OVO is on a mission to zero carbon. Our next step? We're launching OVO Bikes in Glasgow – bringing pedal power to the people. So you can start your journey towards easier, greener living. 


Select your location below and come ride with us!


Free Ride Fridays are here

You can enjoy unlimited free rides up to 30 minutes long on standard OVO Bikes (except e-bikes1), every Friday from now till the end of the year. It’s our way of celebrating greener travel – and getting you out and about on two wheels. You can hop on and off different bikes all day – just return your bike to an official station before half an hour is up to ride again for free. Want to keep riding without stopping? It’s only £1 for every additional 30 minutes.

Want those free rides? Sign up for a nextbike account

OVO Bikes are powered by nextbike – so you’ll need an active nextbike account to claim your rides. Register in seconds at ovobikes.co.uk or on the nextbike app. For all the details, check our terms and conditions below2.

Already have a nextbike membership?

That means on Fridays, we’re giving you unlimited 60-minute rides on standard bikes. Nice one!

Find out more on The OVO Blog.

Get your free OVO Bikes Green Route map

OVO Bikes are a great way to commute or to explore the city. We’ve curated the OVO Bikes Green Route, to help you discover some local sustainable businesses – from zero waste stores, to delightful vintage shops. The shops will be an easy spot, as each one will be awarded with an OVO green plaque displaying their prestigious status.   


Download the maps here:




About OVO Energy


We launched over a decade ago with one clear mission – to make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Since then we’ve taken on over 1 million members, planted nearly 2 million trees, and put cutting carbon at the top of our to-do lists.

That’s why we offer 100% renewable electricity as standard3. And we plant one carbon-busting tree for every member, every year you’re with us4.


But we know the journey to net zero carbon doesn’t stop there. There’s loads we can do to cut our carbon footprints, like rethinking the way we travel. So we’ve brought OVO Bikes to Glasgow. 


3 The renewable electricity we sell is backed by renewable certificates (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates (REGOs)). See here for details on Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates and how these work. A proportion of the electricity we sell is also purchased directly from renewable generators in the UK.

4 Each year, OVO plants 1 tree for every member in partnership with the Woodland Trust. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, so tree-planting helps to slow down climate change.



1 This free rides offer does not apply to e-bikes:

  • Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan e-bikes are £1 for 30 mins for nextbike members and £2 for 30 mins for Pay As You Ride.
  • Glasgow e-bikes are £2 for 20 mins for everyone.


2 How to register for OVO Bikes

  • Download the latest version of the nextbike app to register and access the newest features (available on iOS and Android). Alternatively, you can register on our website: ovobikes.co.uk – don’t forget to accept the terms and conditions.
  • Once registered, select Activate Account.
  • Complete the profile fields.
  • Select Unlock Options and enter your payment details. A £5 deposit is needed to verify your information and will become a credit on your account. Prepaid cards are not accepted. For more information, please refer to nextbike terms and conditions or email nextbike at info@nextbike.co.uk
  • Verify your account by clicking on the link sent to you via email.
  • You are now ready to rent as a Pay As You Ride customer.


Free rides offer terms and conditions

  • All 30-minute rides on standard OVO Bikes will be automatically free each Friday in Glasgow, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan from 17th September, through to 31st December 2021. Offer valid from 12.01am until 11.59pm each of the agreed Fridays.
  • You will need to register for an account on ovobikes.co.uk or on the nextbike app, pay a £5 deposit and accept nextbike’s General terms and conditions
  • The deposit will become a credit on your account.
  • If you close down your account you will get any remaining credit refunded. Please email nextbike customer service for your refund on: info@nextbike.co.uk
  • If you already have a nextbike membership, on Fridays until 31st December 2021, you’ll have an additional 30 minutes free per ride on standard OVO Bikes, for a total of 60 minutes.
  • Rides over 30 minutes (under Pay As You Ride) or 60 minutes (under a membership) will be charged at the standard rate.
  • E-bikes are not included in this offer and will be charged at the local Pay As You Ride rate of £2/30 minutes in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and £2/20 minutes in Glasgow.
  • If you have a membership in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, e-bike rides will be charged at the £1/30 minutes membership rate.
  • All bikes must be returned to an official OVO Bikes docking station (powered by nextbike) with e-bikes returned to e-bike stations. Any attempt to return an OVO Bike outside of an official location will result in an additional fee.
  • For information on how to rent, park and return bikes correctly, please visit: Cardiff: nextbike.co.uk/en/cardiff/information/ Vale of Glamorgan: nextbike.co.uk/en/penarth/information/ Glasgow: nextbike.co.uk/en/glasgow/information/