Just Eat Belfast Bikes
We launched a new public bike share scheme on Monday 27 April 2015 as part of our physical investment programme. Just Eat Belfast Bikes provides over 41 bike docking stations in the city centre.
You can register for annual membership at www.belfastbikes.co.uk for only £25. Belfast Bikes offers you a new, low cost, healthy and convenient way to travel for quick trips around the city.
Belfast Bikes are used by:
- residents: to travel to work, go shopping, go somewhere different for lunch or visit friends
- tourists: to visit the city's attractions
- students: as a cheap and easy way to travel
- commuters: to cycle to and from the bus stop, car park or train station to their workplace
On Friday 14 December 2018, we launched our Just Eat Belfast Bikes photo competition in partnership with our new sponsor of the Belfast Bikes, Just Eat.
The competition closed on Sunday 13 January, 12 midnight. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted. The winner has been announced.
Just Eat, a leading global marketplace for online food delivery, is the new sponsor for the Belfast Bikes public bike share scheme.
It was awarded the sponsorship following a competitive tender and the newly branded bikes and docking stations will be unveiled in later summer or early autumn 2018.
Docking station locations
The number of docking stations has increased from 30 to 41, with more plans for expansion in 2018.
Renting a Belfast bike
It's easy to rent a Belfast bike once you've registered for the scheme.
Simply use the Nextbike app, scan your Belfast Bikes card at the docking terminal or call the hotline on 034 3357 1551.
Our aim is to encourage cycling as a local transport solution for a number of reasons:
- it's one of the most sustainable modes of transport, helping to reduce
car usage and congestion and therefore improving the environment
- cycling represents a cheap and efficient means of travel
- the scheme is improving access around the city for residents, visitors and business users
- it's helping improve health of users by encouraging people to integrate exercise into their daily transport
- cycling is helping people save money on fuel as it's a cheap and efficient means of travel.
Charge to users
For membership options, you can choose to either pay £25 for an annual subscription, or £6 for three-day casual use. The first 30 minutes of each trip is free of charge, while after 30 minutes there are small incremental charges.
You can also register your details and select the pay as you go option if you don’t want to commit to a membership. The usage charge for pay as you go is £1 per half hour.
Belfast Bikes won the Best Integrated Community Hub award at the Cycle Planning Awards 2016.
The Department for Regional Development (DRD) provided initial capital
funding for the scheme as part of their Active Travel Demonstration
looking after the daily operation of the scheme, while Nextbike is
responsible for the bikes.