Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes
We launched a new public bike share scheme on Monday 27 April 2015 as part of our physical investment programme. Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes provides 40 bike docking stations in the city centre.
You can register for annual membership at www.belfastbikes.co.uk for only £20. 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 workplaces
Docking station locations
There are currently 40 docking stations. In the future we hope to extend the scheme beyond city centre boundary. Options for expansion will depend on securing additional resources and council approval.
Renting a Belfast bike
Watch our short video to see how easy it is 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
You can choose to either pay £20 for an annual subscription, or £5 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.
These charges are similar to rates in other cities and have been set to encourage short trips and a high turnover of bikes.
Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes won the Best Integrated Community Hub award at the Cycle Planning Awards 2016.
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.
Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland is the scheme's official sponsor.
The partnership with Coca-Cola Zero will contribute to the ongoing costs of the scheme, benefiting users by helping to keep membership and usage costs low.