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Bike Hire Agreement : Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions form part of the Agreement made between Lake District Bike Hire Ltd and the Hirer.

It is hereby agreed as follows:

Lake District Bike Hire Ltd rent bicycles reserved by prior reservation or hired at Lowick Green or Coal Yeat Farm.

Payment:

Online: Payment for the full period of bike hire becomes due on receipt of a Paypal invoice, which will be emailed immediately upon the bike/bikes being booked. Payment of this Paypal invoice will confirm the reservation. A credit card deposit is also required for all bike hire, which will be held on deposit via Paypal, and returned in full on the safe, undamaged return of the hired bike. [see full terms and conditions].

Last minute: For clients wishing to hire locally, without advance online booking, may hire a bike/bikes with a credit card payment. The hire fee and the deposit will be taken via Paypal. If wishing to pay by cash a £50 deposit per bike is required.

Cancellation of a bike reservation:

Cancellations made up until 30 days before the first rental day: A full refund will be given.
Cancellations made between 29 days up until 15 days before the first rental day: a refund of 50% of the amount paid will be given.
Cancellations made between 14 days up until 7 days before the first rental day: a refund of 20% of the amount paid will be given.
Cancellations within 7 days before the first rental day: The full amount of the rental is payable and no refunds will be given.

Delivery Service:

Delivery and collection of cycles hired will be made is free of charge within 3 miles of Lowick Green. Deliveries can be made to other location for a supplementary charge depending upon the distance from Lowick Green. Alternatively bikes can be collected and delivered to our premises.

Important: Cycles will only be delivered to/handed over to the person named on the rental contract, upon production of the identification set out above.

Rented Equipment:

Bicycles and equipment hired on a rental agreement remain the property of Lake District Bike Hire Ltd. The hirer is obliged to take good care of the bicycle(s) hired and to take all precautions necessary to protect them from damage, loss or theft.

The hirer is responsible for informing Lake District Bike Hire Ltd of any damage or loss sustained to or from the bicycle during the period of hire. Unless you have chosen to take out our cover against damage (excluding theft and loss), upon return of the bicycle at the end of the rental period a representative of Lake District Bike Hire Ltd will examine the equipment and, if satisfied that there are no losses or damage, will sign to confirm the cancellation of the credit card deposit. If for any reason a full inspection is not possible at the time of return (e.g. You are in a hurry, or another person returns the bike on your behalf) the deposit will be retained until such examination can be carried out.

Should any damage be sustained to the bicycle or any components during the hire period, the hirer is responsible for the full replacement cost at current market price of the whole or part of the bicycle so damaged. In selecting to confirm the reservation and signing this agreement the hirer are accepting that any damage found to the bicycle after return will be charged to her credit card. In such circumstances will be informed by email of details of the damage and amount charged.

Important: all bicycles will be provided with a lock and the hirer is responsible for ensuring that it is adequately secured during the period of hire. The hirer will be responsible for the full replacement cost of the bicycle, at current market price, if it is lost or stolen during the period of hire.

Collection of bicycles at the beginning of hire:

By accepting the bicycle(s) the hirer accepts that they receives the bike in a good technical, safe and clean condition. The bicycles must be returned in the same condition in which they left the shop. The bicycle must not be used for off-road use nor be taken onto the sand of the beaches.

When the hirer does not have the bicycle in view he is obliged to ensure that the bike is securely locked and it is recommended that the bicycle remains with the client wherever possible.

Liability in case of accident:

Lake District Bike Hire Ltd does not provide any cover nor cannot accept any liability for potential liability to third parties (i.e. damage caused to others or their property). It is recommended that you take out insurance to cover such liability or ensure that your holiday insurance covers this. If in doubt, check with your insurance company.

It is recommended that you carry your insurance documentation and identification with you at all times whilst cycling. Lake District Bike Hire Ltd does not accept any liability for any damage or injury to the hirer during the period of hire. Helmets can be provided by Lake District Bike Hire Ltd. It is the hirer’s own responsibility to ensure that they comply with the traffic laws at all times.

The number of the emergency services 999. We recommend you take a mobile phone with you if possible. John Sutcliffe’s mobile number is 07887 731 552.

Civil Responsibility and Limitations:

Hirer is responsible for respecting the existing UK traffic laws.
The hirer is responsible for all damages that occur whether to himself or anyone else within the rental period. Lake District Bike Hire Ltd does not accept liability for any claims by third parties regarding accidents, wounds, blows or damages caused by the hirer nor to their property, or loss of objects for whatever reason outside of the control of Lake District Bike Hire Ltd.

This contract conforms to UK law. The hirer agrees that this contract is binding on his family, his heirs, his legal assigns and his administrators and executors. The place of jurisdiction/law applicable to this contract being that exclusively of the UK.