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Gallery: Bicycle Rental & Free Bike Schemes

Bicycle sharing systems, also known as: Community Bicycle program, Yellow Bicycle programs, White Bicycle programs, public bike, CityBike, "Call a Bike", "Boris Bikes" (in London: Details of the scheme and registration: or free bike. There also was a 'Green Bike' scheme in Cambridge in 1993. The first successful mobile positioning based scheme (no need for docking stations) was "call-a-bike" in Munich in 2000. "call-a-bike" has now 430,000 subscribers, who can unlock bikes in most larger German cities from their mobile phone.

See also: Velov Scheme in Lyon

This gallery was created on Thursday, 8th October 2009

rental scheme bike, Montpellier

Rental bike station and crude road closure, Montpellier

Map of Montpellier cycle routes at bike rental station

English-language instructions for Montpellier bike rental scheme

Velomagg bus rental station, Montpellier

Velomagg rental scheme bikes, Montpellier - note the lock through the high-tech basket.

List of Vélomagg bike rental stations, Montpellier

Free bike scheme, Providencia, Santiago, Chile

Free bike scheme, Providencia, Santiago, Chile

Free bike scheme, Providencia, Santiago, Chile

Nextbike cycle hire stands on Broomielaw ready for launch

London Cycle Hire station

London Cycle Hire point near The Edge, Soho

Bike sharing station (closed for the winter) at Montréal metro station

Instructions at bike-sharing station, Montréal

Montréal bike-sharing station out of use for the winter

Sign at OV-fiets cycle hire location by Amsterdam station

London Cycle Hire user

Bicycle Parking and Hire At Alnmouth Railway Station

London Cycle Hire point

Cycle hire on Prince Consort Road

Cycle hire point and cycle parking stands removed to make way for temporary queuing arrangements at Queen Street station.

London Cycle Hire station near South Bank Centre

London Cycle Hire docks

Cycle hire point; the system is available only to residents

On Your Bike is one of the leading bike shops in London and Birmingham that offer electric bikes, folding bikes, toddler bikes, hybrid bike, mountain bikes and many more. Where other bike store offers old style bike at higher prices, in oth ... [more]

London cycle hire point

Cycle hire scheme being promoted at Cycle City Leeds conference

London Cycle Hire station - transition to new branding in progress

Liverpool cycle hire station at Otterspool Promanade, Liverpool Waterfront

Cycle hire scheme in Sheffield

Cycle hire scheme in Sheffield

Cycle hire

London Cycle Hire point

Cycle hire bicycle

Cycle hire point, wtth electrically-assisted bikes

Poor junction for cycling

Cycle hire - but only available to residents, not tourists

Cycle hire - but only available to residents, not tourists

London Cycle Hire point

London Cycle Hire point

London Cycle Hire point

London Cycle Hire live data shown in advertisement

London Cycle Hire point

London Cycle Hire point

Cycle hire docking station outside Southend Council offices

Santander cycle hire CMK

Santander cycle hire

Cycle Hire, Sark

There are two cycle hire shops opposite the bus station in St Helier

Cycle hire

Velo Park down on the Baku Esplanade. This is where you can hire bikes, but sadly almost all of them were in a pretty knackered state when I went to try them out.

This Next bike based automatic cycle hire system was not working when I turned up.

London Cycle Hire point

London Cycle hire point


London cycle hire station

Some sort of cycle hire: “Time to ride the future”

Cycle hire in Bright, Victoria, Australia. AUS$25 for four hours. Some good cycle routes around here.

London Cycle Hire point

West Midlands Cycle Hire near the Boldmere Gate, Sutton Park. Near the roundabout and junction with Stonehouse Road. On Monmouth Drive.

West Midlands Cycle Hire on Moor Street, Queensway Close to Birmingham Moor Street Station in the middle of the dual carriageway.

West Midlands Cycle Hire at the University of Birmingham, near New Fosse Way in Edgbaston. Near the path to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the bus stop for the X20, X21 and X22 Platinum bus routes. Close to the Metchley R ... [more]

West Midlands Cycle Hire opposite Digbeth Police Station The bikes were launched in Birmingham on Monday 24th May 2021. You need the free Beryl app to unlock, but is free for 30 minutes (I think), then £4 an hour (from what I've hear ... [more]

West Midlands Cycle Hire in Solihull on Lode Lane

West Midlands Cycle Hire in Solihull on Station Road Seen on Station Road near Indian Brewery.

West Midlands Cycle Hire in Solihull at Station Approach Seen at Station Approach near Solihull Station. Also near the terminus of many West Midlands buses.

A Nextbike hire station has been added to Shields Road at the start of the Southwest City Way.

London Cycle Hire point

Bee Network cycle hire station

Fordpass bike at Cologne fair.

Leicester cycle hire.

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