Southport Cycle Hire

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Southport Cycle Hire
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Southport Cycle Hire has bikes for all the family. Open all year round, our friendly staff will be on hand to help you plan your ride with advice and lots of ideas of routes you can try.
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WilburyNo_9
Liverpool, UK3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Every time we visit Southport in half decent weather this is our first stop. Stick the toddler in a child seat or the trailer and off we go exploring the prom, the front and generally tootling about Lord st etc.

I’ve been served by 3 different staff and every time they’re cheerful, helpful and patient as our toddler runs round the place wrecking the gaff. The youngest of the 3 staff who’s name frustratingly I can’t remember was particularly helpful and today helped me with my Nans wheelchair by pumping up the tyres for us! Above and beyond!

The bikes are not flash but are in good condition and ideal for their purpose, they are excellent value and as you’d guess - I recommend this place to anyone.
Written 2 June 2022
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Abigail S
New York City, NY157 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We hired two bikes on Wednesday 4th August from Southport Eco Centre bike hire. One bike had a child trailer attached for our two children; a toddler aged two and a baby aged 10 months.

We phoned ahead as we were travelling from Manchester to make sure a child’s trailer was available and that it would be suitable for our baby. On arrival we also checked a further two times that the trailer would be suitable with the Eco Centre bike hire. On each Occassion we were assured the trailer was appropriate for our use.

Unfortunately the trailer was clearly unsuitable after we set off. In fact, we returned within ten minutes and didn’t even make it as far as the coastal road. Our baby was in a slouched forward and sideways position. The helmet we rented forced her neck into a clearly unsafe position.

We decided the trailer was unsafe and returned within ten minutes. When we took our baby out of the trailer we noticed a safety sign saying this trailer was unsuitable for babies under 18 months.

At no point was this age restriction mentioned, nor was an apology offered at any point, nor was a refund.

We don’t care about the money or the lack of apology. We don’t care about the legal technicalities and the terms and conditions wrapped around our bike hire agreement.

What we do care about deeply is that an infant could sustain serious injuries in the future.

Safety must be the absolutely priority when it comes to hiring out equipment for babies.

The young chap running the bike hire was unaware of critical safety restrictions for infants. When we discussed it afterwards he was very honest and said he didn’t know anything about the age suitability restrictions. This needs to be addressed forthwith.

I am flagging this potentially tragic oversight here to save any young families a wasted journey and a wasted £20. I am also flagging this to the Council so the appropriate training can be rolled out to remedy this lack of knowledge.
Written 4 August 2021
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Andy P
Ashton-under-Lyne, UK2 contributions
Jul 2021
Friendly staff, took care of all our needs went out of his way to help.
Excellent cycle routes around the area
Needs better signage
5*****
Written 26 July 2021
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James D
Liverpool, UK7 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Excellent service from start to finish. The wife and I are a bit unsure whether to invest in actual bikes, so we came and explored this service.
Superb, is all I can say. Come and find out for yourselves, before investing hundreds of pounds in bikes you may never use. 10/10
Written 26 June 2021
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CrystalPower
London, UK1,561 contributions
Jun 2021
Southport Cycle Hire is a place to visit when in Southport. It's affordable to hire a bike for 4 hours at £6 (at £1.50 a hire you can't go wrong). There's a range of biking routes available Squirrel, Butterfly etc. attempted the Squirrel but only made it to Java Coffee Lounge (Shore Place) and around town (approx. 8 miles) The hire Staff team member Kurtis was very knowledgeable and professional.

Suffered a sore saddle for up to 48 hours after the experience.
Written 19 June 2021
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Janette M
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
Today we made memories to last a life time. We had a fantastic day, thanks to the lovely gentleman at Sefton and west Lancashire cycle hire. Great value for money, excellent customer service, a wide range of cycle routes, easy medium, hard. Cycles, trailers and baby seats available with accessories. Would definitely recommend for a family day out and to get to see lots of lovely Southport.xx thankyou very much Sefton cycle hire! Wish I had of got your name, for a big shout out😘
Written 12 June 2021
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Cliff G
3 contributions
May 2021 • Family
What a brilliant way to spend some time. £12 for two bikes with the baby carrier. Fantastic service. Fantastic staff. Friendly and helpful. Cannot rate it highly enough. The staff member was an absolute credit to the company.
Written 1 May 2021
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Helen G
Southport, UK6 contributions
May 2021 • Family
A wonderful sunny morning spent cycling round the sights of Southport with our 2 year happily cruising on the back safely clipped into a child seat. The bikes were straightforward and comfortable with 3 gears and safety equipment provided for just £6 hire per bike for 4 hours. Really simple to hire out and use. Would thoroughly recommend to those without access to bikes to explore the town and makes a lovely change from our lockdown walks!
Written 1 May 2021
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eyelashwishes16
Southport, UK64 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We've just had a fantastic day of cycling courtesy of the cycle hire centre. It only cost us £12 for two bikes for up to four hours, you can hire them for the full day for slightly more. I haven't cycled for ten years so was a little unsure of what to expect, but I felt really comfortable on the bike. The whole process was so easy, I can't wait to go back and try another route!
Written 4 May 2019
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CCHIP71
Manchester, UK33 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Really easy process to hire the bikes, lots of information on the different designated routes you can cycle too. Kept a ten year old occupied for a few hours! Great way to see Southport.
Written 24 April 2019
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