Bike Share in and around Stirling

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

Bike share in Stirling

In Stirling there are 3 bike share initiatives:

Increasing access to bike share

Stirling City Schools Bike Share

The Hub is looking to give more people access to the nextbike scheme. We are working with the four city centre high schools in Stirling to give young people access to the bikes for both school and leisure journeys. Further information can be found on our schools bike share page.


Regional Bike Share - Forth Bike

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In June 2019, Forth Environment Link launched Forth Bike.  The 144 ebike project is the UK’s first cross regional ebike scheme connecting three Council areas: Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.

In the first year of the scheme nearly 9000 journeys were made, with Forth Bike users clocking up nearly 45,000 miles – that’s almost twice round the globe! A whopping 22,000 miles of the 45,000 were ridden in the first three months after lockdown began.

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

The bikes:

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:

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.

How To Guides

Forth Bike how to videos can be found on FEL's YouTube page and on Forth Bikes YouTube page 


Keep up to date with the latest Forth Bike news on the Forth Bike website and FEL's latest news page.


School bike share

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The popular nextbike scheme has been operating in Stirling since 2014, and to date has seen over 55,000 rides completed. The 23 station, 160 bike network is well used by the student population, as well as corporate members including Keep Scotland Beautiful, Stirling Council and SEPA.

nextbike is an affordable and flexible way of travelling around Stirling on two wheels – no need to worry about storing and maintaining your own bike! There are flexible membership options available to suit anybody, from pay as you go to monthly and annual subscriptions. 


School bike share

Regional bike share - Forth Bike

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Events Calendar

Find all our latest cycling and walking events happening around Stirling.