Quality Cycle Hire
Cycling on Islay can be great fun, with varied scenery and abundant wildlife all around. You can see so much more from a bike.
I have a range of quality bicycles for hire - mainly Raleigh and Diamondback - and as a cycle mechanic, I can reassure you that they are maintained to a high standard. I can offer a choice of mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, touring bikes or racing bikes, with men's or ladies' frames in a range of sizes. Children's bikes are also available, as well as a trailer and child seats for very young children. I also have a tandem, currently available at the same price as a standard adult bike, and a "tag-along", to add a child tandem-style to an adult bike.
Safety lighting is included when required. High-powered lighting for longer night rides is available at £10.00. Panniers, etc. can be arranged; advance booking for these is recommended in busy periods. I also keep a range of helmets to ensure you can find the proper fit.
Includes helmet, and pannier bag if required/available.
20% discount on all hires for Cycling UK members.
- Standard Adult
- Per day - £20.00
- Per week - £70.00
- Premium (Racing-Style) Bikes
- Per day - £25.00
- Per week - £90.00
- Children's Bikes or Child Trailer
- Per day - £15.00
- Per week - £60.00
- Discount rates for accompanied children.
Special Offer: discount rate of £15.00 short hire for Port Ellen to Ardbeg cycle path only.
Child seats are available for the smallest members of the family, at no extra charge when hired with an adult bike. I have a front-mounted seat for babies in the 9kg - 15kg (20lb - 33lb) weight range, and a rear-mounted seat suitable for children up to 22kg (48lb). Great for a family day out!
Meet the Fleet!
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Payment may be made by cash or UK bank cheque, and I also accept Visa and MasterCard/Maestro card payments. For visitors booking in advance from outside the UK, I can arrange to send a PayPal invoice.
Booking is advisable, especially for groups or during busy periods. Telephone 07760 196592 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A deposit or payment in advance may be required for bookings for peak periods.
Carol's Cabs (01496 302155, or 0777 578 2155), Jim's Taxi (07497 528633) and Islay Taxis (01496 850170 or 07771 921157) taxi services are able to transport bicycles as well as cyclists, so if you get carried away and need a helping hand to get home, you can give them a call. They can also provide a service to transport your luggage from the ferry to your accommodation, leaving you free to pick up your bikes and cycle there at your leisure.