Saddles & Paddles
Saddles & Paddles
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Equipment HireStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Bike and paddlesports hire centre, plus bike sales & repairs, on Exeter quay. Pedal from the city to the seaside or paddle to the pub! Easy, relaxing, outdoor fun for all ages, with bike, canoe, kayak and SUP hire. We're on Exeter's historic quayside - popular for it's fascinating history, interesting architecture and independent shops - an easy 10 min walk from the city centre. Open 9am to 6pm, with bike hire 9.30am to 5.30pm and boat hire 10am to 5pm. Closed Wednesdays in winter (Nov-Apr) in term time.
Exeter, Devon, England

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Scenic18181570278
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Solo
Always do a great job quick servicing take it in the morning done by a few hours and there open on Sundays lovely staff
Written 6 November 2023
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Seth H
United Kingdom2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Well, they seem friendly enough, but seem to have no understanding of electricity; an ebike without it's battery is no different than a usual bike. Yet, they refused to service my estarli 20.8 because it's an ebike.....all I wanted was my derailleur adjusted - nothing to do with electricity!

So, even though I explained the situation to the individual on the phone, I was told to bring it in - 'no problem'!

So, I got up at 6 in the morning to get to the shop right when they opened at 9 - only to be sent to HARDYS CYCLES.

Hopefully, they will be able to fix my derailleur.

Either way, they seem nice enough, yet one guy acting like sendinge elsewhere was doing me a favour.

3 hours of my life wasted. In future, they need to make it ABUNDANTLY CLEAR that they don't work on ebikes.
Written 4 November 2023
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Voyage02744357373
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Business
Thank you to Harry and the team for our fantastic work team build last month for 18 people We were looking for a fun but not too strenuous evenings activity so six three man canoes and a couple of hours paddling with a stop in the pub to refresh ourselves was perfect. Thanks also for being flexible on the timings - much appreciated. Not sure you arranged the glorious weather and sunset but we had a great time.
Written 11 October 2023
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Charlotte H
Plymouth, UK4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Really super day out, will definitely book again! It was beautiful and good value for money.
Lovely peaceful paddle which wasn’t hard work with a stop off at the pub for lunch before paddling back!
Written 1 September 2023
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Thanks for the great review - so glad the sun came back out to play this week! Hope we can see you again for another adventure soon
Written 5 September 2023
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Elaine C
Uk11 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We hired two bikes today and cannot recommend this company highly enough.

They are professional, friendly and informative. The bikes are comfortable, well maintained and easy to ride. Despite having a slight hiccup with the chain the mechanic was sent out within an hour with a replacement bike.

Even though they did not need to they refunded us for the inconvenience and they couldn’t do enough to make our day special. We would not have any hesitation in recommending this family run company to our family and friends.

We will definitely be using this company again when in Exeter.

Thank you again, we had a throughly enjoyable day.
Written 29 May 2023
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Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and it's wonderful to read that we succeeded in looking after you! Hope we can see you again sometime soon!
Written 5 September 2023
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V8Baby
Exeter, UK15 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
This morning I bought my new Raleigh e bike through these guys as I was after customer service and insight whilst keeping the business local, a wise decision.

The patience, practical advice and genuine desire to help was evident. The comprehensive shop is set into the wonderful cellars down on the quay, a joy.

I will be back to see Heather and her team soon for its first service.

Roll on the summer!
Written 13 March 2022
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So pleased you're happy with your bike and thank you for choosing to buy from us! We look forward to hearing all about the adventures you've been having on your new bike! Many thanks - and apologies for the delay in responding, we've had some technical issues with Tripadvisor and have only just found your review
Written 4 May 2022
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Em Maskrey
Exeter, UK5 contributions
Feb 2022
Heather, Harry and the team couldn't be more knowledgeable, helpful or friendly. I recommend hiring paddleboards/kayaks/canoes from Saddles & Paddles to anyone asking for activity ideas when visiting Exeter!
Written 6 February 2022
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Thanks so much for leaving us a review, it means a lot to us! We love what we do and love making our customers happy too =) Thanks for recommending us and apologies for the delay in responding, we've had some technical issues with Tripadvisor and have only just found your review!
Written 4 May 2022
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Travis Birch
Exeter, UK2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
So friendly and professional, assisted with my sons punctured tyre and even let us borrow a courtesy bike. Highly knowledgeable and would recommend and tourist & locals to use their excellent business!!
Written 14 November 2021
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Thank you so much for your review - we know ourselves how frustrating punctures are, so will always help if we can, including offering a courtesy bike so you still have wheel whilst yours is being fixed! Thank you for recommending us, much appreciated. (Apologies for the delay in responding, we've had some technical issues with Tripadvisor and have only just found your review!)
Written 4 May 2022
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Gill J
Winchester, UK168 contributions
Oct 2021
Friendly people, nice bikes, great cycle pathways.
Hired bikes today and enjoyed the ride from Exeter to exmouth via the cycleways and a ferry.
Would recommend if wanting bikes while in the area.
Written 6 October 2021
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Thank you for your review. So glad you had fun, we're so lucky to have the Exe Estuary Trail cycle routes on our doorstep. Hope we can see you again sometime! (Apologies for the delay in responding, we've had some technical issues with Tripadvisor and have only just found your review!)
Written 4 May 2022
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GB_Dave
Exeter, UK47 contributions
Sep 2021
I've used Saddles and Paddles many times for both bike rentals and for bike maintenance. I have always found them to be really friendly and professional and competitively priced. They will go out of their way to help if they can.
They are a good reliable local independent business, I would happily go here rather than to one of the faceless national outlets.

Keep doing the good work there, I hope you'll be there to fix my bike for years to come!
Written 30 September 2021
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Thank you so much, we love hearing reviews like this because we pride ourselves on our customer service and ensuring we offer more than the chain shops. Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to seeing you soon. (Apologies for the delay in responding, we've had some technical issues with Tripadvisor and have only just found your review!)
Written 4 May 2022
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