NextbikeGlasgowThe new public bike hire scheme will launch in Glasgow this May. The scheme which is being operated by German company Nextbike will allow people to hire bikes from various locations across the city including George Square, Central Station and, until the end of the Commonwealth Games, all the Games venues including Scotstoun Leisure Centre.

There are two ways to access the bike. You can sign up to an annual membership which will cost £60 and hire costs are: free for the first 30 minutes and £1 an hour capped at £5 for up to 24 hours. Or hire costs for short-term casual users are likely to be £1 for the first 30 minutes then £2 for one hour, £4 for two hours, £6 for three hours, £8 for four hours and £10 for five hours, capped at £10 for up to 24 hours. Up to four cycles can be hired on one card, which is valid for all Nextbike MACH schemes worldwide.

If you register for annual membership before 31 May 2014 you get 50% off!

In addition, fellow social enterprise and bike recycler, Glasgow Bike Station has been selected to provide the maintenance service for the bikes.

Check out the Nextbike video below and you can see the locations under the video…

As reported in the Evening Times the sites where you can start pedalling

1. Central Station

2. Waterloo Street

3. Queen Street Station

4. Buchanan Street Bus Station

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6. George Square

7. Merchant Square

8. St George’s Cross

9. Glasgow Cathedral

10. St Enoch Square

11. Argyle Street station

12. Glasgow Green

13. Broomielaw

14. SECC

15. Riverside Museum

16. Botanic Gardens

17. Kelvinbridge Subway

18. Kelvingrove Art Gallery

19. Charing Cross station

20. Glasgow University (west)

21. Partick Interchange

22. Strathclyde University (north)

23. Mitchell Library

24. Glasgow Science Centre

25. Emirates Arena

26. GOMA

27. Trongate

28. Bridge Street SubwayDruck

29. Strathclyde University (south)

30. Hillhead underground

31. Glasgow University (east)

Locations during the Commonwealth Games only:

1. SECC

2. Scotstoun Leisure Centre

3. Hampden Park

4. Tollcross Leisure Centre

5. Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Centre

6. Ibrox Stadium

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/may-start-for-city-bike-hire-scheme-156138n.23707167