Bike Share

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Bike share news - Covid-19

Forth Environment Link and Recyke-a-Bike have joined forces with Cycling Scotland to make the region’s two bike share schemes, nextbike and Forth Bike, free to key workers during April.  Find out more.

Forth Bike 

Forth Environment Link and the Active Travel Hub are playing an important role in bringing bike share to both Falkirk and the wider Forth Valley. Bike Share is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis.

In June 2019, Forth Environment Link launched Forth Bike.  We are working with bike share provider Bewegen, to deliver the UK’s first cross regional partnership electric bike share project, supported by Transport Scotland, SEStran, NHS Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire Council, Stirling Council and Falkirk Council.  

The Forth Bikes are ideally suited for commuting and leisure trips. They are equipped with a basket at the front, to place your possessions in, as well as a secondary lock (located in the front basket) if you ever need to make an impromptu stop. The bikes can last up to 60 miles on a single charge, making them a real alternative to the car.

The scheme:

There are currently docking stations at the following locations:

  • Alloa
  • Bannockburn
  • Dollar
  • Falkirk High Street
  • Falkirk Wheel
  • Forth Valley Royal Hospital
  • Helix: Home of the Kelpies
  • Forth Valley Royal Hospital
  • Stenhousemuir
  • Stirling Health and Care Village
  • Stirling University
  • Tillicoultry

See the full map

To celebrate active travel and the opening our three new Forth Bike stations in Clacks, Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface put together a wonderful video showcasing how our bikes can be used to explore this beautiful part of Scotland! Take a look:

The bikes:

All 120 of the bikes in our scheme are Pedelec. The gearing and the level of assistance the battery gives a cyclist is entirely is entirely automatic (the computer figures it out all by itself)... so all you need to do is to pedal.

Membership / Pricing

Information about the different membership types and costs can be found in the pricing section on the Forth Bike website.

Forth Bike how to videos

Introduction to Forth Bike

 Forth Bike memberships

 Unlocking a Forth Bike with the app

 Reporting a problem with a Forth Bike 

 The Forth Bike secondary lock

 How to unlock a Forth Bike with a pass or fob

 Forth Bike safety tips

 Adjusting the saddle

 Virtual Stations

 Signing up to Forth Bike


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