Nextbike at COP26

Ride Like the Planet Depends on it!

OVO Bikes and ScottishPower e-bikes are powered and operated by nextbike UK, a subsidiary of nextbike GmbH, the European leader in bike sharing. We have been providing a sustainable way to get around Glasgow since 2014 and are proud to support green transportation around the city for COP26.

Take advantage of the offers below and help us reach our goal to save as much CO2 as we can during this year's climate conference! All of the kilometres we ride together in all of our schemes will count toward this goal.

Join us and #Ride4Climate.


COP26 Offers and Prices


These offers are automatically applied in Glasgow from 31/10 to 12/11:






Free 30 minutes per rental

Thanks to our sponsor OVO Energy, you can get around Glasgow and COP26 sustainably and fast without spending a cent. All 30-minute rentals are automatically free on standard OVO bikes. Just sign up and ride.


  •  After 30 minutes, standard rates of £1/30 minutes will be applied for Pay As You Ride riders
  •  Riders with an OVO Bikes membership get 60 free minutes per rental on standard bikes


Learn more about OVO Bikes here

Download the nextbike app for iOS and Android.






Free 10 minutes per rental

Cruise around COP26 in electric style with ScottishPower e-bikes. Thanks to our sponsor ScottishPower, the first 10 minutes are free. All you need to do is register, rent, and ride.


  • After 10 minutes, rates are charged at £2/20 min. for Pay As You Ride customers.
  • Only valid for ScottishPower e-bikes.


More on the ScottishPower e-bikes page here.

Download the ScottishPower E-bikes Glasgow app for iOS and Android.


Help us save CO2 for COP26 and go ride for free!

How to Register & Ride for Free


Download the nextbike app for OVO Bikes or the ScottishPower E-Bikes Glasgow app for e-bikes in the App Store or Google Play and register.


Choose the UK and then select the city of Glasgow.


Once registered, select ‘Activate Account’.


Complete the ‘Profile Fields’.


Select ‘Unlock Options’ and enter your payment details. A £5 deposit is required to verify your information and will become a credit on your account. Prepaid cards are NOT accepted.


Verify your account by clicking on the link sent to you via email.


Simply rent a bike to take advantage of the automatic free rides in Glasgow.

Find out how to rent, park, and return your bike here: Rental Guide

 *Bikes must be returned to an official station or a fine will be incurred!*


Where to Find Bikes During COP26

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Notices and Travel Warnings


11/6 - Climate March - Multiple stations affected from Kelvingrove Park to Glasgow Green

For detailed information about travel in Glasgow during COP26 visit Get Ready Glasgow

If needed, the Stagecoach X19 local bus service provides access to the SEC from the city centre.


Upcoming Station Closures


Riverside - Closed on 18/10 to 11/12

SEC - Closed on 18/10 to 11/12

Glasgow Science Centre - Closed on 18/10 to 11/12

Kelvingrove Art Gallery - Closed on 29/10 to 11/02


For Volunteers and Helpers


A big thank you to the many essential groups and individuals helping out on the ground of COP26. If you are a volunteer or helper and need information about how to use nextbikes during COP26 or would like to know who to contact for situations you may encounter, you can find helpful information in our Volunteer Guide.



More Information

It's easy! Just download the nextbike app or the ScottishPower E-Bikes Glasgow app for iOS or Android then register, verify your details, and you're all set. The free rides will be automatically applied during the event from October 31st until November 12th.


Rides that go over the free minute amount will be charged at the normal rate of £1/30 minutes for standard bikes or £2/20 minutes for e-bikes.

Either app will work! You can rent e-bikes from both the ScottishPower E-Bikes Glasgow app or the nextbike app.

You're in the right place! This page is being updated with the latest news and information effecting our stations and bikes. Be sure to activate push notifications for travel announcements and you can also reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.


For detailed road and route closures in the city, click here to see the Get Ready Glasgow map.

Our local service team works tirelessly to maintain a balanced bike share system that's ready for everyone to use. To help them keep bikes available for all riders, bikes have to be returned to an official station.

Any bike returned outside an official station will be subject to a £10 / £20 (standard / e-bike) fine. This will increase to £20 / £30 for a second offence and £30 / £40 for the third offence. If a customer returns a nextbike incorrectly more than three times, unfortunately their account will be closed.


Nextbike reserves the right to charge up to £200 (standard bikes) and £500 (e-bikes) for vandalised or stolen bikes due to any negligent behaviour.

If you have an OVO Bikes membership, you now get 30 free minutes on top of the 30 minute rentals included in your membership. That means you can ride for 60 minutes on standard bikes for free during COP26 if you have a membership.

ScottishPower e-bikes are not included in the membership and will be charged at the standard rate after the free 10 minutes are up. 

COP26 free rides offer terms and conditions:

  • All 30-minute rides on standard bikes will be automatically free in Glasgow from October 31st through November 12th.
  • If you already have a membership, you will have an additional 30-minutes free per ride on standard 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 included in a separate offer and are charged at the rates set by this offer for the duration of COP26.
  • All bikes must be returned to official stations. Any attempt to return a nextbike outside of an official location will result in an additional fee.
  • For information on how to rent, park and return bikes correctly, please visit: Glasgow:

Help us save CO2 and ride COP26 for free!

Help us save CO2 and ride COP26 for free!

Help us save CO2 and ride COP26 for free!