Cycle hire at our places

A family cycling at Wallington

Not having your own bike shouldn't stop you exploring the precious landscapes we look after on two wheels. Thanks to our partnership with British Cycling and HSBC UK more of our special places have cycling equipment to hire, so all you need to bring is enthusiasm and some pedal power.

Our partnership with British Cycling and HSBC UK means that it's even easier for families to explore the woods, parkland, rivers and farmland we look after. It will allow more of our places to provide bike-hire at a low cost.

There's everything you'll need for a family bike ride, including bikes for adults and children, helmets, child seats and trailers.

Exploring the countryside on two wheels will not only keep you fit, it's also a magical way to get close to amazing wildlife.

Follow our trails through woodland that's home to squirrels and owls; around glittering lakes where you can see swans and dragonflies; and over grassy meadows studded with wild flowers.  

Our partnership has supported the roll-out of low-cost bike hire for the whole family at the following places: 

You can also hire bikes and cycling equipment at a number of other places cared for by the National Trust. However, prices at the locations listed below may differ from places with bike-hire schemes provided by British Cycling and HSBC UK. 

 

Balance bikes

Cycling with the National Trust is traffic and pollution free. You can relax knowing that your family is cycling in a safe environment. Our places provide the perfect training ground for little ones who have not yet found their wheels.

Our partnership with British Cycling and HSBC UK means balance bikes are available to borrow free of charge at selected places over the school holidays.

These bikes are available at:

  • Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire
  • Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion
  • Lyme, Cheshire
  • Fell Foot, Cumbria
  • Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
  • Saltram, Devon
  • Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire
  • Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire
  • Blickling, Norfolk
  • Gupton Farm, Pembrokeshire 
  • Dudmaston, Shropshire
  • Attingham Park, Shropshire 
  • Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Sunderland
  • River Wey & Godalming Navigations, Surrey

Balance bikes are also available to hire at other National Trust places for a small fee. It's always worth checking with the team at reception.