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Bainton Bikes Cycle Hire & Tours

Oxford, United Kingdom
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About Bainton Bikes Cycle Hire & Tours
Oxford is a beautiful city packed full of fascinating and historic architecture, spacious countryside, relaxing rivers & canals and has been (and continues to be) where many inspirational people have called home. We are very pleased to be able to offer our unique and award winning Cycle Hire, Cycle Tours and Cycle holidays to help explore, understand and enjoy our beautiful county. Cycle hire is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week from various places in the city our 7 days a week from our shop in Jericho Cycle tours are available as guided and unguided ranging from 2 hours to all day. We run the only Quality Assured (awarded by Enjoy England – official tourist board) cycle tour in the UK – ‘The Official Oxford Cycle Tour’. The holidays explore Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon (depending on holiday) Includes hotel bookings, lunch stops, dinner stops, points of interest on route and luggage transfers. All of our services are child friendly and are designed to enjoy the sights at a leisurely pace – you don’t need to be fit to enjoy cycling with us.
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Overview
Bicycles are synonymous with Oxford. Explore the city center, the countryside, and its famous residents like a local on this cycling tour. Let your guide handle navigation as you pass by the dreaming spires, the Bridge of Sighs, Port Meadow, the University Parks, and more. It’s a comprehensive overview that’s perfect for first-time visitors. A small group size means you have an intimate, memorable experience.
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Rachael B wrote a review Nov 2020
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We hired 4 bikes for the day to ride along the canal path during a two night stay in Oxford. Fred was excellent. Had bikes ready for us and advised us of a route etc. Affordable prices, friendly service. Highly recommend 👍
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Date of experience: October 2020
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cep355 wrote a review Oct 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
We are a family of four with two teenagers and for us this was a great way to see Oxford and the surrounding area. Angus was our tour guide and was extremely knowledgeable of the area and the history. There were of course quite a few places that under the current restrictions we couldn't visit properly but this did not distract from the history Angus was able to provide. The cycle was easy but also later in the tour we cycled out to the wetlands which was a lovely and meant we got to see some of the countryside too. If you just have a day or two to see Oxford I would highly recommend this tour as it shows you all the highlights and then you can decide which areas you want to go back and explore more. Thanks Angus and Ann.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from baintonb, Guest Relations Manager at Bainton Bikes Cycle Hire & Tours
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Hi! Thanks for the feedback. What is nice to learn is that it was also interesting for your teenagers too! Angus will be delighted with your feedback too! Thanks for joining us, and maybe we can show you other delights of the area another day!
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Oliver H wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions6 helpful votes
Received poor rental equipment that broke, patronising service and generally would recommend looking elsewhere. Maybe more fun to rent a shared bicycle and take yourself round.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from AnnBaintonBikes, Guest Relations Manager at Bainton Bikes Cycle Hire & Tours
Responded 17 Oct 2020
Good morning. I'm sorry to hear of your experience, this is unusual. I'm not sure from your comments if you had a puncture whilst cycling, and if you did that can be so frustrating as you can't always see what's in the road/track. I don't know what or where you tried to get service but if it wasn't from ourselves, it is difficult for us to comment, but maybe we can apologise on their behalf.
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Samantha C wrote a review Oct 2020
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions4 helpful votes
A great tour showing you great parts of Oxford. The tour was really interesting with lists of fun facts about the different locations which made it fun. I’d 100% recommend this to anyone who goes to the city. It was also the perfect amount of time to see everything we wanted to.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from AnnBaintonBikes, Guest Relations Manager at Bainton Bikes Cycle Hire & Tours
Responded 17 Oct 2020
We're bias - we also think it's a great way to see the city! We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour and visiting the city! Many thanks for your comments!
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patanddave2010 wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom17 contributions11 helpful votes
We did the full day cycle tour including a punt down the river. We really enjoyed it all. The weather was beautiful and we rode out of Oxford over the common . Took a sandwich to eat on the punt. Rich was very informative about the whole area and all the colleges. £90 wasn't cheap but we thought it was worth it and would recommend it. We kept our bikes for the next day and did a self guided ride over to Woodstock and Bleinham. Visiting Churchill's grave at Bladen. Thank you Rich
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from AnnBaintonBikes, Guest Relations Manager at Bainton Bikes Cycle Hire & Tours
Responded 11 Oct 2020
Hello again! We are so pleased you enjoyed the Oxford Experience Tour! Punting can be great fun and I think taking your own picnic to have on the punt is ideal! For the two days it seems you benefitted by cycling to many different places! Pleased to learn that Rich was very helpful too! Many thanks!
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