Monday, August 18, 2008

Rent Bikes in London

Thinking of renting a bike? A number of London cycle companies supply bicycle hire by the hour, or by the day. This method offers a very accessible way to try cycling in London.

Motivations to rent a bike:

Sightseeing tourists seeking a healthier, more engaging way to tour London; by bike.

  • Drivers and train commuters investigating the feasibility of cycling, prior to joining a cycle to work scheme.
  • Cyclists in quest of something exciting and unusual, e.g. tandems, recumbent bikes, Nihola Child carrying bikes.
  • Short-term London residents, to whom it’s more economical to rent a bike.
  • Cycle commuters needing a replacement bicycle while their bike is serviced.
  • Parents organising a family day out, renting kids bikes, in ultra-safe, traffic-free, green spaces.
  • Businesses hiring bicycles during bike week to encourage staff to cycle.
  • Infrequent cyclists, who have no storage space.
  • Clever Londoners circumventing the hassle of train or tube strikes.

Where To Rent A Bike In

Bicycle hire companies and rates:

Go Pedal - Bike Hire

Bike Type: "Classic city cruiser".
Cost: from £19 per day.
Chrome mudguards.
Baggage rack.
Helmet and 'D' lock included.

Family Bike Hire
£7 per hour for kids bikes.
£7 per hour for full-size conventional bikes.
£12 per hour to hire tandems.
£15 per hour for recumbent bikes.

OY Bike - London Bike Rental
Bike Type: "yellow rental bikes".
Cost: £2 per hour,
with a sliding scale;
up to £8 per day.
Mainly available in West London.

Velorution - Folding Bike Hire
Bike Type: Folding bikes.
(Brompton / Dahon, etc).
Cost: £20 per day,
£15 per subsequent day.

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Anonymous said...

Very useful, thank you! Me and my wife will be coming to London soon, and have heard that to cycle between the sights is great fun!

Velorution said...

Velorution here:

Our daily charge is actually £15.00.
For £5 extra, we will deliver the bike to W1, WC1, WC2.

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