How to Ride

Lets get you ready to ride! Please ensure you read the important information below on how to use our e-scooters. Our pricing is £1 to unlock and 15 pence per minute of use. If you would like to pause your ride then the price is reduced to 10 pence per minute.

Step 1

Create an account

After downloading the Zwings app on the Apple or Google Play store please create an account.

Step 2

Find your E-Scooter

Locate an e-scooter on the app’s map and approach it. The e-scooters should be located within the blue parking bays, labelled with the letter ‘P’ on the map.

Step 3

Verify your driving license (1st ride only)

Please have your valid driving license ready to be verified. This is a 1-time check before you start your very first ride. You will need to scan the front and back of the driving licence followed by taking a quick selfie. You will then be verified within 60 seconds if the details are valid. If your licence is not approved, please send a selfie and picture of your licence to

Step 4

Unlock the vehicle

Scan the QR code using your phone via the Zwings app (the QR code is the white square with the jumbled up dots). This is found just below the bike or scooter handlebars. This will unlock the vehicle and start your ride.

Alternatively, manually type in the vehicle number found on the QR code e.g. ZWG320.


Step 5

Safety First

Please ensure you scoot safely and responsibly on the road and never ride on the pavement. This creates danger for pedestrians, especially those with visual impairment. Please do not scoot under the influence of drugs or alcohol either. This is also dangerous for yourself, pedestrians and other road users. Any breaches of these rules can lead to implications including gaining points on your license and receiving fines.

Step 6

Enjoy your ride!

Have fun cruising around your area or campus on your e-scooter or bike! Leave your car at home, skip the bus and enjoy an electric thrill to your destination.

Step 7

Ending your ride

When you want to ‘end ride’, please travel to a designated e-scooter parking bay (which is labelled with a letter ‘P’ and a blue box on the Zwings app). Once ready, press ‘End Ride’ on the app. You will receive a confirmation, followed by a jingle sound from the scooter’s speaker, to notify you the ride has ended. If you have any issues ending your ride, please call customer support.

Have any questions about Zwings?

If you have any questions about safe scooting, please visit our Safety and FAQ pages or connect with our team via You can also call our rider support team at 020 3882 0611.

If you are a member of the wider community and may not ride our e-scooters but wish to provide feedback or ask a question, we welcome you to email us at: