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“We were robbed !!!”

St Mary's Bike Hire
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Hugh Town
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Owner description: Bicycle hire for all the family. The best way to cycle tour St Mary's. We supply Bicycles, trailers, tag a longs, tandems, maps and information for everyone.
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Everything seemed fine at the beginning... After the 2h30 travel from Penzance we just wanted to put our feet on Hugh Town and explore St. Mary's Island on the 4h available until the boat depart...

The idea of renting a bike was fine and we headed to this parlor. Seemed alright, lot's of bikes, swift service and here we go... 1h after we start the tour one of the bikes gear jammed and damaged the chain mechanism... What a pity... just had to do all the way back from the top of the Island on foot...

Went to the shops, explained what happened and... when we expected some understanding from the person in charged what happens? He decided to keep all the money from the deposit (10£) for a bike that we rented for 6£... The argument seemed to escalate and to be honest it looked it could start to be violent...

Avoid this place if you can... You'll get robbed if you get some of the "nice" bikes with gear problems... We rented 3...2 had problems...1 was damaged... And we only cruised on main roads...

Will never be back !!!

6  Thank ricardocT7524KR
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Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I booked a bike for week for my youngest child but after 1 day she decided it was all too hard. There are lots of steep hills and very narrow roads on St Mary's. We took the bike back and the owner suggested we swap it for a large bike and a tag along. Great idea! We went off and had a lovely time cycling round the island.

1  Thank luvthesunmum
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We hired bikes for a couple days and enjoyed the freedom, the wind in our hair and the fact that they will be exactly where you left them after you finish at the pub! Very friendly guy running it. Worth doing it for a day.

Thank Jennifer-Kent
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our bike ride around St Marys and would recommend to anyone.
The bikes were good, and we were provided with a useful map that highlighted places to eat and drink, and places to visit.

Thank Neil J
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

An ideal way to see St. Mary's as the roads spread over a lot of the island helping you reach the more secluded beaches and tea rooms. We've used the service twice now and found the same both times - friendly owner full of advice if we have any mechanicals etc, decent enough bikes and a handy map marking attractions and beaches. A good fun way to spend a half or whole day.

1  Thank CharlesBrownEsq
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