Plan your perfect Adventure...

Cycle hire, guided rides and tuition

Cycle Hire in EdenCyclists at the River Eden, Appleby

Wayfarers Hostel
19 Brunswick Square, Penrith, CA11 7LR
Telephone: 01768 866011

Mini Eden Balance Bike Hire in Kirkby Stephen: Balance Bike Hire for young folks aged 18m to 4yrs approx.

Our BikesMini Eden cyclist are the LT and GT models of the stylish, lightweight and high quality Banana Bike. These bikes are incredibly lightweight, perfect for when tired kids hand them over to the grown-ups to carry! We are based in the beautiful market town of Kirkby Stephen, where there are plenty of routes perfect for both buggies and balance bikes (including the stunning Viaduct Walk along the disused railway). We are fully insured for Balance Bike Hire and our hire period starts from as little as one hour - through to a whole week. Helmets provided at no extra cost if needed.

Mini Eden (the green kids shop), Fletcher Hill. Main Street, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4QH
Telephone or text: 07944 230951

Cycle Hire at Lowther CastleCycling signpost at Lowther Castle

In a busy world, days out bring precious opportunities to spend time with family and friends. With its castle ruins, gardens, exhibition and huge adventure playground, Lowther Castle has plenty to offer young and old.

Now, in tandem with Arragon's Cycles of Penrith, Lowther Castle is offering cycle-hire - so visitors can add even more to their day out by hiring bikes and going 'Lowther alfresco'.

Arragon's Cycles is a well-known independent family business and has been part of the Penrith landscape for over 50 years.  It is Shimano Service Centre Accredited and in 2017, was a regional winner of Britain's Best Bike Shop. The team is highly experienced and well-positioned to equip you with the bike best suited for your adventure.


Electric Bikes

Electric bicycles are a great way to explore the fantastic countryside around Eden. The gentle power from the electric motor gives you a push up the hills and makes the flat terrain feel like you are going down hill. With a range of over 60 miles - you can call in to the many attractions pubs and cafes that are on the charge scheme to get the battery topped up with charge to extend the range on your day out.

Cycling family photo courtesy of the Nurture Eden Photo Library

Electric Bike Hire in Alston

  • Electric bike hire (2 bikes) is available from North Pennine Cycles in Nenthead, for more information telephone 01434 381324 or visit the North Pennine Cycles website
  • Discover the North Pennines by bike! Visit the North Pennines website for more information on cycling

Electric Bike Hire in Kirkby Stephen

Eden-E-Motion are a specialised electric bike company in Hartley, Kirkby Stephen who sell, repair and now hire electric bikes. Hire bikes are available to explore our beautiful local area for a day or half-day. Full instruction is given prior to departure so if you can ride a bike, you can ride an electric bike! (it's just easier!) Although the bikes extend your range and possibilities, you can still pedal as much or as little as you want.  Helmets (not legally required but very much recommended) and locks are provided.

You will need a picture i.d. and a deposit on a credit or debit card. Ample parking is available or we can deliver and or pick up for a small charge. Should the worst happen on your ride we are on call to help. We can also rent panniers if you want to take a picnic (or waterproofs!) Our individual rates start at £25 for half day and £45 for a whole. Longer periods and business rentals, available on request. 

Visit the Eden-E-Motion website for more information.


Electric Bikes in Penrith

(Regional Best Bike Shop award winners) Arragon's Cycles have a fully equipped Cyclists at Great Asby photo by Tony West courteys of the Nurture Eden Photo LibraryShimano Service Centre with diagnostics tools for software updates and repairing system glitches, covering all makes of electric cycle components.  With a wide range of electric bikes on display in store, you can arrange a test ride or perhaps enjoy a longer trial hiring one of their fleet of pedal assist bikes from Lowther Castle - hire fee redeemable on purchase of an ebike.

Visit the Arragon's website for more information.

Charging Points

The Charge My Street website lists charging points in Cumbria and the Lake District National Park website lists the charging points in its Car Parks.


Guided Rides and Tuition

Adventure Cycling, 13 Meadowcroft, Penrith, CA11 8EH
Telephone: 07736 816700

Cycle Active, Brougham Hall, Brougham, Penrith, CA10 2DE
Telephone: 01768 840400