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Quality Cycle Hire

Sorry - we are closed until 17th March 2018.

Cycling on Islay can be great fun, with varied scenery and abundant wildlife all around.  You can see so much more from a bike.

Bike with baby in trailer 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.

Child seat for family outings

2018 Rates

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!

Select a small image to see a larger version.  Not all bikes are illustrated.

Raleigh Air 200 racing bike.
Premium: Raleigh Air 200.
Genesis racing bike.
Premium: Genesis.
Raleigh Gran Sport racing bike.
Premium: Raleigh Gran Sport.
Raleigh Revenio 2 racing bike
Premium: Raleigh Revenio 2.
Raleigh Centros
Premium: Raleigh Centros.
Raleigh Gran Tour racing bike.
Premium: Raleigh Gran Tour.
Raleigh Criterium road bike
Premium: Raleigh Criterium.
Raleigh Clubman road bike
Premium: Raleigh Clubman.
Diamondback Peak mountain bike
Premium: Diamondback Peak.
Diamondback Apex
Premium: Diamondback Apex.
Raleigh Pioneer
Standard: Raleigh Pioneer.
Raleigh Strada 6
Standard: Raleigh Strada 6.
Raleigh Royal
Standard: Raleigh Royal.
Raleigh Strada 2
Standard: Raleigh Strada 2.
Raleigh Strada 3
Standard: Raleigh Strada 3.
Raleigh Pioneer 1
Standard: Raleigh Pioneer 1.
Raleigh Pioneer 2
Standard: Raleigh Pioneer 2.
Raleigh Sojourn
Standard: Raleigh Sojourn.
Raleigh Misceo 1
Standard: Raleigh Misceo 1.
Diamondback Scree  mountain bike
Standard: Diamondback Scree.
Raleigh Pioneer Trail
Standard: Raleigh Pioneer Trail (ladies' frame).
Raleigh Ladies' Pioneer 1
Standard: Raleigh Pioneer 1 (ladies' frame).
Viking Tarantino tandem
Standard: Viking Tarantino Tandem.
Diamondback Hyrax child's bike
Diamondback Hyrax 16-inch wheel size; suitable for ages 4+.
Diamondback Remix child's BMX bike
Diamondback Remix 18-inch wheel size BMX bike; suitable for ages 5+.
Diamondback Hyrax child's bike
Diamondback Hyrax 20-inch wheel size; suitable for ages 5+.
Diamondback Hyrax child's bike
Diamondback Hyrax 24-inch wheel size; suitable for ages 8+.
Raleigh Eva child's bike
Raleigh Eva 24-inch wheel size; suitable for ages 8+.
Child's 'tag-along' adapter.
Convert an adult bike to an adult-and-child "tandem".  Rear safety flag included.
Front-mounted child seat.
Front-mounted seat can be used with any adult bike.
Burley Bee child trailer.
Trailer for one or two passengers; maximum load 45kg (100lb).  Rear safety flag included.
Interior of Burleigh Bee trailer
Trailer has padded seats and secure padded harnesses.

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  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.

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