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    Road Bike Hire

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    For all our cycling trips we have an excellent fleet of bikes available to hire.

    Included in the hire cost is an accidental damage waiver which covers accidental damage to the bike that may occur during the trip.

    Each bike comes equipped with a bike computer, a compact handlebar bag plus a saddle bag with a spare tube, tyre levers and a pump.

    To do our bit for the planet and fitting in it with our ethos, we will no longer be supplying water bottles. If you wish to bring your own bottle, your bike will be fitted with a water-bottle cage for your convenience.

    Helmets are included as standard with our bike hire, however, if you prefer please feel free to bring your own.

    You can choose from 2 different types of bike, each of which is available for any one of our road cycling holidays and come in a full range of sizes to fit every rider.

    Pricing Read More

    Road Bike – £300 (5 Countries is £350)
    E-Bike – £425* (5 Countries is £495)

    *If you think that you or a travelling companion would need an e-bike to complete the trip please speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants before booking.

    Please note that since our 5 Countries tour is a longer trip, bike hire costs £350 per bike for road and £495 for e-bikes.

    Benefits of hiring from us Read More
    • You don’t need to worry about transporting your bike to or from the start/end point
    • Your bike will be fully customised for you and ready to ride on Day 1
    • We will ensure it is kept in top condition during the trip
    • You simply hand the bike back at the journey’s end
    How to reserve your bike Read More
    • Online – Simply note that you require a hire bike in your traveller notes when you book. The hire cost will be added to your invoice when we process your booking.
    • Phone – Simply let us know you want to hire a bike and we can add it to your booking.
    Sizing and customisation Read More

    After booking we will send you an online form to complete with your sizing information and any specific requests for your bike setup. This will let us assign you a bike and have it set to your requirements for when you arrive.

    Trek - Domane AL 5

    The first bike in our range is a road bike which is the Domane AL 5. Suited perfectly to true road biking, the Domane performs well on Scotland’s sweeping roads. The frame is built from Trek’s highest quality aluminium with a lightweight carbon fork there’s little wonder the Domane has been one of Trek’s best selling road bikes for many years. You’ll find a full Shimano 105 groupset throughout, including hydraulic disc brakes which offer superior braking performance in all weather conditions. The 11-speed gearing and wide-range cassette which means you have the gears to ride up even the most challenging climbs you’ll find on our trips.

    Rounding off the bike are hand picked 32mm tyres which may be a little wider than what you’re used to on a road bike but offer a massive increase in comfort and control without any increase in rolling resistance or loss of speed.

    In the Trek Domane, we think we’ve found a bike that is ideal for the type of riding you’ll experience in the UK. Whatever the terrain or surface, the Domane inspires confidence while delivering a level of comfort rarely found on a road bike.

    Specifications

    Domane AL 5 | Frameset Read More
    Frame
    100 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal routing, mudguard mounts, DuoTrap S-compatible, flat-mount disc, 142×12 mm thru axle
    Fork
    Domane AL carbon, tapered alloy steerer, internal brake routing, mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 12×100 mm thru axle
    Domane AL 5 | Wheels Read More
    Front hub
    Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 100×12 mm thru axle
    Rear hub
    Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142×12 mm thru axle
    Rims
    Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 21 mm width, presta valve
    Domane AL 5 | Drivetrain Read More
    Shifters
    Shimano 105 R7020, 11-speed
    Front derailleur
    Shimano 105 R7000, 31 mm clamp
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano 105 R7000, long cage, 34T max cog
    Crank
    Shimano 105, 50/34 (compact)
    Bottom bracket
    Shimano press-fit
    Cassette
    Shimano HG800, 11-34, 11-speed
    Chain
    Shimano HG600, 11-speed
    Domane AL 5 | Components Read More
    Seatpost
    Bontrager Comp, 6061 alloy, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset, 250 mm length
    Handlebar
    Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-SF, alloy, 31.8 mm, internal Di2 routing, 75 mm reach, 128 mm drop, 38 cm width
    Grips
    Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
    Stem
    Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts
    Head set
    Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
    Brake set
    Shimano BR-R7070 flat mount hydraulic disc
    Domane AL 5 | Weight Read More
    Weight
    56 – 10.10 kg / 22.27 lbs

    Trek - E-Bike - Allant + 5

     

    The second option is to embrace the revolution and rent an E-bike for your trip. If you’ve never ridden an E-bike before, be ready for a lot of fun. Everyone who tested these bikes from the Wilderness Team had a smile as wide as the Atlantic, simply great fun.

    However, we should probably explain that if you’re looking for a motorbike you’re going to be disappointed! This is still a bicycle which will give you a workout. You will also need to have cycling experience in line with our trip gradings and importantly, road awareness. The motor on the ebike amplifies your pedalling effort, helping you along the way. If you ride an E-bike, you’ll find both the miles and hills less challenging, leaving you to enjoy the terrain and landscapes to the fullest extent. Riding an E-bike may provide the opportunity to experience some of our more challenging trips and also, share the experience with partners or friends.

    The E-bikes we have selected are the Allant+5 * which feature a lightweight aluminium frame, and a 500-watt Bosch Performance CX mid-drive motor capable of helping you sustain speeds up to 25 km/h (15mph) all controlled from a handlebar-mounted switch. The Allant+5 also has wide 45mm tyres for extra stability and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power.

    Specifications

    Allant+ 5 | Frameset Read More
    Frame
    High-performance hydroformed alloy, internal cable routing, Motor Armour, post-mount disc, 135×5 mm QR
    Fork
    SR Suntour Mobie 25, coil spring, lockout, rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 15×100 mm thru axle, 45 mm travel
    Allant+ 5 | Drivetrain Read More
    Shifters
    Shimano Altus M2010, 9-speed
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano Alivio M3100, long cage
    Crank
    ProWheel alloy, 170 mm length
    Cassette
    Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9 speed
    Chain
    KMC E9S, 9-speed
    Allant+ 5 | Components Read More
    Seatpost
    Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset, 330 mm length
    Handlebar
    Alloy lowriser, 31.8 mm, 25 mm rise, 11-degree backsweep, 690 mm width
    Grips
    Bontrager Satellite Elite, alloy lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Comp, 31.8 mm, Blendr compatible, 7-degree, 80 mm length
    Head set
    FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
    Brake set
    Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc
    Allant+ 5 | Accessories Read More
    Battery
    Bosch Powerpack Performance 500 downtube
    Controller
    Bosch Purion
    Motor
    Bosch Performance CX, magnesium motor body, 250 watt, 85 Nm, 25 km/h (15.5 mph) max assist, 32 km/h for New Zealand
    Front light
    Herrmans MR-GO, 100 lumen, 35 lux
    Rear light
    Spanninga SOLO for e-bike
    Allant+ 5 | Weight Read More
    Weight
    L – 19.20 kg / 42.33 lbs (excluding battery)

    Road Cycling Tours

    Our holidays reviewed
    in your own words

    This trip was my first guided bike experience and I had no idea what to expect. Well, my mind was blown with the first road side tea time! After that I just settled in to be taken care of as far as amenities went and surprised and delighted with the challenging rides and knowledge and wonderful personalities of the guides. I loved every day went spent touring Scotland and can't wait to do it again!

    Rob Hill
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 20/09/2019

    Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 7,127 reviews

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