Swinley Bike Hub offer a range of high quality trail ready mountain bikes, kids bikes and cyclocross bikes ready to take on the Green, Blue and Red Trails and fire roads of Swinley Forest.

The hire fleet at Swinley Bike Hub consists of 3 mountain bike categories: Trail Ready Mountain Bike with Front Suspension, Premium Mountain Bikes with Front Suspension and Full Suspension Mountain Bikes.

Swinley Bike Hub also offer a range of Children Bikes for the forest and trails including Balance Bikes, 20″, 24″ and 26″ Wheel bikes and a growing range of Cyclo Cross Bikes (CX) to hire.

There’s more information about our bikes at the foot of the page to help you decide which bike is best for you. If you need any help making your selection, please contact us for a chat or call on 01344 360229.

Whyte Bike 603 (Hire Bike) Sizing Chart

Extra Small 4’7″ –  5’2″ (up to 157cm)
Small 5’2″ – 5’6″ (157 – 168 cm)
Medium 5’6″ – 5’10” (168 – 178 cm)
Large 5’10” – 6’2″ (178 – 188 cm)
Extra Large 6’2″ – 6’5″ (188 – 196 cm)

Whyte Bikes Full Suspension Sizing Chart

Extra Small 4’7″ –  5’2″ (up to 157cm)
Small 5’2″ – 5’6″ (157 – 168 cm)
Medium 5’6″ – 5’10” (168 – 178 cm)
Large 5’10” – 6’2″ (178 – 188 cm)
Extra Large 6’2″ – 6’5″ (188 – 196 cm)

Mondraker Full Suspension Sizing Chart

Extra Small 4’7″ –  5’2″ (up to 157cm)
Small 5’2″ – 5’6″ (157 – 168 cm)
Medium 5’6″ – 5’10” (168 – 178 cm)
Large 5’10” – 6’2″ (178 – 188 cm)
Extra Large 6’2″ – 6’5″ (188 – 196 cm)

Swinley Bike Hub Summary of Terms & Conditions

You are about to take part in a high-risk activity. You will minimise this risk by following the safety rules and advice in the mountain bike essentials code (Available at The Hub).  If you don’t follow the safety rules and advice you could have a serious accident that could be fatal.

A qualified mechanic assesses hire bikes weekly and carries out appropriate servicing and maintenance to ensure the bikes suitability to be ridden on the graded trails at Swinley Forest.  However, please assess your bike before hire.

THE HIRER IS RESPONSIBLE for the bike and the equipment and will be liable for any loss, theft or damage to the bike or equipment through the agreed hire term.

POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION – is required from each hirer plus a permanent address and car registration.  You must bring a valid driving licence or passport and a debit / credit card as proof of identification prior to gaining hire. No ID, No Card, No Hire and No Refund!

PAYMENT for hiring is due before or at commencement of hiring. Delays in returning rental bikes will be charged for at the specified rate on the late section of the hire form.

LOSS AND DAMAGE DEPOSIT – a £250/bike deposit is required when hiring a bike. Swinley Bike Hub will take a swipe of your card for this deposit. The hirer will be liable to pay in full the cost of any loss, theft or damage of the bike/equipment, which may be over and above that of the security deposit.

Any damage will be charged for at cost price. Hire bikes should only be ridden on the grade of trail that they are designed for. Any bikes found to have been ridden on a trail above the grade they are designed for will have their damage deposit withheld.

SECURITY – bikes must not be left unattended at any time unless locked securely. Overnight hire is not permitted on any equiptment, bikes must be returned to Swinley Bike Hub shop at the end of each hire term and hire bikes must not leave Swinley Forest at any time.

Hire Duration Times

Hire bikes are hired in minimum 2 hour duration time slots.  This time duration can be extended by the hour by notifying Swinley Bike Hub prior to Hire commencement, or prior to hire terminating by means of proactive contact to Swinley Bike Hub to extend that time. Failure to notify Swinley Bike Hub of extension of time will result in the late penalties to be engaged at the rate as per on the hire form.

Time slots start at 0900 daily and end at 1800 daily. Last hire from Swinley Bike Hub is 16:00 for the bike to be returned by 18:00.

Daylight saving hours will affect the timings as above, and this will be communicated on the Swinley Bike Hub web site as appropriate.

Although Swinley Bike Hub endeavour to keep bike specifications as close to possible as stock, we cannot guarantee they will be exactly as displayed on our website.  If there is a particular specification feature you would like on your bike please call us on 01344 360229 to confirm.

CANCELLATION – within 24 hours, full charge. Within 2 weeks 60% cancellation charge, within 1 month 40% cancellation charge.

CHILDREN – Children aged 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times (including on the trails), no adult, no ride, no refund! If a booking is made for a person under the age of 18 you must notify Swinley Bike Hub as soon as you book, notifying us of who will be accompanying them.

Junior bikes are for children under 4ft 7”.

HELMETS are mandatory with the hire of a bike from Swinley Bike Hub, if you do not have one you will be required to accept one as part of the hire agreement. No bike will be hired without a helmet (either your own or hired). No Helmet, No Hire, No Refund.

The hire of bikes from Swinley Bike Hub does not include any guidance, coaching or instruction on the bike or trails, unless specifically requested and purchased by the hirer as an additional service from Swinley Bike Hub and one of the qualified trail leaders.

Full terms available to view at Swinley Bike Hub.

Swinley bike Hub Whyte 603

Trail Ready Hire Fleet – Whyte Bikes & Marin Bikes

Swinley Bike Hub have carefully selected the Whyte 603 and Marin Bobcat Trail as a great introduction to mountain biking. The bikes have a great relaxed geometry to inspire confidence, have front suspension to soak up the bumps and hydraulic disc brakes to effortlessly stop. They are very capable bikes to conquer all the trails at Swinley Forest and perfect for beginner to intermediate riders.


Premium Mountain Bikes – Whyte, Marin and Ritchey bikes

The very best of hardtail mountain bikes these bikes are fitted with great quality components including front suspension, hydraulic disc brakes and fast rolling, grippy tyres. We’ve selected these bikes as the ones we’d personally love to ride and would recommend to you.

We’ve personally selected the Whyte 901 and 905 mountain bikes to be in this fleet. They’re multi-award winning and offer great value and fun. We’ve also selected the Marin Nail Trail 6 and 7.7 and Marin Pine Mountain 2 mountain bikes to join the fleet for 2016.  New for 2017, Ritchey will join the fleet offering one of the only places to test their new range in the UK. All of these offer the perfect bike to enjoy the green, red and blue trails at Swinley Forest.


Full Suspension Bikes: Whyte, Marin, DMR & Pivot Bikes

Swinley Bike Hub is the UK Demo Centre for Whyte, Marin, DMR and Pivot bikes.  If you are looking to experience a full suspension bike, or looking to try before you buy, then try one of our bikes for the morning or afternoon. Our full suspension bikes are able to tackle every km of the Blue and Red trails with ease. Hire cost is fully redeemable if you progress to purchase a bike from Swinley Bike Hub.


Cyclo Cross & Gravel: Ritchey Bikes

Swinley Bike Hub is the UK Demo Centre for Ritchey cyclocross and gravel bikes. Our bikes allow you to experience a CX or gravel bike for the first time or to try before you buy, with all rental charges refundable on purchase of a new bike. Swinley’s trails and fire roads make for he perfect terrain for fat tyres and drop bars.


Kids bikes: Early Rider and Whyte

Swinley Bike Hub is the UK Demo Centre for Whyte and Early Rider kids bikes and is the perfect place for your kids to experience riding in a safe, fun environment. We have balance bikes for younger kids looking to learn how to ride and we have bigger bikes for bigger kids. The Early Rider 16″ offers the feel of a ‘big’ bike in a mini size and the Whyte 405 brings a great experience for young ones who are ready for 24″ wheels, disc brakes and suspension. Hire cost is fully redeemable if you progress to purchase a bike from Swinley Bike Hub.