Cycle Blackpool


Welcome to Hire-a-Bike from Blackpool Council. This is Blackpool's own on street automated cycle hire system, supported by Blackpool Council and Blackpool Primary Care Trust, operated and managed by Hourbike as part of the Hourbike network.

For detailed information on how the scheme works, please see the Info section. An interactive map of the bike hire locations with real time bike availability can be seen in the Map section. Just click on the icons to see the detail of that station. Please note that the bikes will not be available over the winter. We are currently in discussion with Blackpool Council on restarting the scheme as soon as possible, we will announce any news via this website. No member credits will expire over the period, and any member with an active temporary membership on 5th Nov will be able to access any remaining credit when the automated stations reopen.

In order to provide better access outside of working hours we have a telephone based sign-up and top-up system enabling new subscribers to rent bikes instantly 24 hrs a day.

The number for this is the usual hire-a-bike number, 01253 320 094.

This gives you a temporary membership card number which gives access to the bikes for 30 days with a starting 7 hrs of use, during which you can topup your hours, or upgrade to a permanent membership at your leisure. Existing members can continue to rent bikes using their membership card number and PIN whenever they like as normal and can call this number to topup using their membership card number and PIN.

A member of the team can be contacted for queries and emergency help by selecting option 4 when the system answers.

A full explanation of the Tariff, and membership options is described in the Prices section.

You can sign up for the scheme as a full member using the form in the Register section

* New * You can now also purchase a temporary membership for a particular day online, using the form in the Ticket section. This is not a full membership, so any unused credit will expire after 30 days.

Commonly asked questions are answered in the FAQ section.

And the lengthy but unfortunately necessary terms and conditions are listed in the Terms section.

If you have any further questions we can be contacted on:


We hope you have a fun and safe time cycling in Blackpool.

An up to date list of operational stations and their exact locations is show below. These are roughly in geographic order, from South to North.


Station Name Description Status
Solaris In front of main door - on promenade opposite mirror ball Closed for winter
Highfield Road - Farmers Arms On corner with Lytham Road. Closed for winter
Star Hotel Opposite Big Blue beside tram tracks Closed for winter
Pleasure Beach On upper Promenade just South of South Beach Car Park. Closed for winter
Sandcastle Near to the tram stop outside the Sandcastle Water Park Closed for winter
South Pier Near to the tram stop just to the North of South Pier. Closed for winter
South Car Park 1 At the Southern pedestrian exit of the car park Closed for winter
South Car Park 2 At the Northern end beside Blackpool South Train Station Closed for winter
Waterloo Headland On Promenade Closed for winter
St Chad's Headland On Promenade Closed for winter
Lonsdale Car Park Beside the cafe opposite Blackpool Football Ground Closed for winter
Whitegate Drive South Outside Blockbuster video Closed for winter
Lawsons Road Opposite junction with St Leonards Road Closed for winter
Central Pier On promenade just south of Central Pier Closed for winter
Model Village Just inside the park gates beside the Model Village entrance Closed for winter
Stanley Park  Visitor Centre Next to the Cafe in Stanley Park Closed for winter
New Bonny St In front of public conveniences Closed for winter
Corporation Street Opposite the Grand Theatre Closed for winter
St John's Square Inside bus shelter in centre of square Closed for winter
Municipal Buildings Outside Council building on Corporation Street Closed for winter
Pleasant St Immediately behind tram stop on upper promenade Closed for winter
Warley Road Immediately behind tram stop on upper promenade Closed for winter
Gynn Square On the promenade beside the roundabout Closed for winter
Cliffs On the promenade just to the North of the rock garden. Closed for winter
Uncle Toms Cabin Beside the lift on the upper promenade Closed for winter
Bispham Beside the tram station opposite Red Bank Road Closed for winter
Lowther Avenue On clifftop path near to tram stop Closed for winter
Norbreck Castle Hotel Outside the hotel main entrance Closed for winter
Little Bispham Beside the tram stop on the South corner of Anchorsholme park. Closed for winter
Anchorsholme Park On the promenade off the North West corner of Anchorsholme Park. Closed for winter


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