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Excellent service and a great experience

We booked 2 e-bikes as we wanted to try them out, having not cycled for a few years and not as fit... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Alison M
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Dorset
Good value hire.

Hired an e bike for half a day. Really good quality and a knowledgeable staff member made it all... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
X2142EPmarkc
,
Warlingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Tarka Trail Cycle Hire is one of the leading cycle hire companies with a large range of bikes, including, hybrids, mountain bikes, tandems, and an adult trike, they have a bike that will suit everybody. They provide various child attachments...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Barnstaple Railway Station Station Road, Barnstaple EX31 2AU, England
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We booked 2 e-bikes as we wanted to try them out, having not cycled for a few years and not as fit as we used to be. The staff there were friendly and could not have been more helpful, explaining how the bikes worked, providing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alison M
Paul P, Owner at Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks for the great review Alison. I'm glad you mentioned the E-bikes, we now have a variety of sizes hopefully to suit everyone, with more on the way next season. So if you want to try one out come down to the hire. thanks again...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Hired an e bike for half a day. Really good quality and a knowledgeable staff member made it all the better. Thanks.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Paul P, Owner at Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thanks Mark, yes the e bikes are getting very popular now. We also stock EMU ebikes now for commuters. Fantastic fold up ebikes for less that £1000. thanks again Paul

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Booked ahead which was easy enough over the phone. Staff were very friendly, and efficient (we were on our way, in a matter of minutes). Decent value for money. Bikes were ok, and more than adequate for a day on the Tarka Trail (we cycled...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul P, Owner at Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi Thanks for the review. Glad you had a good day and enjoyed your time on the trail. Not sure about the notion of unresponsive brakes. Our bikes are checked at least twice before you go out on them, so unresponsiveness should not be an...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We hired 2 bikes for the 9 mi ride to Bideford. Staff were friendly and very helpful, bikes in very good condition with lock and repair kit included. Love doing this trip along the estuary.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We had the best experience today with Tarka Trail Cycle Hire. Both gentleman were absolutely lovely with a great sense of humour while being so welcoming and friendly. We hired a tandem bike for the first time and were given some time to ride around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul P, Owner at Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Hi Kathryn I'm glad you had a good day. It was actually me who redirected you back to the trail the Sticklepath garage isn't quite to scenic :) The guys you mentioned were Tim and John and I will pass on your kind words. We...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great afternoon cycling the Tarka Trail to Bideford with our seven month old pup in a bike trailer for the first time. We booked the bikes and trailer a couple of weeks in advance, to guarantee the bikes being available and ready for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul P, Owner at Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks Lou, definitely worth booking in advance. Glad you had a great ride. Thanks again Paul

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I hired two bikes for the day. We were greeted by John who took care of our booking and made sure the bikes and helmets were set up correctly for us both. He then described the routes and also explained the various...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul P, Owner at Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks Guys I will pass on your review to the guys to let them know what a great job they are doing.. Thanks Paul

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon cycling part of the Tarka trail. The staff at the cycle hire had us fitted with bikes, in no time, and were very helpful. Would thoroughly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Half a day hire for four family members: we hired two hybrid cycles and a tandem. Easy to book (over the 'phone on the previous day). I would certainly recommend booking ahead during holiday periods, particularly when the weather is good. All the cycles were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Hired 6 bikes for a family including a 9 year old, a teenager, 2 young adults and 2 worn out adults (e bikes are the way to go!). Great service - got us all set up and off on the Tarka Trail. 4 hours and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Paul P, Owner at Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thanks Clare, yes the e bikes are becoming a very popular option to get the most out go the day. See you again soon Paul

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