We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Border City Cycle Hire

29 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

Border City Cycle Hire

29 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Carlisle
from $65.68
More Info
from $98.17
More Info
from $25.61
More Info
Full view
Location
Contact
Carlisle CA2 5LX England
Get to know the area
The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere
Day Trips

The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere

5 reviews
Spend a day at Hadrian’s Wall, a site that was once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. With a guide, you’ll travel north from Windermere, through the Lake District towards the region known as the Debateable Lands. After a stop at Lanercost Priory, you’ll spend most of your day at Hadrian’s Wall, discovering the ruins and beauty spots that abound. A stop at the Roman Army Museum and a visit to the Vindolanda fort is also included.
$88.93 per adult
29Reviews0Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 26
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Fay H wrote a review Jun 2018
Cannock, England, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
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 collection / it's about contacting a company and finding a friend.
Read more
Date of experience: May 2018
Helpful
Share
Response from Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire
Responded Jun 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 Hadrian's Wall - all I had to do was turn up on time ;-) Look forward to seeing you again.. Mike K
Read more
Penelope F wrote a review Apr 2018
1 contribution
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 the area. He travelled to meet us and was very quick to respond. I really appreciated the helpful suggestions he gave to my friend, who was learning how to cycle. Highly recommended.
Read more
Date of experience: March 2018
Helpful
Share
Response from Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire
Responded Apr 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 wheels? She is such a confident young woman already, so I know it won't take long - Msg or email me before making any future bookings and I'll sort out a beginner and tutor discount code for you. Cheers! Mike (#Morpheus) :-D
Read more
Wikigirl wrote a review Mar 2018
Burlington, Vermont, United States39 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
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 maintained. The helmets are well fitting and in great shape. Mike provided tons of info by email in advance, as well as when he met us at our hotel to size and rent bikes. He also gave us good sight seeing and food recommendations in town, train info, and a little local color. Although in theory, much of the Hadrian’s Wall info is available from guidebooks and other sources, I couldn’t really get my head around it until our discussions with Mike. I also forgot to mention, he tailored pick up and drop off times to our preferences, as I suspect he does for others. A delightful experience overall.
Read more
Date of experience: March 2018
Helpful
Share
Response from Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire
Responded Apr 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! - Carlisle is one of those 'Hidden Gem' City's. Let's hope the new Airport just 5 miles out of the city centre that is opening in June this year will help others find us more easily - Love to welcome you back if you fancy another jolly on two wheels out and about in our stunningly beautiful countryside. Kindest regards Mike.
Read more
oiwi3000 wrote a review Sep 2017
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
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 easy, Mike even met us at the train station. The cycling adventure itself was good fun, and spectacular. I would recommend Mike and work with him again in a second - mike is the man.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2017
Helpful
Share
Response from Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire
Responded Oct 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 again guys and I'll introduce you to the South Tyne Trail route - you'll love it! \o/ Mike
Read more
Ramsey J wrote a review Sep 2017
Mission Viejo5 contributions1 helpful vote
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 to us in planning to bike the first leg of our trip before we would begin walking. Mike was flexible and creative in helping meet our needs. He arrived on time with our bikes and then spent quite a bit of time and energy to be sure each of the four bikes were individualized to the rider and to discuss the route that we would be taking. The bikes were high quality and in excellent condition. He arrived to pick up the bikes on time. Mike was easy to work with due to his caring enthusiastic manner. We highly recommend using Border City Cycle Hire bikes to explore the Carlisle area and Hadrian's Wall! Ramsey and Bonnie
Read more
Date of experience: August 2017
Helpful
Share
Response from Michael K, Owner at Border City Cycle Hire
Responded Sep 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 wilds of Hadrian's Wall went well and the same for your trip back home via Edinburgh... My very best regards to you all! \o/ Mike x
Read more
Previous