Hire & loan

nextbike station outside the Riverside Museum, image courtesy of nextbike

Hiring or loaning a bike is an option if you want to get back into cycling, have a limited budget, want to test out a new bike type or are only in the city for a short time.

nextbike is Glasgow’s city wide bike hire scheme. Once registered online you can hire and return a bike as you need it from nextbike stations stretching across the city for as little as £5 a day with annual membership of £60.

If you cannot afford a bicycle or an annual nextbike membership or don’t have a bank account, you are eligible for Bike for Good’s Bikes for All programme – get in touch to receive a £3 yearly nextbike membership without the need of a bank card.

In addition, the city’s cycling organisations also hire and loan bikes to their members, local communities and sometimes the general public. Hires will incur an hourly or daily fee, with loans usually free of charge. Bike fleets or ‘bike libraries’ often have a range of bike types available suitable for different ages, abilities and uses. Enquire direct with a cycling organisation in your local area of Glasgow about the availability of bikes for hire or loan to suit your needs.

Hire & loan in Glasgow

  • Alexandra Park Bike Hub

    Bikes are free to loan over 3 days period. From BMX bikes to road bikes, they have most sizes covered with over 50 bikes available. E-bikes also available for 1 day loans at £5 per go.

    Alexandra Park Bike-Hub, Alexandra Park Street, Glasgow, UK

  • Bike for Good

    Bike loans available for a month for free, also offers e-cargo bikes for individuals, families and businesses to loan. Manages nextbike, Glasgow’s city wide bike hire scheme.

    65 Haugh Road, Glasgow G3 8TX, UK 539 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 8BH

  • Drumchapel Cycle Hub

    Available for all members to hire a bike for a week at £10. Wide range of bikes to hire, including balance bikes, children’s bikes, mountain bikes and adult hybrids. Trailers and baby seats are also available for free. All hires are available Wednesday to Sunday.

    Drumchapel Sports Centre, 195b Drumry Road East, Glasgow, G15 8NS

  • Free Wheel North

    Bikes are available for hire at their sites in Glasgow Green and The White House, Maryhill. With a wide variety of adapted bikes, trikes, side by side, hand cranks, family bikes and go karts available for use at their dedicated track at Glasgow Green.

    Glasgow Green Cycle Centre, Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1AT The White House, 1641 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0DZ

  • Lambhill Stables Bike Hub

    Bike hire available for £20 per day or £10 per half day for adults and £10 per day or £5 per half day for children.

    Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD

  • nextbike

    Available to easily hire at stations across the city via their app. The Pay As You Ride rate is £1 for every 30 minutes, or a full-day price of £10 for 24 hours for Standard Bikes. The Pay As You Ride rate for E-Bikes is £2 for every 20 minutes or a full-day price of £30 for 24 hours. Monthly and annual memberships, group offers and tariffs are also available.

  • On Bikes

    Short term loan of bikes to young people in the community.

    30 Langdale St, Glasgow G33 1EW

  • South West Community Cycles

    Offers bike loans from 1.5 hours – 1 week, as well as folding bikes, tricycles and bikes for sponsored rides.

    Pollokshaws West Railway Station, 2092 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT

Alexandra Park Bike Hub

Alexandra Park Bike-Hub, Alexandra Park Street, Glasgow, UK

Bike for Good

65 Haugh Road, Glasgow G3 8TX, UK

Drumchapel Cycle Hub

Drumchapel Sports Centre, 195b Drumry Road East, Glasgow, G15 8NS

Free Wheel North

Glasgow Green Cycle Centre, Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1AT

Lambhill Stables Bike Hub

Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD

On Bikes

30 Langdale St, Glasgow G33 1EW

South West Community Cycles

Pollokshaws West Railway Station, 2092 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT

Bike for Good

539 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 8BH

Free Wheel North

The White House, 1641 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0DZ