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Islay Cycles

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My husband and I spent a week on Islay to tour the destilleries and enjoy the beautiful scenery of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
StineLThorsen
Great bike and support

I had already told Jim my requirements and he had two bikes ready and waiting for me to try. I... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2019
Sue L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a week on Islay to tour the destilleries and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the island. Hiring bikes was the perfect idea and Jim's Islay Cycles was the perfect place. Like everyone else we met on the island, Jim is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

I had already told Jim my requirements and he had two bikes ready and waiting for me to try. I chose a lightweight touring bike for my cycling week on Islay and Jura and he patiently made a few adjustments to fit the saddle for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sue L
Reviewed May 28, 2019

Jim fixed me up with a great bike during my stay on Islay- a good, well-maintained machine which was perfect for touring round the island. Friendly service and very reasonably priced; I'd definitely recommend.

Date of experience: May 2019
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James L, Owner at Islay Cycles, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. It's good to hear my efforts are worthwhile. Humble Jim

Reviewed May 21, 2019

Just fantastic. We arrived on Islay with only 45 minutes to get to Lagavulin for a tour. So after dropping our luggage at our room, we rushed to Islay Cycles and lo and behold Jim was ready to get us on our way! He quickly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

Hired a hybrid bicycle from Jim to see some of the island. Satnav using the Post Code missed the address by a long way but using the actual address found it easily. He is the nicest, friendliest and kindest person imaginable. And so laid back....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

A fantastic way to see and experience all the island has to offer; coastline, wildlife and historic interests. Owner Jim is easily contactable, full of itinerary ideas and will set you up with everything you need to cycle the island safely.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

My brother and I hired 2 touring bikes and a bike trailer from Islay Cycles for a week cycling and camping round Islay, Jura, and Colonsay. Jim and Lesley were so sweet and accomodating in kitting us out with everything we needed for the week...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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James L, Owner at Islay Cycles, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you Sarah. It's very kind of you to take the time to give us a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay on Islay. Do come back some day. Jim.

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

THE person to hire from. knowledgeable, very kind and accommodating. Has many types of bicycles suited to all needs. He even gave me something to wear in case it rains. Didnt care abt money, asked me to pay the second day. Amazing person. Greetings from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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James L, Owner at Islay Cycles, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you for your kind thoughts. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Islay. Do come back some day. Yours aye, Jim.

Reviewed July 12, 2018

My husband and I had rented a cottage on Islay for a week and were looking to rent bikes to tour the island. After reading favourable reviews here on TripAdvisor, I emailed Jim from Canada and arranged everything. Jim has an excellent map on his...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Jim was very easy to work with and we were very satisfied renting bikes from him. He provided helmets, gloves and a carry bag at no extra cost. His home was easy walking distance from Port Ellen, near the elementary school.

Date of experience: May 2018
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James L, Owner at Islay Cycles, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you like our service and took the trouble to write a review. Jim and Lesley.

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Alasdair-Roxburgh
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Response from James L | Property representative |
Hi Alasdair, sorry my previous message didn't register with the system. The island is deceptively hilly and bigger than most people realise. There are some easier routes around Port Ellen for the out-of-practice cyclist. I... More
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