You don’t always need to own a bike to be able to enjoy some great cycling experiences. Below, we have 15 great family-friendly bike rides that have bike hire facilities available! Don't forget to bring your helmet and some handy tools along.
Shropshire - The Shropshire Hills Bike and Outdoor Pursuit Centre offers the option to hire an e-bike. This means you’re able to enjoy the great outdoors with your friends and family all whilst saving the planet, one bike at a time!
The Isle Of Wight - This fantastic island is often nicknamed ‘Bicycle Island’ since it’s so popular with cyclists. Head down to Shanklin, you’ll be able to hire an e-bike and enjoy miles of dedicated track and fantastic cycle routes!
Bodmin - Based in Rosenannon, you’ll be able to find Corning Cycle Tours. Here, you’ll be able to hire an e-bike as well as enjoy some fantastic scenery on one of their bike tours! This spot is perfect for family days out on their cycling routes.
Lake District - The Lake District has plenty of opportunities to explore all the land has to offer by hiring an e-bike from one of their local facilities. The Lake District also has some great road routes that will swiftly become one of your favourite routes. They're also the perfect route for balance bikes.
North Wales - Mold in North Wales has some great e-bike hire opportunities right at the very beginning of some fantastic paths. One, in particular, is the canal paths of Llangollen.
Wye Valley - This whole area has some great places to hire e-bikes. Grab yourself an eco-friendly bike and enjoy the beautiful paths this scenic area has to offer.
London - Scattered all around London you’ll find the well-known ‘Santander Cycles’, more often referred to as ‘Boris bikes’. Anyone is able to rent one of these bikes and you’ll pay using your phone throughout your journey by topping up.
Callander, Scotland - Callander has some great places to hire bikes from. All you have to do is grab a bike, head off and enjoy the wonders the Scottish countryside has to offer!
Kielder, Northumberland - Here, you’re going to find some fantastic bike hire venues offering e-bikes, you’ll be able to take in all the gorgeous countryside has to offer!
Isle Of Purbeck, Dorset - In this beautiful part of the country, you’ll be able to hire a whole range of bikes, e-bikes, road bikes and mountain bikes included!
Knaresborough - Here, you’ll find a wide range of bicycles from various facilities available for hire including 2 e-bikes so you can be eco-friendly!
Kent - Bloomsburys, near Biddenden, has a collection of eco-focused bike hire facilities available. This includes a site where you also can hire e-bikes charged by solar energy!
Cornwall - Cornwall has some fantastic Cornish Cycle Tours based in Rosenannon, near Bodmin. They not only offer e-bikes to hire but also guided tours for those of all abilities and ages.
Forest of dean - If you’re someone who loves the challenge of uneven roads, or winding country roads, this place offers it all! The Wye Valley has plenty on offer for e-bikers, including guided tours.
Now you’ve got all of these great places to visit, it’s no doubt that you’ll have a fantastic summer this year! You could always try somewhere new like Brighton as well!