Bike Hire & Activities

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 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.

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).
  • Payment can be made by cash or credit card.
  • 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 at the time of collection


£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

Please contact the Leisure Centre for special deals.

Our bikes and accessories:

Adult bikes: Our ‘Forme’ adult bikes have a lightweight aluminium frame, hydraulic disc brakes and 3x8 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 bikeRider’s Height / age (children)Inside leg
Child seat9-22kg / 19-48lb
Tagalong bike4-9 yearsat 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


Bike Maintenance Station - Bike service and repairs offered at the Leisure Centre by our Velotech trained mechanics. Please contact the Leisure Centre for further information.

Guided Cycle Trips - Please phone Tiina at the Leisure Centre for more information

Bike Maintenance Classes - These will continue in September / October. For more information please phone the Leisure Centre.