Bike Hire & Activities


We are super excited to announce our doors are open for BIKE HIRE from Monday 13th July 2020.

We have reviewed all our procedures and follow Government guidelines to help minimise the spread of covid-19. Thus, at this point we won’t be able to take ‘walk-in’ hires but need at least one day’s notice.

If you wish to hire a bike, would like further information, or have any comments you want to share, please email bikehire@mallaigleisure.org.uk or phone the Leisure Centre.

Bike Hire

Mallaig and the surrounding area is an excellent place to explore by bike.  Within a fifteen-minute bike ride you can be freewheeling alongside gorgeous unspoilt coastline, or take a ferry to explore the Small Isles, Knoydart and Skye; a train journey away and you can cycle along iconic places such as the Glenfinnan Viaduct and Ben Nevis.

Here at Mallaig Pool & Leisure Centre we have a fleet of multi-terrain, unisex adult and children’s mountain bikes, tag-along bike and a child seat for hire all year round. These are sanitised and serviced after each hire to ensure you will have a safe, confident and enjoyable experience.

Our hire package includes locks, helmets, small back/front lights, small map of the area and a saddle bag with puncture repair kit just in case. These are sanitised after each hire and set aside for minimum of 72 hours before giving out again. 

We are just a five minute walk from Mallaig Train Station; ample onsite parking is also available to drop off and collect bikes if necessary.

Terms and  conditions

  • Proof of ID with photograph will be required for each booking (this will be held for the duration of hire; alternatively, if using our customer car park you can leave your car keys with us).
  • Card payments are the preferred payment method; please check in advance for cash payments. 
  • Any loss or damage to our bikes or equipment must be paid for.
  • Children under 16 must obtain parental consent.
  • Bike Hire-Agreement to be signed by each participant before, or at the time of collection. 

Rates (per bike)

(adult, child & tag-along bike)

£10  per hour

£20  per day

£25 for 2 days

£35 for 3 days

£45 for 4 days

£55 for 5 days

£65 for 6 days

£75 for a week

Rates

(Accessories)

 Child seat: £10 first day

£5 per additional day

Trailer: £10 per day

£2 per additional day

Pannier bags: £5 per day for 2 bags

Bags included in multi-day rentals (3 days or more)

We offer reduced prices for our members as a thank you for your support, and to encourage everyone to embark on exciting adventures outdoors. Please contact us for prices. 

OUR BIKES AND ACCESSORIES:

Adult bikes: Our ‘Forme’ adult bikes have a lightweight aluminium frame, hydraulic disc brakes and 3×8 Shimano gears and front suspension. These bikes feel and handle like a mountain bike with the advantage of giving you an equally confident and safe ride on main roads and mountain tracks

Children’s bikes: Both our children’s ‘Decathlon’ mountain bikes are equipped with safer and easier to use grip gear shifter, V-brakes with child-sized levers for an easy and powerful braking, chainwheel and rear derailleur guard for extra safety and rigid fork for that confident ride on a variety of trails. These unisex bikes will appeal to both boys and girl.

Tagalong bike: ‘WeeRide’ Co-Pilot bike has an adjustable handlebar, two mudguards, a chain guard and a safety flag. A tagalong bike allows you to go on longer journeys with the junior who finds them a bit tiresome, or who is still practicing those riding skills. A Sync Link Pivot system allows up/down and side to side movements, thus giving a smooth and safe experience for both you and the child.

Child’s Bike Seat: The ‘Raleigh Avenir’ Child Bike Seat has a full comfort cushion, 3 positioning options and a 3-point harness with extra security belt to ensure the child is comfortable and safe. Large footrests give a bit of extra protection and retention.

Additional accessories:

  • Pannier racks
  • Pannier bags (100% waterproof)
  • Small trailer

Size chart:

Our bike Rider’s Height / age (children) Inside leg
Child seat 9-22kg / 19-48lb  
Tagalong bike 4-9 years at least 52cm/1’8”
20” (child) 120cm-135cm / 3’11”- 4’5” / 6-8 years  
24” (child) 135cm-155cm / 4’5” – 5’1” / 8-12 years  
16″ (Small adult) 160cm / 5’3” 75cm / 29.5″
17.5″ (Medium adult) 170cm / 5’7” 80cm / 31.5″
19″ (Large adult) 180cm / 5’11” 85cm / 33.5″

Please note: Size chart is a rough guide only

Activities: 

GUIDED CYCLE TRIPS – We are excited to announce our new Guided Cycling Trips which take the Leisure Centre to new territories outdoors.

Beaches by Bike – This trip takes you along the White Sands to the Sand Dunes and the Singing Sands, with the final stop at Silver Sands before returning to Mallaig. There will be enough time to feel the sand between your toes and have a picnic, whilst gazing at the spectacular view of the Small Isles. Our guides will share their knowledge of the local natural and cultural landscape.
We provide the bikes, helmets and friendly guides. Please bring your own picnic, and dress accordingly.

‘Beaches on Bikes’ summer dates 2020 are still to be confirmed.
These trips are free with Mallaig Pool & Leisure Membership, and without membership is £45 per person.

Cycling through Centuries – This trip is perfect for those who would like to learn more about the natural and cultural history of the area whilst feeling fit and healthy. The trip takes you from Mallaig to Morar and back again. During stops at viewpoints and historical monuments our guides will feed your curiosity with facts and stories from the area.
We provide the bikes, helmets and friendly guides.  Please dress accordingly.
Dates for the summer 2020 trips are still to be confirmed. Please note however, these trips will tie in with the Steam Train timetable to allow these passengers to participate also.
Cycling through Centuries is free with Mallaig Pool & Leisure Membership; without the membership £25 per person.

Minimum ability for all cycling trips is: confident bike handling, confident cycling on single track roads and confident use of gears. 

Places for all trips are limited so booking is essential; to book, or for more information, please contact the Leisure Centre by phone (01687-462229) or e-mail bikehire@mallaigleisure.org.uk