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.

St Mary's Bike Hire

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

St Mary's Bike Hire

76 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
76Reviews1Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 59
  • 11
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Allan C wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions
I can not recommend these guys highly enough. Chris is there seemingly 24/7 to answer questions , solve what minor issues issues we did have. The electric bikes were great , good condition and easy to use . We were going for the golf carts initially having not ridden a bike for near 20 years as I was a little hesitant. I need not of worried , they are nothing short of fantastic and THE way to get around Scilly. Again Chris was ultra helpful and gave us a great deal for our extended rental period. A must try if ever you're lucky enough to find yourself on Scilly Best Allan
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Dave T wrote a review Sep 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom372 contributions187 helpful votes
Very professional in helping you get the right bike. The shop was very clean and covid 19 rules were observed. We had electric bikes for the first time and enjoyed them. A great experience.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Emma H wrote a review Sep 2020
7 contributions
We hired bikes to explore the island. The process was really quick and easy, and the bikes were good quality. The hire price was really reasonable. We had a great day!
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
SimonIG10 wrote a review Sep 2020
Loughton, United Kingdom94 contributions36 helpful votes
We always hire bikes when we visit Scilly. The bikes are in great condition. I tried the electric this year and easily got around the island with minimal effort. So rare to get a decent bike when renting.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Gavin H wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
Life is about choices. Our experience of St Mary's bike hire was a huge disappointment. We booked bikes for a full day from 9am to 5pm. When we arrived to pick up the bikes at 11am we were told that they had been hired out to other customers as we hadn't shown up. At no time during the phone booking process were we told that we were expected to collect the bikes at 9am. At no point were we asked to inform them if we wouldn't be there at 9am. Having booked bikes for the whole day we had an expectation that our bikes would be available to us at any time. It would have been very easy for the business to take a mobile number during booking and call us to check. It would have been even easier to simply tell us during booking that we needed to collect the bikes at the start of our all-day hire or we'd lose them. The business did neither. They could have simply trusted us but St Mary's Bike Hire decided against that too. With three generations of the family raring to go, to find that we had no bikes was a huge disappointment. This was not helped by the discourteous way in which we felt we'd been dismissed by the man in the shop. His actions ruined our day. Given the hurt St Mary's Bike Hire have caused, there is no chance of our family returning to hire bikes from them over the next thirty years (plus) and that's sad. It's a lot of memories lost. The truth, though, is that St Mary's Bike Hire has a captive audience who cannot go elsewhere and no matter how many people this business upsets they will always have more customers to fill the void and they will not personally lose out. The other businesses on the islands, the hotels, restaurants and gift shops, deplore this kind of lazy and callous approach to holiday-makers as it keeps people away. For me, and this is only my opinion, you can decide whether your business is only there to make you money or if you want to aim for something more worthwhile. That, in the end, is the owner's choice. As for us, we'll choose to save our money for someone more deserving than St Mary's Bike Hire and go for a lovely walk instead.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous