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Please call 07823 591416

Or email bikes@skernlodge.co.uk


Bideford Bicycle Hire

Situated in North Devon’s picturesque Tarka country, Bideford Bicycle Hire is the perfect place to hire a bicycle to explore the 34 mile traffic free Tarka Trail cycle route. Our bike depot is situated in the middle of the cycle trail offering you the choice of cycling south towards Torrington and Meeth or North to Barnstaple then onto Braunton. Either route offers a flat traffic free tarmac path allowing you the opportunity to take in the wonderful countryside views Devon is so famed for and enjoy some of the great local produce from one of the many pubs or cafes along the route.

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Taking the route South you can experience the stunning wooded valleys as the Torridge estuary narrows with the chance of seeing the otters or herons fishing. Journeying North the estuary widens until the Taw and Torridge estuaries meet near Instow and Appledore offering far reaching views past sand dunes and surf out towards Lundy island.

Hire fleet of 200 bikes

We run a hire fleet of 200 bikes and as well as hiring bikes to individuals, families and groups of friends we can also cater for large school/corporate parties and hen & stag parties too.

We have cycles to suit all ages and abilities from tandems, trailers, tag-a-longs and trikes, to mountain bikes & hybrids.
The Dawes, Land Rover or Claud Butler hybrids offer the comfort of a touring bike and the gears of a mountain bike, they have a back rack for carrying bags and mudguards.

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Bikes for children

We have a range of bikes for children who have mastered two wheels and for those who haven’t we have the Tag-a-longs, trikes, buggies and child seats. Child seats can be fitted behind our gents or ladies hybrids and can carry a max weight of 22kgs (48 lbs [3st 6lbs]). The child seats have a three point safety harness fitted, though the child does need to be able to sit up on their own.

Tag-a-longs are fitted to our hybrids and are recommended for 4 to 8 year old children. They are ideal for kids that ride with stabilisers or those who tire quickly.

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Buggies / Trailers for kids & dogs

Buggies/Trailers are towed behind our bikes and can carry 1 or 2 children with lots of room in the back for a picnic. We have adult trikes (3 wheels) for those who are a bit unstable on two wheels. The Trikes have a large basket on the back for carrying your bags, picnics or small dogs.

Bicycle spares, repairs & accessories

We have a shop selling bicycle spares and accessories, please call us on 07823 591416 if you would like to book your bike in to be serviced or repaired. We have Free car parking for our customers with direct access onto the Tarka trail.