Free Bikes for Stirling Residents through Bike Share

FREE BIKE INITIATIVE EXTENDED UNTIL LATE AUTUMN An initiative offering Stirling residents free access to bikes has been extended until late autumn thanks to funding from Paths for All’s Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Local Authority Fund. In June, Forth Environment Link and Cycling Scotland announced that Stirling’s nextbike scheme would be free to locals until the middle of September thanks to £30,000 in funding from Transport Scot...


Cycle scheme is extended after 'phenomenal' response

Almost 10,200 rentals were made during August, according to officials - the highest monthly total the scheme has seen since it was launched by bike share operator nextbike UK in 2016. Krysia Solheim, nextbike UK managing director, said: “We had already seen a tremendous uptake of the free rides scheme in July, so to see that strengthened during August to make it our best month ever is phenomenal. "It hopefully shows that the people of Milton Keynes are keen to turn these positive...


Swansea Re-opening

 Bydd beicwyr yn Abertawe yn ôl ar y cyfrwy o 1af Gorffennaf yn dilyn penderfyniad i ailagor cynllun rhannu beiciau poblogaidd y Brifysgol. Wedi’i gynnal gan nextbike  mewn cydweithrediad â Santander a Phrifysgol Abertawe cafodd y cynllun beiciau, sydd â thros 70 o feiciau, ei gau ym mis Mawrth o ganlyniad i bandemig Coronafeirws. Bydd ailagor y cynllun yn cyd-fynd ag ailagor canol dinas Abertawe yn raddol meddai rheolwyr ym maes twristiaeth. Lans...


Santander bike share scheme to reopen next Monday - with free rides in Milton Keynes

Note about this special program:If you have already purchased a membership, your initial 30 minutes will be free under your membership. The following 30 minutes will then be free under this new scheme. Rides over 60 minutes will be charged at the normal membership rate of £0.50 per 30 minutes.  If you are a Pay As You Ride user, then your initial 30 minutes will be free under this new scheme. Rides over 30 minutes will be charged at the normal PAYR rate of £1 per 30 minutes...


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...


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 ...


An important message from nextbike

Update: 14/04/2020 Click here for more information about Memberships for the NHS & essential workers.Recommendations and cleaning measures.   Update: 18/03/2020 Dear nextbiker, We know there’s lots of uncertainty out there around coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having in the UK, as well the rest of the world. Here at nextbike UK, we’re working hard behind the scenes to understand and prepare for the potential effect it could have on ...


Free bike hire for Hillingdon's NHS workers

Updated: 29/05/2020 Thanks to the support from our partners we are extending our original offer an additional month (end of June) to keep you moving. Ride safe. Updated: 01/05/2020 Thanks to the support from our partners we are extending our original offer an additional month to keep you moving. Stay safe. Original post: 06/04/2020  Bike share pioneers nextbike today joined forces to offer 100 free memberships to NHS staff at Hillingdon Hospital as th...


Free bike hire for Forth Valley's Key Workers

 Updated: 01/05/2020 Thanks to the support from our partners we are extending our original offer an additional month to keep you moving. Stay safe.  Original post: 02/04/2020 Forth Environment Link and Recyke-a-Bike have joined forces with Cycling Scotland to make the region’s two bike share schemes, nextbike and Forth Bike, free to key workers during April. 100 free memberships are being made availab...


ScottishPower revealed as sponsor for first fleet of e-bikes

ScottishPower will sponsor nextbike’s first fleet of e-bikes in Glasgow as part of its Zero Carbon Communities (ZCC) campaign to help support communities to deliver on climate change. The fleet of 63 bikes and 21 stations was launched by nextbike in the city last year. More than 6,600 journeys have already been made on the city’s e-bikes in their first four months and the new ScottishPower sponsorship will help to raise the scheme’s profile and increase use. Based on ...


Embrace the outdoors

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 [x]’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 thems...


Penarth to get first public e-bike share scheme in Wales

The Vale Council has set aside funding to pilot the first fully electric bike share scheme in Wales. Following the success of the nextbike cycle hire scheme in Cardiff, which has recorded more than 548,000 rentals since its launch in 2018, the Vale Council has received requests for a similar system. In response to these requests, as well as in recognition of the potential benefits to the community and environment, nextbike, the UK’s leading bike share scheme provider, will implem...



Milton Keynes residents are set to benefit from more than 40,000* hours of free cycling to celebrate the relaunch of the town’s popular Santander Cycles MK scheme by leading bike share provider nextbike. A fleet of 500 new bikes will be launched across Milton Keynes as part of a revamp of the scheme. Approximately 300 bikes will be available by the end of November, with the remaining 200 bikes expected to be in place by early next year. In addition, a further six new docking stations ...


The festive season is for (bike) sharing

Leading bike share firm nextbike is enlisting the people of the UK to decide which charity should receive its annual festive donation. As the holidays are a time for giving, nextbike will be donating half of its £10 monthly membership from every subscription purchased during this period as part of its nextbike For Charity campaign.  nextbike now wants members  of the public to nominate their favourite local charity by November 24 to make the charities eligible for a financial donation...


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’s top tips on embracing the winter this year

With nights drawing in, nextbike is encouraging its customers to embrace the change in weather by offering its top tips for staying safe while travelling to work, school or home during the winter months. Winter can deter people from outdoor activities, however nextbike UK MD Krysia Solheim, said she truly believes that cycling can be an all-weather activity and that customers can still enjoy themselves in the colder temperatures. “Although the weather is cooler, the huge health b...


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 provides ‘Bikes For All’ as scheme celebrates community

Leading bike share provider nextbike will be celebrating getting the community on its bike in Glasgow this weekend with the ‘Bikes For All’ social inclusion scheme.The event, which takes place in Glasgow on June 29 at Bike For Good’s community hub in Haugh Road, will showcase a variety of free activities to encourage the community to get pedalling, including live music, nextbike trials and signups for locals to enjoy and get involved in.Bikes For All is a Glasgow-centric partne...


nextbike calls for Glasgow cyclists to donate bike inner tubes for Malawian charity partnership

A leading bike share firm is calling for help from Glasgow’s cycling community as it introduces a new partnership with an upcycling charity in Malawi. nextbike, which last month announced the addition of seven new stations in Glasgow in the upcoming year, will be supporting Cycle of Good, a social enterprise based in Chilomoni Township, Malawi with a plea for donations of bicycle wheel inner tubes. These will then provide materials to create upcycled products which are then sold to su...


On your bike for a bargain! Stirling to receive new nextbike initiative to support local shoppers

Leading bike share firm nextbike is launching a UK-first in Stirling this week as it rewards people for using pedal power to support local shopping in the city. nextbike’s Shop Local campaign will give people free cycling as an incentive for opting for a sustainable form of travel while supporting local vendors. The Stirling nextbike scheme, which has clocked up over 150,000km since its launch in 2014, is the first to receive the initiative in the UK. The campaign consists o...


nextbike Cardiff celebrates its first anniversary

Leading bike share firm nextbike celebrated its first anniversary in Cardiff last week (May 24) after an impressive year in the capital.  With over 360,000 bikes rented and 575,000 km cycled across the city, nextbike Cardiff is one of the most successful schemes in the UK. The scheme has over 46,000 customers who use it regularly for daily commutes, as a leisure activity and to improve health. It is set to double this summer with 500 additional bikes and 38 new stations. Krys...


This is where dozens of new nextbike stations will be in Cardiff

Another 500 bikes will also be coming to the capital Nextbike have announced where dozens of new docking stations will be placed in Cardiff .The bike scheme is adding 38 new stations to the capital this year and is bringing 500 extra bikes.The company, which is celebrating its first anniversary in Cardiff, said the plans are to keep up with growing demand. Now a common sight in the city centre, the new stations will also expand the network further out across Cardiff - includi...


Cardiff doctors to prescribe free bike hire to patients

Bike hire will be available for free on prescription, as part of a new pilot scheme at GP surgeries. Cardiff and Vale health board said, as of Wednesday, GPs at two practices in the capital could refer patients. Doctors can prescribe six months of nextbike membership for people who need to do more exercise or lose weight. Public health consultant Dr Tom Porter said it was "one of the easiest ways to reduce your risk of ill health while building your cardiovascular fitness". T...


New month, new tariff

Good news, nextbikers!  Cycling is set to become more accessible.  To celebrate, nextbike is reducing its new monthly tariff to £5 during May!Note: After the first month, the monthly membership will be automatically renewed and charged £10.  Click here for our 'How to get a subscription' tutorial


Cardiffian to take part in charity race on nextbike

A Cardiff nextbiker is using the city’s bike share scheme to pedal his way to pounds for a Welsh charity this weekend. University student, Ieuan Davies, who uses nextbikes daily as part of his regular commute, is embarking on a ride to raise funds for homelessness charity, Llamau. Ieuan, a 25-year-old PhD student at Cardiff University, is undertaking in the Carten 100 event on Saturday (April 27), which will see him ride 100 miles from Cardiff to Tenby and back in a day. &ld...


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...



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...


Our Halloween #spokymorphs


1000 Rides.. Including Loch Lomond!

Our Glasgow scheme has got off to a fantastic start with well over 1,000 rentals in the first week! It's been great to watch so many people registering and using the system, for all sorts of reasons - from business trips, to leisurely rides. Our Facebook and Twitter accounts have been very busy with lots of people giving us feedback and letting us know where they have been on their nextbike. The highlight for us was a photo sent from a couple of riders who pedalled to Loch Lomond and back - a...


Glasgow Scheme Launch -24th June

We are pleased to confirm that nextbike Glasgow will go live on 24th June. Until then you will see our stations popping up all over city. Check out the station map to see where your nearest nextbike will be. And remember, sign up before the 30th June to claim your 50% discount saving £30.