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Cycle hire

Cycle hire

Follow waymarked cycle routes, make your own route along the many miles of gravel tracks or explore beyond the boundaries of Moors Valley. Mountain bikes in all sizes along with trailers, tag-a-longs and child seats are available to hire every day of the year (except 25th Dec). Sorry - bikes cannot be reserved in advance.

We have a large fleet of adults bikes and a good selection of child bikes in various sizes, plus child seats, trailers and tag-a-longs. It is not possible to reserve bikes in advance; they are available on a first come first served basis.

Suggested suitable height is 3ft 9in to 4ft 11in (115cm-150cm).
Maximum weight is  5 stone (32kg / 70.5lb)

Minimum age for trailers is 12 months
Maximum weight for trailers is 7 stone (44.5kg / 98lb).
A maximum of 2 children can be seated in the trailer, with seat belts.

Child seats:
Minimum age for child seats is 9 months.
Maximum weight for child seats is 2 stone (12.7kg / 28lb).

Where a weight or min age is indicated these are manufacturers guidelines and must be adhered to. Heights are advisory. Cycle Hire staff reserve the right to refuse a hire on the grounds of safety e.g. if a child does not demonstrate adequate balance on a tagalong or cannot reach the pedals.

Child and adult bikes are charged for according to size/height.

Opening Times

Open daily from 9.30am (closed Christmas Day).
Last hire time varies throughout the year. All bikes must be back 1 hour after the last hire time.

November to March – last hire 3.00pm (4.30pm during February Half Term)
Easter holidays – last hire 4.30pm
April to August – last hire 4.30pm (5.00pm in Spring Bank and 5.30pm in Summer holidays)
September and October – last hire 4.00pm


Proof of identity is essential (photo ID card, driving licence or signed credit card).
Deposit: £10.00 per 4 bikes – CASH ONLY
Please be aware that loss or damage to any cycle or trailer is the hirer’s responsibility and any damages must be paid for.

Current charges

(valid until 28th February 2019)

1 hour2 hours3 hoursAll day
Adult bike£6.50£12.00£16.00£19.00
Child bike£5.00£9.00£12.00£15.00
Wheelchair bikeFreeFreeFreeFree
Child seat£2.50£4.00£6.00£6.00

Please note: price of hiring trailers, tag-a-longs and child seats does not include hire of the bicycle. Child seats, trailers and tag-alongs can be only fitted to hire bikes i.e. cannot be fitted to your own bikes.

Gift vouchers are available for the amount of your choice. No change given. Please ask at the Information Point in the Visitor Centre or call the Rangers on 01425 470721.

Ranger-led cycle events

Ranger-led cycle events

The Rangers organise many cycle rides throughout the year, from introductory courses for adults who want to get back in the saddle to more demanding off-road events for regular riders. They also run mountain bike events for children during the school holidays. Please look at the events page for details of forthcoming cycle events by date.