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BIKE HIRE * BIKE SERVICING AND REPAIR * EX-HIRE AND NEW BIKES FOR SALE AT INCREDIBLE PRICES!

 Whether you want an adrenaline fuelled adventure ride or a leisurely cycle with the family, Haldon Forest Park has it all! Plus we offer Mountain Bike Leader led rides for Schools, Groups and Companies, a fully serviced workshop for repairs and servicing, helpful, qualified mechanics, and excellent value mountain bikes for sale!

 Forest Cycle Hire Limited is the only approved cycle hire centre based at the 3,500 acre Haldon Forest Park near Exeter with over a hundred adult and child mountain bikes for hire as well as the ever popular tag-a-longs, child seats AND NOW ELECTRIC BIKES TOO!

We use top quality helmets and our bikes are replaced regularly and constantly maintained to ensure the best quality.

 We have purpose built trails from easy to technical and for all ability levels. Find out about the fantastic range of trails below.


 

Reviews and Testimonials:-

“I just wondered if you could pass on our thanks to the centre and guides for a brilliant day on Sunday. From the moment we arrived to the last minute, we were so well-looked-after and all the students (and teachers!) had such a fantastic time. It was particularly helpful having two conscientious guides who were able to differentiate for all abilities. Thank you so much.”

                                                                                                                                                              Jo Chaffey, Teacher, Taunton International School

“Really easy to hire, great people and service, really know what they are doing and talking about. Really cool guys & gals. Keep up the good work. Definitely use again.”

Phil Caney, Customer

Great people great service good prices. Also give impartial advice tailoring suggestions to the rider.

Ian Winyard, Customer

Great bikes, well maintained, fast service.
Jonathan Legg, Customer

Opening Times:

2022

WE ARE NOW OPEN EVERY DAY FOR HIRE, SERVICING, REAPIRS AND MOUNTAIN BIKE SALES

PLEASE PRE-BOOK BY TELEPHONING US ON 01392 833768 FROM 9AM TO 5PM

(PHOTO ID REQ’D FOR HIRE)

OPENING HOURS:

9am – 5pm MONDAY-SUNDAY

TELEPHONE

01392 833768 (OPEN 9AM TO 5PM)

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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 Trails

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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: Spicers – 3.7 km (2.3 miles) Kiddens – 6.4 km (4.0 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. (Hire bikes are forbidden on this section).

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

*PLEASE NOT HIRE BIKES ARE NOT TO BE USED ON THIS TRAIL*

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

*PLEASE NOTE HIRE BIKES ARE NOT TO BE USED IN THE SKILLS AREA*

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, Child seats and Guides!

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HIRE PRICES


Half Day: (up to 4 hours)

** PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR HIRE**

**FOR PRE-BOOKING PLEASE CALL THE CENTRE ON 01392 833768**

Adult Standard Mountain Bike £20.00

Adult Premium Mountain Bike £28.00

Adult Electric Bike £35 (3 hours) Minimum Age for Hire – 21

Child’s Mountain Bike (up to 24″ wheel) £15.00

Child seat* £8.00

Tag-a-long* £10.00

Trike £20.00

Helmets £5.00 (FREE with hire bike)

*Child seats and tag-a-longs 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.


NEW IN! ELECTRIC BIKES FOR HIRE!

PRICES: £35 for 3 hours. Discounts for over 55’s. call to book on 01392 833768

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Payment can be made by cash or credit card.
PHOTOGRAPHIC I.D. REQUIRED FOR EACH HIRE
PLEASE NOTE this will be held for the duration of hire.
WE REQUIRE 48 HOURS NOTICE FOR CANCELLATION FOR A FULL REFUND.

Children under 18 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

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 From…
Mini Service – £25

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

General Service – £50

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

Full Service – £85

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 – £18

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

Wheel Truing – £20

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

Wheel Build – £50

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

BB Removal – £20

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 – £20-25

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

Hub Service – £20

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 – £85

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 – £90

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 – £100

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 – £75

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 – £90

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 – £95

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 – £95

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 – £80

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 – £90

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 – £75 – 100

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


Prices correct at time of publication – March 2022


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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Other Services – MOUNTAIN BIKE INSTRUCTOR LED GUIDED RIDES FOR SCHOOLS, GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS – CALL 01392 833768 OR EMAILS US AT INFO@FORESTCYCLEHIRE.CO.UK

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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