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Cycles for hire in the Lake District... we have the bike for you

We have a variety of bikes, including E-bikes, available for hire at Lake District Bikes, suitable for all levels of cyclists. Bikes can be hired on a daily or weekly basis and must be pre-booked.

If you’re looking to explore the Lake District, then a bike ride is a great way to do it, whilst taking in the breath taking scenery.

  • All bikes are supplied with a lock and key.
  • A pump and full puncture repair kit is also supplied.
  • All bikes are individually fitted to the hirer on collection.
  • Free parking and toilet facilities on site.
  • Bikes can be delivered by arrangement to your accommodation.

Bike hire by appointment only. Booking in advance is essential.

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Hiring the bikes from John was extremely easy and efficient. He picked us up, fitted us up with modern, well-maintained mountain bikes, gave us some tips on places to visit and picked the bikes up on our last day. It really was a great service and having the bikes made for a very memorable and special holiday....  Read Reviews

Flagship bikes - The Best Road Bikes Available.. for the dedicated "Roadie"

What are Flagship Bikes?

Quite frankly they are the lightest, most responsive road frames coupled with the best components. Shimano Dura-ace and Ultegra electronic Di2 gears, Controltec, Shimano or Hed Carbon wheels and Continental tyres all add up to offer you the opportunity to experience the ultimate thrill of riding in the Lake District. Each bike is unique, offering the perfect fit for the majority of cyclists. Please see the individual bike specification page for in depth details of each individual bike, to choose the one to suit you.

There are four Trek Madone bikes with their carbon frames and the titanium framed Lynskey Helios OS completes the flagship range available for 2017.


The Lynskey Helix our titanium flagship bike

Flagship bike Trek Madone 6.2

Trek Madone 6.2 our Flagship bike

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Trek Madone 9.2 Flagship bike

Trek Madone Project One 56cm Flagship Bike

Trek Madone Project One Flagship bike


Flagship bikes are supplied with a Garmin, heart rate belt and cadence sensor. All the Trek bikes are fitted with Trek Duo Trap and therefore are Ant+ and may be able to sync with your mobile phone apps.

Frame sizes to suit both women and men.

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Enigma And Airborne Titanium Road Bikes For Men


These top end Titanium Road Bikes are state-of-the-art and are fitted with the highest level of Campagnolo, Sram and Shimano gears.

Some have triple chain sets, some have compact chain sets, and all are ready to ride whatever the Lake District can offer you.

Garmin bike computers are available for hire or you can bring your own.

Men's titanium road bike with a triple Durace group set.

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Titanium Airborne Zeppelin Road Bike for hire

New Titanium Bike for the Hire Fleet for Men

An Airborne Zeppelin has joined my road bike hire fleet for 2016. This is the largest 58 framed bike available and will suit the tallest cyclists. This bike has a very high spec with carbon forks, stem and handlebars coupled with Bontrager race wheels, and is extremely light. Continental Grand Prix Four Seasons 25m have been mounted on the wheels to provide long lasting grip and added comfort. These tyres were recently top rated as the best all round tyre in the Cycling plus magazine and are the tyres of choice on my own bike. The gears on this bike are Shimano 105 with a compact front derailleur and a 10 speed 11-28 cassette. This offers an excellent range of gearing well suited to touring and the less steep climbs of the southern Lake District.

For cyclists attempting the tough rides, the other Titanium framed Zeppelin with a triple front derailleur will give a better option of climbing gears. The bikes have been professionally built by Dave at DC Cycles, Ulverston.

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Trek Madone Carbon Road Bikes For Ladies

I bought my wife a Trek Madone 4.7 and she loves it! The bike is light and responsive with a good range of 22 gears. It is fitted with special saddles for ladies so you can ride all day in comfort as you glide through the lanes of the Lake District.

Most of these Trek bikes are fitted with a Duo Trap ANT+ Digital speed-cadence sensor which may be compatible with apps on your smartphone, and are compatible with Garmin devices which may be hired at additional cost.

Trek 4.7 WSD Carbon bike with a compact group set.

This Ladies Trek 4.7 has been upgraded for 2016 with a complete new Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset and new wheels. These new gears offer 22 options with a compact front mec and an 11-32 rear cassette. this is now a real climbing bike to tackle everything that the Lakeland hills throw at you, but is equally at home offering touring enjoyment. The new Mavic Open Pro wheels have been hand built by Hewitt Cycles, Leyland and are mounted with Continental Grand Prix Four Seasons 25m tyres for a free rolling, grippy, comfortable ride.

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Trek Unisex electric bike


Electric Bikes (E-Bikes)

New for 2017!

Electric bikes offer additional power which allows a relatively unfit person to enjoy cycling with their family or friends.

We have a range of sizes to suit men, ladies and teenagers over the age of 14.

Try them... you'll love them!

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Bikes For Teenagers


We have road bikes for smaller teenagers, but taller boys and girls will be able to ride all the above bikes above, which are available in a range of frame sizes. Unfortunately the law states you have to be over 14 years of age to ride an E-bike 'on road'.

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Leisure Bikes For Families


These leisure bikes with flat handle bars and easy gears are ideal for easy bike rides and taking in the views when cycling with younger or older family members.

*I offer a special weekly family package of 2 leisure bikes and two old used children's bikes.

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Bikes For Kids... Old and New


These older bikes are fully serviceable and roadworthy but have been well used and are already scuffed so there is no stress in the children inevitably scratching the bikes. They can be included at a massive discount in a weekly family package.

Other new children's bikes have been added in 2017 best suited to 7-14 year olds. These bikes have 6 gear rear cassettes with twist gear changes on the handlebars. These bikes ride very well on the roads or for playing around your accommodation. They have a good range of seat adjustment to enable a quick set up to suit the size of the children.

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All Terrain Mountain Bikes


Either fitted with smooth road tyres or stubby off road tyres, these hard tail mountain bikes are multi-purpose giving both on or off road options.


Specialised Mountain bike with front suspension

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Bike Trailer Hire For Camping Touring


These trailers, which attach to the rear of any of the hire bikes for towing, are ideal for carrying camping gear and baggage in. I can meet you at a local train station with a bike and trailer so you can set off immediately on your travels around the Lakes and Dales. And don't forget they are designed to carry young children!


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Service Your Bike

DC cycles in Ulverston are offering a priority service to all our clients who are holidaying in The Lake District. Dave is a fully trained, experienced and trusted bike mechanic (Cytec level 3) and also the shop owner. I trust his expertise on my Enigma road bike and he services our entire hire bike fleet.

  • You are guaranteed an excellent service or overhaul of your road/mountain bike by this skilled bike enthusiast.
  • Prior booking is essential (please don't forget to mention A call to Dave on 01229 585025 will reserve you a convenient service slot or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Check out for a great range of cycling clothes and accessories. Shop located next to a large car park in the market town of Ulverston.

Don’t forget your bike should be serviced every year to ensure its safe to ride.

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You can now book your bike hire online.

Please note all bike hire must be booked in advance.

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Hire Rates

Flagship bikes* - top spec carbon road bikes or titanium

£50 per day£300 per week

Men's Titanium or carbon road bike

£25 per day£120 per week

Ladies Trek Carbon road bike

£25 per day£120 per week

Leisure geared bikes

£20 per day£100 per week

Mountain bikes

£25 per day£120 per week

Children's Road/Mountain bikes

£15 per day£75 per week

Flagship E-bikes

£50 per day£275 per week


£36 per day£200 per week

E-bike Carriers

£20 per day£100 per week

Helmet hire

£5 per day£20 per week

Bike shoes size 7 or 8.5

£5 per day£20 per week

Waterproof cycling fluorescent coat

£5 per day£20 per week

Bike trailer

£10 per day£60 per week

*Flagship bikes are supplied with a Garmin, heart rate belt and cadence sensor, the Trek 6 being ANT+


BOOKINGS can be made by sending an email to John, who will issue a Paypal invoice for payment.

Payment must be made via Paypal IN FULL by credit card in advance of hiring, with an additional refundable deposit of £50.

Delivery/collection of hired bikes

  • Over 3 miles from Lowick £5 extra
  • From 3-10 miles from Lowick £10 extra
  • Over 10 miles up to a maximum of 15 miles £20 extra.

It is essential that bikes are booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Alternatively you can use our online booking system.

Travelling from abroad

If you have your own bike at home and love your own saddle and pedals please bring them along with your cycling shoes. John can quickly fit these to a bike of your choice.

Bringing your own bike

A great idea as nothing is as comfy and confidence giving as your own bike. However, Manchester airport is not very bike box friendly as all the exits and entries to the terminals have been narrowed for security. John can collect bikes and bikers from Manchester airport.

Driving from Europe

If travelling from Europe or the UK by car, no problem. We have teamed up with the local bike shop in Ulverston to provide a first class bike service and cover any emergency breakdown. A serviced bike is a safe bike.

Don’t forget to bring your own helmets, pedals and gloves.

Hire Info

All bikes are supplied with a pump, puncture repair kit and a spare inner tube. The inner tube will be charged for if used.

A cleaning charge of £10  will be levied on any bike returned in a filthy condition.

Duotap is ant + compatible and may link with your phone apps or your own bike computer.

A range of different pedals are available to match most bike shoe cleats. Unless requested all bikes are rented with flat pedals as standard.

The specification on the bikes is subject to change. Some bikes are available with different wheels/cassettes to match the rider's ability/fitness.

Guided cycling adventure rides in the lake District

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Guided cycle rides in the Lake District from easy to tough.

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