Bikes and Equipment
Fellow Velo Bikes and Equipment
All of our Fully Guided and Self-guided tours are priced with inclusive bike hire. We have a small fleet of bikes specially selected to match our cycle tours. Our core bikes have been supplied by Thorntons our local independent bike shop, where we have been customers for over 25 years.
Thorntons Cycle Centre is based in Rugby, Warwickshire.
They are mainly all terrain/hybrid bikes with;
• at least 21 gears,
• disc brakes front and rear,
• a comfortable gel saddle,
• a bell and a water bottle,
• a lock,
• a fitted handlebar bag,
• a fitted rear rack & pannier and,
• basic lights.
Each cycle tourist, couple or small group is also provided;
• a pump,
• a spare inner tube,
• a puncture repair kit and,
• a tool kit
We can supply alternative types of bikes (road, tandem, e-bikes etc); if these are outside of our own fleet, we hire directly from a specially selected local provider. If you want bikes that are not in our own fleet then, there would be an additional cost (and usually a refundable deposit to be paid to the hire provider) but, we would also make a reduction on the quoted tour price which will off-set some of that additional cost.
Bringing your own bike and equipment
Most people find it easiest to rely on our great Fellow Velo bikes but, if you really prefer to bring your own bike or special components, like a favourite saddle, then of course we can accommodate this. You would obviously need to sort the logistics and cost of transporting your bike to the tour but, we can help with some advice in this area.
On our Fully Guided and Self-guided tours we offer a discount of £50.00 per person/tour. Just let us know about this at the time of booking.
At the time of booking your holiday we will collect all the details we need to make sure that we reserve you the correct sizes and specifications for your bikes. We will also include children’s bikes, tagalong bikes and specialist child seats when required. If you need any other special or mobility cycling equipment then, please just contact us with the details and we will do all we can to meet your needs.
When we use bikes from a third party bike hire supplier, we will ensure that these bikes are equally suited to the tour you have selected.
We recommend that cycle tourists use helmets on all of our tours however, for personal hygiene reasons, we ask you to bring your own along on the ride or, we can source a new one for you locally. On our Fully Guided Cycle Camping tours, we will provided your tent, basic camping mat and all the other camping equipment, except the sleeping bag. You could also bring a self-inflating camping mat for a little more comfort and, we would add that to the luggage we transport for you.