Bike Hire from Windermere
The Lake District has some of the best mountain biking trails in the UK...
Helmets, route maps and puncture repair kits are provided.
Please note there must be one person aged 18 years or older within your party.
Bikes are available for collection from 9:30am onwards and must be back at our store by 4:30pm.
Bike Hire Prices
|Hybrid Bike (suitable for roads or easy off road trails)||£25||Book Now|
|Mountain Bike (suitable for off-road trails)||£25||Book Now|
Please book in advance - particularly if you are a large group or family.What is included in the Hire
- Helmet (must be worn at all times)
- Puncture Repair Kit (included Pump, inner tubes, tyre levers)
- Bike Lock
- Route Map
Recommendations of What to Bring
- Sensible clothing and footwear (no flip flops or sandals)
- Plenty of water (especially in the summer months)
- Waterproofs or warm clothing in the winter months
- It is advisable to bring a mobile phone with you in case of an emergency.
Obviously, being surrounded by mountains and being situated in the UK we have our fair share of bad weather. Every now and again the wind picks up to an unpleasant level and we have to cancel hire for the day. Please ring before journeying to us to our base to avoid disappointment. We are happy allow experienced cyclists out in most conditions – just speak to our staff.
For a scenic ride without technical difficulty, we reccomend the western shoreline track alongside Windermere to Wray Castle (with cafe!). Here the track is not too rough or steep and offer plenty of opportunities to rest and take in views or practice your stone-skimming skills!
A short ride down the hill will get you to the car ferry on on the other side of the lake.
There are a few options for a more distance based ride. There are cycle routes heading up towards Ambleside and Grasmere. We have maps available so take a look and see what you fancy.
There are some more technical routes leading into the kentmere valley. These are all on Bridleways rather than 'cycle tracks' so some good map reading skills and technical ability is required.
If you have other routes in mind, just let us know where you are headed before you set off.