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Address: | The Railway Station Precinct, Windermere LA23 1AH, England
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09:00 - 17:00
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Great place to rent road bikes

We rented road bikes from Country Lanes Cycle Centre during our recent trip to Cumbria. It is one of the few places in Cumbria that rents road bikes. The service was very... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Woodbridge, Canada
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Woodbridge, Canada
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323 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We rented road bikes from Country Lanes Cycle Centre during our recent trip to Cumbria. It is one of the few places in Cumbria that rents road bikes. The service was very friendly and the gentleman sized the bikes and installed our pedals for us. As well, he provided recommendations for a 30 mile route and provided us with a... More 

2 Thank Moondoggie317
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My husband and I opted for a cycling tour as we were unfamiliar with the area. Guy came over to our hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere to pick us up. He was extremely meticulous in showing us how to handle the bikes (they were light, easy to handle, with multiple gears - very good bikes), ran through safety issues and gave us... More 

2 Thank Smyoong
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We were limited for time so chose the Route from their website 'Round about Windermere and Bowness'. It says 1 hour fast - 2.5 slow. We felt cheated, knowing we only had A short time, we were made to hire on the full day rate. When the guy rang up the price he assumed we would take mountain bikes (more... More 

Thank FamilyFunEdinburgh
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Fabulous cycle centre! Friendly staff. They have even recently offered to donate a tandem cycle hire for a local schools raffle prize. Very generous and kind of them. Will be recommending!!!

2 Thank Dingbot
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Me and my 2 lads one is actually older than Teenager lol came here after seeing leaflet where we were staying and for us the whole experience of hiring a bicycle was pain free . They charge £23 a day not hourly, and no deposit needed Great bikes no worries about getting puncture, just blow tyre up (fortunately didn't get... More 

3 Thank Alison R
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Turned up able to only cycle 90 mins max but the guy running the store wouldn't charge us less than full price for a full day (apparently that's the only price they do...). On a wet/muddy day didn't provide us with mud guards/protective glasses for cycling which made cycling along busy roads as part of the map route (A roads... More 

1 Thank Alexander G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Very grumpy staff. We returned the mountain bikes after riding the route recommended, they and we were a bit muddy. 'excuse me if I'm not happy about that' began the staff member whose sarcasm was more palatable before the 20 mile ride than after. Not sure what he gained from the chip on his shoulder but he sent 2 customers... More 

1 Thank paultfhuyf
GuyFitzgerald, Company Director at Country Lanes Cycle Centre, responded to this review

Dear Paul I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the level of customer service you received when returning your hire bikes. We do aim to maintain high standards of customer service. As you can see from the previous reviews and happy customers, this usually the case. James, the member of staff who served you, assures me that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We came here not really knowing what route to take, until the chap in the shop helpfully pointed out that the route someone else had recommended us was about an hour and a half of going steeply uphill, which as amateur cyclists we decided was not the one! Instead he recommended we cycle down to Bowness and get the ferry... More 

4 Thank BenBroglia
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61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The location is next to the main station in Bowness and it takes seconds to hire a bike. I would recommend contacting early via email/phone as this bike shop is popular. The one area I recommend review is mud-guards, or some provisions in place before you hire a bike. They did mention valid reasons for not having this but I... More 

1 Thank Jisagod2u
Delft, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

As Dutch girls, we had to rent bikes to cycle through the Lake District and this was the best choice we made, because this way we cycled around the lake and saw a lot of different views (not the whole lake, we took the ferry somewhere). The owner of the shop helped us to choose bikes and adjust it to... More 

3 Thank Deboravu

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