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Renting a road bike near Newcastle University?

BMKNBMKN Posts: 222
edited January 2014 in Road general
Im going to be staying near Newcastle University for a week and have a query for anyone living there. Is it possible to rent road bikes for a week?

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  • LegendLustLegendLust Posts: 1,022
    You could try down at The Cycle Hub

    http://www.thecyclehub.org/
  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    As far as I know there isn't.

    The bike hub only have Giant Hybrids, better than a Switch Bike but still not really a fast road bike. I inquired last year when I needed a road bike for an event while mine was in for a repair.

    There used to be a hire place on the A692 toward Consett but it's gone now.

    You could try http://www.specialistcycles.co.uk/ in Durham. Failing that your best bet might be one of the smaller bike shops (Ride, Low Fell, K. B Cycles).
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • BMKNBMKN Posts: 222
    Ill give them a shot. A week with out riding will drive me mad
  • trek_dantrek_dan Posts: 1,366
    I think M Steel Cycles in Gosforth have demo bikes to hire from time to time, might be worth a try.
  • The bike hub only have Giant Hybrids, better than a Switch Bike but still not really a fast road bike. I inquired last year when I needed a road bike for an event while mine was in for a repair.
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    They don't look too bad, if it's just to get a cycling fix for a week, they'd do. Means the OP could go up to Parkhead if he was so minded.
  • BMKNBMKN Posts: 222
    I got sorted they will have a Giant TCR for me on Monday £40 per day. thanks a mill for your help
  • BMKN wrote:
    I got sorted they will have a Giant TCR for me on Monday £40 per day. thanks a mill for your help

    So are you going to ride it up to Parkhead or what? ;):D
    http://goo.gl/maps/gxY1Y
  • Primus84Primus84 Posts: 109
    BMKN wrote:
    I got sorted they will have a Giant TCR for me on Monday £40 per day. thanks a mill for your help

    £40 per day? What's it made out of, gold?!
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