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Bike Hire - lake District

guityguity Posts: 113
edited July 2016 in Road general
I'm not sure if this is the right place on the forum for this. I am off to the lakes staying just near Broughton-in Furness in a couple of weeks. Taking my parents too and I'd like to get out and do some riding with my dad. He's only been cycling a year or so and would struggle with some of the hills up there so i suggested he hired an electric bike so he can enjoy it a bit more. However, finding out where to hire one from is not so easy. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks


  • shazzzshazzz Posts: 1,071
    Wheelbase in Staveley is a good shop. No idea if they hire electric bikes but they may be able to advise.
    If you just want to go for a spin with the old man then how about off-roading around Grizedale Forest? Nice and easy with bike hire available.
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942 ... edistrict/
    there are a few places on here - google is really quite simple to use :D
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437 These people hire bikes on Windermere. Take the ferry across and its much quieter over that side. Dunno about electric though.
  • lakesludditelakesluddite Posts: 1,332
    Ghyllside Cycles here in Ambleside are now renting out lecky bikes: although that's not really near Broughton-on-Furness.

    Velo bikes are in Ulverston, not that far from Barrow, but their hire bike place is in Grizedale Forest further into the LD. They do have 'electric assisted hardtails' apparently:

    I think you might struggle to find anywhere nearer than these tbh. There is a relatively new set up, Lake District Bike Hire who actually deliver to your door, but no electric bikes I'm afraid - in fact they have the grand total of 1 choice of bike (mountain bike obv - because of course nobody in the Lakes wants to use a road bike!)
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