About

More Than Just a Hire Centre

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 Whether you want an adrenaline fuelled adventure ride or a leisurely cycle with the family, Haldon Forest Park has it all!

 Forest Cycle Hire Limited is the only approved cycle hire centre based at the 3,500 acre site of Haldon Forest Park near Exeter.
The hire centre has over a hundred adult and child mountain bikes as well as the ever popular tag-a-longs, buggies and child seats.
We use top quality helmets for hire and our bikes are replaced regularly and constantly maintained to ensure the best quality.

 We have purpose built trails from easy to technical, providing cycling for all. Find out about the fantastic range of trails below.


OPEN

Monday through Sunday
9am – 5pm

TELEPHONE

01392 833768

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Trails

From toddlers to shredders - something for everyone.

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From the saddle of a bike you can explore deeper into the forest than you have before, and enjoy safe, attractive, off-road cycling in a peaceful setting.
Advanced mountain bikers will also find plenty to challenge them on Haldon Forest MTB Trails


Discovery Trail

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Beginners will really enjoy cycling this fully surfaced trail
with stunning views and play features.
Also used by walkers, you’ll need to be a considerate cyclist.

Distance: 2.5km (1.5 miles) Technical Rating: Easy

Challenge Trail

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A great confidence builder when moving on from the Discovery Trail.
A combination of surfaces, some narrow sections and gentle gradients for intermediate cyclists.
Add on the longer loop to build up your stamina.

Distance: Short Loop – 9.5km (5.9 miles) Long Loop – 12.3km (7.6 miles)
Technical Rating: Moderate

Ridge Ride Trail

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This is a technical, fast and flowing trail with tight corners
and lively descents to test your reflexes on this narrow singletrack route through the forest.
Experienced riders only, with appropriate bikes and protective equipment.

Distance: 9km (6 miles) Technical Rating: Difficult

Ridge Ride Extreme Trail

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This optional technical loop is more demanding than the previous sections of the Ridge Ride Trail.
Expect roots, rocks, berms, drops and a step down.

Distance: 1km (0.6 miles) Technical Rating: Severe

Skills Area + Pump Loop

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Theses areas are purpose-built to help cyclists develop new off-road skills,
with numerous features for all abilities and a pump trail to help you find your flow.
Suitable for novice to advanced riders.

Distance: N/A Technical Rating: Bike Park

Trail Map

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Click the icon above to download a PDF version of the trail map.
With thanks to the Forestry Commission

Hire

Bikes, Trikes, Trailers, Guides and Night Rides!

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Early Bird Special

Ride between 9am and 12 noon for just £10.00 for an adult bike and £7.00 for a child’s bike (up to 24” wheel).


Hire Prices
Full Day:

Adult Mountain Bike £15.00

Child’s Mountain Bike (up to 24″ wheel bike) £12.00

Child seat* £8.00

Tag-a-long* £8.00

Trailer buggy* £8.00

Trike £15.00

Helmets £1.00

Half Day: (up to 4 hours)

Adult Mountain Bike £12.00

Child’s Mountain Bike (up to 24″ wheel) £9.00

Child seat* £8.00

Tag-a-long* £8.00

Trailer buggy* £8.00

Trike £10.00

Helmets £1.00

*Must be hired together with an adult bike


Disability Bikes

We have a fleet of disability bikes including trikes and recumbents supplied by cycling organisation, CTC, which we are able to hire out to groups and individuals.
This is a fantastic addition to the fleet which we are delighted about as it enables us to offer disability cycling in the forest.
We already have a growing number of groups and individuals using these bikes and getting out and about in the forest – call us if you’d like to join them.


We Can Deliver!

If you wish to have mountain bikes delivered for your group activity please give us a call on 01392 833768

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Payment can be made by cash or credit card.
Prood of ID with photograph 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)
Any loss or damage to our bikes or equipment must be paid for.
If you are running late, please give us a ring as any orders not collected by 12 noon may be released.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Guiding

We offer guided rides for groups and individuals of all skill levels

Tuition

Our qualified guides can help improve and advance your trail skills

Night Riding

It's riding, but at night. It's awesome. Every Wednesday, light hire available

Disability Bikes

We have a range of bikes and trikes for the disabled. Call for details

Workshop

From Punctures to Full Suspension

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Industry Qualified, Knowledgeable and Helpful Mechanics

Our mechanics are industry qualified to Cytech Level standards, meaning that whether you’re bringing your bike to us
for either a simple adjustment or suspension servicing, you can be sure of our workmanship.

With plenty of experience between them, our guys have worked with the full range of cycles
be it balance bikes for children or high end rigs worth many thousands of pounds. You’re in safe hands here!


Workshop Prices
Mini Service – £20

Basic check over of bicycle, ensuring all moving parts are in
safe working order with adjustments where necessary.

General Service – £40

In depth assessment of all parts. Ensuring all bearings, cables,
brake pads + tyres etc are in order. Repairing what is necessary.

Full Service – £75

Complete strip down of cycle to bare frame. Including replacement
of all cables. Rebuilt with fresh grease and lube.
Service of both hubs is included.

Tube + Fitting – £10

New tube replaced either while you wait, or leave it with us.
Same price for both options.

Wheel Truing – £10

Spoke tension is assessed and any lateral or radial movement is
rectied.

Wheel Build – £35

Hand laced by one of our Cytech qualied technicians to a race
level standard (spokes not included in price).

BB Removal – £15

Bottom Bracket is removed and all threads and surfaces are
cleaned. New grease is applied on installation of new BB (new BB not included).

Brake Bleed – £15

Complete clean of calliper and pistons, with new fluid bled
through and calliper re aligned and set up. (Price per brake).

Hub Service – £15

Complete strip down, clean and greasing of hub & re-assembly,
ensuring smooth operation without axle play.
Loose bearings (Shimano etc) inclusive, sealed bearings (Hope, Mavic, DT etc) extra.

Full Restoration – Quote on Inspection

If you have an old cycle you would like brought up to date,
we can provide you with a quote and have your steed rolling with the times.

Fox Fork 32mm Seal Service – £65

Fork receives a complete strip down and clean, with fresh new
oil on re-assembly, fitted with Mojo’s best heavy duty seals.

Fox Fork 34 – 36mm Seal Service – £70

Fork receives a complete strip down and clean, with fresh new
oil on re-assembly, fitted with Mojo’s best heavy duty seals.

Fox Fork 40mm Seal Service – £75

Fork receives a complete strip down and clean, with fresh new
oil on re-assembly, fitted with Mojo’s best heavy duty seals.

Rock Shox Fork 28 – 32mm Seal Service – £55

Fork receives a complete strip down and clean, with fresh new
oil on re-assembly, fitted with Rock Shox best heavy duty seals.

Rock Shox Fork 35mm Seal Service – £70

Fork receives a complete strip down and clean, with fresh new
oil on re-assembly, fitted with Rock Shox best heavy duty seals.

Marzocchi Fork 32 – 35mm Seal Service – £75

Fork receives a complete strip down and clean, with fresh new
oil on re-assembly, fitted with Marzocchi’s best heavy duty seals.

Marzocchi Fork 38 – 40mm Seal Service – £70

Fork receives a complete strip down and clean, with fresh new
oil on re-assembly, fitted with Marzocchi’s best heavy duty seals.

Manitou Fork 30mm Seal Service – £55

Fork receives a complete strip down and clean, with fresh new
oil on re-assembly, fitted with Manitou’s best heavy duty seals.

Manitou Fork 32 – 40mm Seal Service – £70

Fork receives a complete strip down and clean, with fresh new
oil on re-assembly, fitted with Manitou’s best heavy duty seals.

Rear Shock (all brands) Air Sleeve Service – £50 – £85

Shock is dismantled and cleaned and all necessary seals and oil
are replaced (Price depending on shock).


Prices correct at time of publication – January 2014


Technical Issues? We Can Help!

If you can’t get into the Workshop and are struggling with a technical issue, please give us a call on 01392 833768

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Forest Cycle Hire, Haldon Forest Park, Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XR || Google Maps: Link

Phone: 01392 833768

Web: www.forestcyclehire.co.uk