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“Always good to find a water stop after some hard cycling!”
Review of Devon Cycle Hire

Devon Cycle Hire
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We specialise in family cycle hire, providing quality bikes, friendly service and helpful advice. We're really passionate about all things bike and we want to pass on our love of cycling to you. At our centre we have everything you need for the perfect day out cycling including Hamax child seats, Burley trailers, tags and sit up and beg bikes we even have a trailer you can hire for your dog!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Always good to find a water stop after some hard cycling!”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Popped into Devon Cycle Hire on way back to Bridestowe, via cycle route, so I was near my destination, but I'm always up for checking out anything to do with bicycles etc.

Grabbed a bottle of water from the fridge and had a quick chat with onsite staff / owner.
Seemed a good set-up, right on the verge of the Granite Way cycle track (N47), which in turn is a nice and easy track to be on - there's some great scenery up towards the reservoir, as well as further down over the bridge (cut off for Bridestowe).

Nice little shop area selling drinks and simple snacks as well as basic tools; inner tubes etc. Next door to the shop was bike rental area. Couple of seats out front and decent car park.

Well done to Devon Cycle Hire for being intuitive enough to set this business up.

Good luck with the future.

Visited October 2013
Thank donnie1965
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Convenient cycle hire to view viaducts and local pubs”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is located just off the A30 right next to a converted ex-railway path. All very flat cycling terrain apart from the optional excursion off the path to Meldon Reservoir which has a steep hill.

My advice
For an interesting place to stop off, go down the track by the side of the Sourton Church/Graveyard which is the only church immediately adjacent to the track (can't miss it). This is mentioned in their brochure and there is the very interesting Highwayman Inn there (careful crossing the road in front!).

Also in the brochure is the suggestion that cyclist can visit Lydford Gorge. This is the maximum cycle distance and Lydford Gorge is additionally only for energetic walkers so I would check out both attractions before trying to do both. We did these on different days and it was quite enough.

Visited August 2013
Thank Splodge_8
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Floh, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ab fab service!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Devon Cycle Hire in Oakwood have been fantastic with us. My friend and I stayed in Moretonhampstead and they delivered bikes (and helmets) there for us and picked them up again. The bikes were in perfect condition. Even after a little accident and a damage on one of the bikes they were fantastic and charged us a more than fair price to get it repaired.
We HIGHLY recommend the Devon Cycle Hire to anyone who wants to go cycling in Devon/Dartmoor!!!

Visited May 2013
Thank Steffi1606
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