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Border City Cycle Hire

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If you need to Hire a cycle? Border City, is the answer

Using Border City Cycle Hire is not only about hiring a bike. It's about route and terrain advice... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Fay H
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Cannock, England, United Kingdom
Mike is bike Morpheus. Border City Cycle Hire is beyond 5 stars.

The bikes were in good condition and the service in particular was excellent......and it is easy to... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Penelope F
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We are a family owned and operated Cycle Hire company based in Historic Carlisle and ideally placed for Hadrian's Wall or Coast-to-Coast challenges. We can advise and help plan your cycling, or cycle and walking holiday with first-hand experience...more
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Using Border City Cycle Hire is not only about hiring a bike. It's about route and terrain advice / It's about a professional approach to hire arrangements / It's about knowledgeable help about cycling / It's about being reliable and on time upon delivery and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

You have actually left me speechless...that's gotta be a first! :-) - thank you so much for the review and the lovely comments. You were a joy to work with, your excellent organisation and attention to detail was the key to your successful journey across...More

Reviewed April 6, 2018

The bikes were in good condition and the service in particular was excellent......and it is easy to see why. Mike is one of the friendliest, most kindhearted men you might ever meet. His passion was infectious, as was his knowledge and suggestions to travel in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Wow! :-).. well, if I'm Morpheus then you must be 'Trinity' and N could be 'Switch'? ;-) Thank you so much for your kind words and such a brilliant review - let me know if 'Switch' needs another session to increase her confidence on two...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Mike runs a fabulous business. We wanted to do some cycling around a few Hadrian’s Wall sites, and Mike not only provided bikes, but was incredibly helpful and quickly responsive with route suggestions. The bikes are cheap but sturdy, perfect for the terrain, and well...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you for that excellent review! I really enjoyed meeting you both and pleased that I was able to help make your visit to Hadrian's Wall and 'The Great Border City' - Carlisle, a success :-) Glad you liked the restaurant and sight-seeing suggestions too!...More

Reviewed September 28, 2017

Our cycling adventure began with Mike going above and beyond the call of duty by brainstorming with us about routes via email, and providing local feedback on our ideas about cycle routes, things to see, and places to stay. Hiring and collecting the bikes was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments, for visiting us in Carlisle and also exploring Hadrian's Wall by bike. This was another great example of how local knowledge allied to a clients excellent route planning, can work brilliantly to deliver an individually tailored cycling holiday/adventure...Come back...More

Reviewed September 20, 2017

Mike at Border City Cycle Hire made hiring bikes for our Hadrian's Wall exploration so easy! Four of us booked bikes from the United States with no difficulty because his website was easy to use. Mike's responsive informative emails during the booking process were invaluable...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2017

What a lovely review! :-) Thank you for your kind words and praise..and for listening to my advice. Your own planning was immaculate and I enjoyed being able to help you fine tune and tweak the experience. I do hope that your walk across the...More

Reviewed August 6, 2017

Let me start by saying that we have rented bikes all over the world, in the Czech Republic, Austria, Washington, DC, San Francisco & Napa, CA, the Lake District and the Dales in England. All other experiences with rental bikes have been extremely positive. In...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Hmm.. not surprised at this review as it was threatened when the client was informed that the damage caused to the bike was chargeable along with the call-out to cover mileage and time. The accurate parts are: The bikes were all tested and approved as...More

Reviewed July 31, 2017

Mike is a very helpful person and delivered the 3 bikes and equipment in our hotel At carlisle and pick up them at Newcastle which was really confortable. He Helped us with many good suggestions about the track, places to visit and recommendations about the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words and great review! - Also, congratulations to all three of you on your achievement.. it's not as easy as it looks on the map and the weather conditions were far from perfect during your ride. Come back...More

Reviewed July 23, 2017

After deciding too complete a 24hour challenge to complete as much of Hadrians Wall as possible by bike and foot, I contacted a number of cycle hire companies in the area. Mike Kinsella "Border Cycle Hire" was the only person who took the time to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Well done to all you guys - everyone completed the challenge and raised much needed money for your cause (if anyone reading would like to donate, contact Crewe & Nantwich RUFC). It was a pleasure working with you, your event organisation was faultless and communications...More

Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We have rented bicycles in lots of places but NEVER had the experience of having the cycles delivered to our door with friendly advice and excellent guidance. Mike is truly one of a kind, and so is his business. The bikes are Mountain variety, which...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

What lovely words and a great review! :-) Thank you, it was great meeting you both and I also hope that you come back for another cycling adventure around Carlisle and Cumbria.

Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Was planning to get a bus to start Hadrian's wall but with no Sunday bus service available Mike stopped by to save the day. Drop off and pick up within the city, plenty of advice on routes. Efficient, honest straight up service. Well maintained bikes...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

It was great meeting you both and I was really happy to help - your decision to ride the section between Carlisle and Bowness-on-Solway was very astute and you can truly say that you have crossed the Wall from Coast to Coast under your own...More

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