporarily reduced service from Monday July 12 - Monday July 26, while the city’s standard bikes are revamped before being put back out on the streets. And to celebrate the return of the full fleet on July 26, nextbike will be offering free rid...


26 Cycles to COP26 Challenge

26 Cycles To COP26 Challenge! With 4 months to go until COP26 comes to Glasgow, we’re working with our Partner and Principal Partner of COP26, ScottishPower to launch ‘26 cycles to COP’, giving you the chance to win a £60 nextbike credit (equal to one annual membership). To enter, read below. So, what is a COP? COP is the annual climate change conference held by the United Nations, where world leaders come together to tackle the global climate crisis. This ...


Glasgow nextbike fleet expands as city celebrates one-and-a-quarter million rentals

Glasgow nextbike fleet expands as city celebrates one-and-a-quarter million rentals One-hundred-and-sixty extra bikes and 16 additional stations are being added to Glasgow’s popular fleet of nextbikes this year as the city celebrates a milestone of 1.25 million rentals. One hundred of the new bikes will hit the streets over the next few weeks, along with 10 new stations, as the scheme expands its network across the city. The remaining 60 bikes and six stations will be added ...


11 new nextbike stations across Glasgow

 Glaswegians will now have a further excuse to take to two wheels in the city instead of four after nextbike installed 11 new ebike stations across the city - with the promise of more to follow. The new stations come on the heels of the 12 that were installed back in June last year amid a demand in the city that saw over 500,000 bike rentals alone back in 2019. The new stations contribute towards an overall target set by Glasgow City Council of 1000 bikes at 100 stations in the ci...


Operational message: Important message about our e-bikes

Dear fellow nextbiker, After a rather unusual and very busy 2020, our e-bikes in Glasgow will be taking a short, but well-deserved holiday! Therefore, between the 21st December – 3rd January, our Glasgow e-bikes will be removed for winter maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, but they will be back and better than ever. Do keep a look out in the upcoming year for some NEW electric stations heading your way... See you soon. Best,The nextbike ...


Glasgow e-bike stations are expanding

Glasgow’s nextbike e-bike fleet to expand Twenty more e-bikes will be coming to the streets of Glasgow this week as the popular nextbike bike share scheme expands. Five e-bike stations will also expand to accommodate the new e-bikes as part of the expansion, which will also see 43 additional e-bikes and 16 electric stations being added over the coming months. The e-bike fleet, which was launched last October with 63 bicycles, will eventually have 126 bikes and 37 electric st...


Glasgow Saddles Up for Free Cycle Hire Offer

How to sign up: Download the 'nextbike' app to register (available on iOS and Android). Alternatively, you can do it on the nextbike website.Choose your city. Enter your phone number to receive a text with your account pin number. Don’t forget to accept T&Cs.Select ‘Menu’ (three dashes on the upper left corner).Select ‘Activate Account’.To activate your nextbike account you must complete the ‘Profile Fields’ and ‘Unlock Options’...


Glasgow Updating Payment Details

Dear Glasgow users, This a reminder to update your payment details. To increase the security of your account, we have decided to change our payment processor. Please make sure to update your payment details before 30/07/2020 to continue using our service. You can do this by logging into your nextbike account in the app, website or hotline (020 8166 9851). Otherwise, your account will be deactivated. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at info@nextbike.co.uk, o...


Glasgow sees surge in rentals and new customers during June as city emerged from lockdown

Glaswegians took to their bikes in almost record numbers in June, bike share operator nextbike has revealed. With 32,396 rentals, the scheme saw its second highest monthly rentals on record, despite many social distancing restrictions still being in place due to Covid 19. The highest recorded figure ever was in July 2019 with 32,410, which saw just 14 more rentals being made. Three daily records were hit since launch in 2014: 1611 on June 14th, 1716 on June 18th and 1938 on June 20th. ...


12 new stations in Glasgow expansion!

Bike scheme hits one million hires as service continues to grow Glasgow’s hugely popular bike hire scheme has recorded one million hires just as a significant expansion of the service is about to go live. New stations have been installed at 12 points across the city taking the number of hire points spread across Glasgow to 79. As part of the expansion an additional 60 bikes are hitting the streets this week, with a further 60 due to arrive in the autumn, taking the total number o...


Thousands of free Glasgow nextbike memberships and e-bike rides for NHS staff

Updated: 29/05/2020 With support from Glasgow City Council and Scottish Power we are offering 1,000 additional free one-month memberships in 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.essentialworkers@gmail.com and we’ll send you a voucher code.Stay safe,Updated: 30/04/2020 With support from Glasgow City Council and Scottish Power we are offering 1,000 additional ...


We are extending our offer to all designated key workers in Glasgow

Following the success of our NHS offer, we are happy to announce that we are extending our initial offer of 1,000 1 month free memberships to all designated key workers in Glasgow: If you are a member of the NHS in Glasgow click here to redeem your membership. If you are an essential worker, send us an email to nextbike.essentialworkers@gmail.com to get access to a free monthly membership. Stay safe,


Glasgow expansion!

Glasgow’s popular bike share scheme will get 120 new bikes and 12 additional stations to encourage the city’s community to travel more sustainably across the city, operator nextbike has revealed. nextbike will be adding 12 stations to Glasgow’s streets this year - allowing users access to 79 stations across the city. Six will be placed in Low Emission Zones in March 2020 thanks to funding from Glasgow City Council, with the remaining six - funded by nextbike - to be instal...


CitizenM gives a greener way to explore

Leading bike share firm nextbike has partnered with international hotel group citizenM to offer guests the opportunity to tour Glasgow in a greener way. Guests at citizenM’s Glasgow hotel, can now get reduced-rate access to nextbike’s fleet of 650 SMARTbikes thanks to the partnership, allowing them to explore the city on two wheels. The hotel’s guests can also see nextbike’s bike locations through the citizenM app, available to download for free via the App Stor...


Operational Message - New Year

Dear nextbiker,Everyone looks forward to a few days of rest over the festive period - andour e-bikes are no exception. We'll be bringing them in out of the cold onDecember 24. But don't worry, they'll be back on the streets raring to goon January 4. Our standard bikes will still be available to use for thewhole of the festive period.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact customerservice at info@nextbike.com or (0) 020 8166 9851.Have a great week!


nextbike joins subway’s Upper Circle

Leading bike share provider nextbike is making sustainable travel in Glasgow more affordable than ever as it joins up to Glasgow Subway’s Smartcard loyalty scheme, The Upper Circle.  Subway Smartcard holders, who are also members of The Upper Circle, will now be able to purchase a discounted annual nextbike membership at the price of just £40, instead of scheme’s normal £60 membership. nextbike, which recently launched 63 e-bikes onto the streets of Glasgow...


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 ...


Happy Easter 2020!

Happy Easter nextbikers!Enjoy 2 hours free cycling from April 19th 2020 - April 22nd 2020with 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...



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...


Sytsem Update

Please note that due to technical issues the bikes in Glasgow will be offline until 9:00am on Saturday, 16th September. Apologies for the inconvenience.