If you’re visiting Scotland, or if like me, you’re a fair weather or occasional cyclist, then hiring a bicycle would probably be more cost effective than actually buying one.
That’s why I’ve put together this handy directory of Scotland bicycle hire. More and more people are taking to cycling around Scotland as an ideal way to see the best of the country on some of our excellent cycle tracks, and to enjoy the clean air.
And with all the fitness benefits that come with good exercise, it’s easy to see why bicycle shops are booming. For regular cyclists, owning your own bicycle is probably your best option, but with some people the biggest problem is storage space. If you’re short of space in the home or garage, then hiring a bicycle solves the problem.
The ‘Bicycle hire capital of Scotland’ has to be Millport, on the Isle of Cumbrae. It’s the only town on the Island, and Cumbrae’s so small that a bike ride round the Island will take you on a journey of just 10.25 miles. There are 3 cycle hire shops here offering hundreds of bicycles between them, and although they don’t have websites, you’ll find them when you get there, trust me. So Scotland bicycle hire has to start in Millport which can be reached from Largs with a nice 10 minute Ferry Crossing.
Scotland Bicycle Hire Shops
The Pavilion, Victoria Road, Ballater AB35 5QQ
Tel: 013397 55864
34 Argyll Street, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8NE
Tel: 01546 603511
45 Main Street, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire KA3 2SY
Tel: 01563 544488
23 Eglinton Street, Irvine KA10 8AX
Tel: 01294 272712
73 Main Road, Glengarnock, Ayrshire KA14 3AA
Tel : 01505 682401
The Break Pad
Kirroughtree Visiors Centre, Palnure, Newton Stewart DG8 7BE
Tel: 01671 401303
Castle Douglas Cycle Centre
Church Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1EA
Tel: 01556 504542
7 – 11, Lochrin Place, Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QX
Tel: 0131 228 6633
4 Lochy Crescent, Inverlochy, Fort William PH33 6NG
Tel: 01397 705555
Ticket To Ride
Cantraybruich Cottage, Culloden Moor, Inverness IV2 5EG
Tel: 07902 242301
Highland Bicycle Co
16a Telford Street, Inverness IV3 5JZ
Tel: 01463 234789
3 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5BX
Tel: 01796 473859
North Road, Lerwick, Shetland Islands ZE1 0NT
Tel: 01595 692709
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