Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by mtb Da » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 02:56:38


Not sure if this belongs in rec.misc?

Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.
I'm looking at costs of flying bikes over vs renting there.  We would
need light touring bikes, triples, with light baggage racks, for two
***s and two pre***s, preferably tiagra quality or higher.  Any
thoughts?

 
 
 

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by A.Le » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 03:39:33

Quote:

> Not sure if this belongs in rec.misc?

> Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.
> I'm looking at costs of flying bikes over vs renting there.  We would
> need light touring bikes, triples, with light baggage racks, for two
> ***s and two pre***s, preferably tiagra quality or higher.  Any
> thoughts?

Not sure where to rent, but I'll cross-post to uk.rec.cycling where
you'll get a better response.
Alan.

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Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by Gerald » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 05:21:21



Quote:
> > Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.
> > I'm looking at costs of flying bikes over vs renting there.  We would
> > need light touring bikes, triples, with light baggage racks, for two
> > ***s and two pre***s, preferably tiagra quality or higher.  Any
> > thoughts?
> Not sure where to rent, but I'll cross-post to uk.rec.cycling where
> you'll get a better response.
> Alan.

There is a hire place in Charminster, Bournemouth called "on yer Bike"
which several people I know have used without problems.
www.onyerbike.co.uk is their website I think...

 
 
 

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by p.k. » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 07:16:03

Quote:

> Not sure if this belongs in rec.misc?

> Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.
> I'm looking at costs of flying bikes over vs renting there.  We would
> need light touring bikes, triples, with light baggage racks, for two
> ***s and two pre***s, preferably tiagra quality or higher.  Any
> thoughts?

try posting to uk.rec.cycling

pk

 
 
 

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by listerfar.. » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 09:45:42


Quote:


> > > Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.
> > > I'm looking at costs of flying bikes over vs renting there.  We would
> > > need light touring bikes, triples, with light baggage racks, for two
> > > ***s and two pre***s, preferably tiagra quality or higher.  Any
> > > thoughts?
> > Not sure where to rent, but I'll cross-post to uk.rec.cycling where
> > you'll get a better response.
> > Alan.

> There is a hire place in Charminster, Bournemouth called "on yer Bike"
> which several people I know have used without problems.www.onyerbike.co.ukis their website I think...

Thanks.  I have written to them for info.
L
 
 
 

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by !Jone » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 11:20:44

On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 10:56:38 -0700, in rec.bicycles.tech mtb Dad

Quote:

>Not sure if this belongs in rec.misc?

>Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.
>I'm looking at costs of flying bikes over vs renting there.  We would
>need light touring bikes, triples, with light baggage racks, for two
>***s and two pre***s, preferably tiagra quality or higher.  Any
>thoughts?

We ride tandem and usually rent as opposed to shipping a bike.  I have
found that, in the US, anyway, I generally get very poor equipment.
My worst story is from Chicago where I reserved a high-quality tandem
only to learn that all they had was a very cheap piece of junk.  After
two hours, we took it back and they wanted to charge me the two-day
rental.  They threatened to call the police, so I paid and charged
fraud to the credit card company... they finally settled for $36
(+tax) for less than two hours on a piece of s**t bike.

I have had better luck in Europe.  The 600 lb gorillia of the bicycle
rental business is liability insurance.  Try to find a shop that
doesn't do rentals and make an offerwith a waiver.  It has never
worked, but it sounds like a good idea.

Jones

 
 
 

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by ivan.ar.. » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 20:42:03

Quote:
> > Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.
> > I'm looking at costs of flying bikes over vs renting there.

"Saddles and Paddles" in Exeter.

It's on the quayside, right on NCR2.

http://www.saddlepaddle.co.uk/

fboab

 
 
 

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by Nick Ke » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 01:08:39

On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 19:39:33 +0100

Quote:


> > Not sure if this belongs in rec.misc?

> > Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.

Try asking for a more specific area.  Plenty of places will hire bikes,
but I couldn't tell you what kind of terms they'd offer.  For example,
both the bike shops here in Tavistock have bikes for hire.

--
not me guv

 
 
 

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by mtb Da » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 02:55:55


Quote:
> > > Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.
> > > I'm looking at costs of flying bikes over vs renting there.

> "Saddles and Paddles" in Exeter.

> It's on the quayside, right on NCR2.

> http://www.saddlepaddle.co.uk/

> fboab

They don't seem to carry the kind of bike I mentioned. Just hybrids
and cruiser type bikes.
 
 
 

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by mtb Da » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 02:57:20


Quote:


> > > Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.
> > > I'm looking at costs of flying bikes over vs renting there.  We would
> > > need light touring bikes, triples, with light baggage racks, for two
> > > ***s and two pre***s, preferably tiagra quality or higher.  Any
> > > thoughts?
> > Not sure where to rent, but I'll cross-post to uk.rec.cycling where
> > you'll get a better response.
> > Alan.

> There is a hire place in Charminster, Bournemouth called "on yer Bike"
> which several people I know have used without problems.www.onyerbike.co.ukis their website I think...

Thanks but they don't seem to have the kind of bike I referred to.
 
 
 

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by mtb Da » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 02:58:04


Quote:

> > Not sure if this belongs in rec.misc?

> > Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.
> > I'm looking at costs of flying bikes over vs renting there.  We would
> > need light touring bikes, triples, with light baggage racks, for two
> > ***s and two pre***s, preferably tiagra quality or higher.  Any
> > thoughts?

> try posting to uk.rec.cycling

> pk

Thanks. I have done so.
 
 
 

Bike rental/hire in Dorset/Devon UK

Post by mtb Da » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 02:59:41


Quote:
> On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 19:39:33 +0100



> > > Not sure if this belongs in rec.misc?

> > > Thinking of a family cycling holiday in Dorset/Devon UK next summer.

> Try asking for a more specific area.  Plenty of places will hire bikes,
> but I couldn't tell you what kind of terms they'd offer.  For example,
> both the bike shops here in Tavistock have bikes for hire.

> --
> not me guv

I think the type of bike is more likely to be the limiting factor than
the location, but we will be based in Lyme Regis.  Maybe hiring in
London and bring them down on the train?