On demand electric bike hire in Exeter

*Plus £10 credit deposit on registration. Day rate of £24 applies for hires between 8 and 24 hours.

Register, rent, ride & return with the nextbike app

We are Co Bikes, Exeter’s on demand electric bike scheme.

Because our bikes are electrically assisted, they make cycling a breeze – even uphill!

Important message from Co Bikes regarding Coronavirus.

We are experiencing an unprecedented public health crisis that is rapidly reshaping how we live our lives. As a business, we have a responsibility to do everything possible to keep you, our staff and wider community safe and well.

After looking at all alternatives, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our network of shared bikes. By taking this decision now, we are helping to secure the long-term future of our network, of which our community share offer is the cornerstone. Even in the midst of this crisis, we are very grateful that, with your help, we have already raised almost a quarter of our £600k maximum investment.

All of the Co Bikes team would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your support, membership and belief in what we do.

Stay safe, be well and we’ll see you very soon.

Here’s how Co Bikes works

1. Register

To use Co Bikes, register via the nextbike app. By joining, you will also be able to rent bikes in every nextbike city worldwide.

2. Rental

Open the nextbike app and scan the QR code on the bike or enter the bike number. The lock will open automatically.

3. Parking

If you want to pause your journey, first select ‘PARK’ in the app and then lock the bike by pressing down the lever on the frame. Your rental will continue whilst the bike is in park mode. To continue your journey, select ‘OPEN LOCK’ in the app and the lock will open automatically.

4. Return

To end your rental, return the bike to any Co Bikes station. For docked stations, push the bike into a free dock, check it is secure, select ‘RETURN NOW’ in the app and lock it by pressing down the lever on the frame. For dockless stations, make sure the bike is within the station zone and lock it by pressing down the lever on the frame. Refresh the app to confirm that your rental has ended.

Still got questions?

Visit our safe cycling and FAQs pages for more detailed information.