Public Rental Scheme
A replacement to other modes of transport for everyday journeys.

Available to anyone,
in selected locations.
Public Rental Scheme
A replacement to other modes of transport for everyday journeys.
Available to anyone,
in selected locations.
This is how you rent a bike on the Big Issue eBikes app
Download the app
The Big Issue eBikes app is available on both Android and iOS.
Register & add payment
Enter your details, accept the terms and privacy policy and enter your payment method.
Choose the city
The closest location is shown automatically. You can select both the city where you want to use the eBikes and the desired price plan.
Find a bike
Use the map view, or simply scan the QR code on the bike you want to rent.
Temporary lock
You can pause your rent if needed, in case you would like to keep using the bike but have to park it temporarily.
Lock the bike
Please note that you can only end the rent only in designated geofenced zones, visible within the app.

Pricing


Currently, we offer a Pay As You Go price plan,

with subscriptions coming at a later date.


With our Pay as you go plan, you'll pay £0.60p every time you start your ride, and 0.20p for every additional minute after the first FREE minute.


For each rent, a £3.00 deposit is taken which is released when you return the eBike. Maximum cost per rent is capped at £12.00

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