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Nextbikes Have Arrived!

posted 3 Oct 2016, 04:06 by Communications TEAM   [ updated 3 Oct 2016, 04:07 ]
We are delighted that Nextbike has arrived in Bridge of Allan. But what are they and how do they work?

Who are Nextbike?
With more than 15.000 bikes in 7 countries, Nextbike operates the largest international bike sharing network and is present in more than 30 German cities and in Austria, Latvia, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Cyprus and even in New Zealand.

How does it work?
To rent a bike, call the hotline number you will find on the bike. A computer voice will ask you for the number of the bike you want to rent. After entering this number into your mobile phone you will get the code to open the combination lock on the bike.
The bike sharing system is a one-way rental system. That means you can return your bike at all official locations. If you return the bike to non-official locations you will be charged a service fee. So for instance, you can pick up your bike in BofA, cycle to the Stirling train station, leave it there at the Nextbike rack and jump on the train. There are currently 14 nextbike racks in the Stirling area so there is plenty of flexibility. There is an online map showing all their locations and how many bikes are available at each location. 

How much does it cost?
There is a range of different pricing options which you can see in the graphic, depending on how often you plan to use the bikes. Prices start from only £1. There are smartphone apps you can use with it and you can pay using credit or debit card. 

For more information on Nextbikes please visit their website,

Happy cycling!