Can I hire e-bikes from you?
Yes, we offer electric bike hire from our e-bike shop just outside Winchester.
What types of e-bikes can I hire from you?
Electric bikes available to hire include:
- E-mountain bikes
- Hybrid electric bikes (for on or off-road use)
- Foldable electric bikes
- Children’s bikes, tag-a-longs and bike seats (not electric)
Where do we pick up the hired e-bikes from?
The Cycle Company are right next to Shawford Train Station and just 3 miles from Winchester. Plus we have ample free parking
Can I hire an e-bike for more than one day?
You can hire for one day or for your whole holiday either way it will guarantee to put a smile on your face; e-bikes have electric motors, which means it doesn’t matter if some of your group are less fit… everyone can keep up. It also means you can ride further in a day and climb more hills without getting tired! And if you have young children – having them on a bike seat or a tag along is nowhere near as tiring.
Are there any local bike rides near you?
Hampshire boasts a range of wonderful cycling routes and trails that can be explored by hiring an electric bike. There are countless routes you can access from the shop – either on or off-road. The local cycle routes include:
- The South Downs Way & South Downs National Park
- King Alfreds Way
- The New Forest
- Winchester and its surrounding villages
- A tour of some of Hampshire’s finest pubs
We also provide maps and guides with suggested routes that you can download to your phone and connect to a handy bike holder to follow.
How much does it cost to hire an e-bike?
How far in advance do I need to book to hire an e-bike?
We recommend booking as far in advance as possible in the summer months, although we generally have better availability in the week than at weekends. Unfortunately, it is not possible to walk in and hire a bike immediately as we need to charge and prepare the bikes for individual requirements.
Do I need to leave a damage deposit to hire an e-bike?
We take a £750 pre-authorisation on a credit card for each bike. This is cancelled as soon as the bike is returned.
Author: Tom Corcoran
Tom is co-founder of The Cycle Company and although he is the oldest member of the team, he has recently discovered a slightly frightening love of descending Alpine passes. Despite this, the thing he enjoys the most in the TCC shop is helping clients who currently lack confidence on two wheels, to find an e-bike that enables them to re-discover the joy of cycling.