Things to do
Updated 29 March 2021
Cycle Hire Open
Cycle Hire will re-open from 29 March 2021 in line with step 1 of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.
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.
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 manufacturer’s 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 priced according to size/height.
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
Dorset February Half Term – last hire 3.30pm
Dorset Easter Holidays – last hire 4.00pm
April to Dorset Summer Holidays – last hire 4.30pm
Dorset May Half Term – last hire 5.00pm
Dorset Summer Holidays – last hire 5.30pm
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.
Valid from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2022
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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 Visitor Centre or call the Rangers on 01425 470721.
Our Cycling Code
Give way to horses and walkers
- Make sure they hear you approach
- Ride carefully when you pass
- Carry a snack and drink and take a mobile phone if you have one
- Wearing a helmet will reduce the risk of head injury
- Wear sensible clothing and footwear, especially in the winter or bad weather
- Always follow warning signs