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 with their Wheelbeing team and 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.

  • Bike for Good

    Manage nextbike, Glasgow’s city wide bike hire scheme and offer a free bike lending library at both hubs.

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

  • Drumchapel Cycle Hub

    A full fleet of bikes of all sizes, from balance bikes for 2-4 years through to large ladies and gents touring bikes, available to use for all of their groups.

    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.

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

  • nextbike

    Once registered online, a user friendly app can be used to hire and return bikes as needed from stations situated across the city.

  • On Bikes

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

    30 Langdale St, Glasgow G33 1EW

  • South West Community Cycles

    Hire from a fleet of different sizes and types of bikes, including a couple of trikes, shopping bikes, frogs and folding bikes.

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

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