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Terms & Conditions


(a) Definitions of the Law

This Contract is an agreement between parties for the delivery, hire and collection of bicycles and accessories, (The “Equipment”) and the sale of (the

‘Goods”) detailed overleaf and will he governed by English law.

The parties to the contract are:

(i) The first party named is (the “Hirer”)

(ii) Lake District Bike Hire (the “Supplier”)

(iii) Where the hirer is not an individual acting in person, the person whose the first person named that

appears on the form (the “Signatory”). No variation or addition to this contract shall be effective. If any

condition is held to be invalid the others will not be affected. A decision not to enforce any condition will not

constitute a waiver of the supplier’s rights.

(b) Extent of the Contract and non assignability.

The contract will be effective when the Hirer places a detailed order and the Supplier has accepted it. The

Contract is not assignable.

(c) Maximum period of hire

If the Hirer is an individual, partnership or an unincorporated body the contract will at latest terminate upon its expiry in fourteen months from the day of commencement.

(d) Termination of the contract

If the Hirer is in breach of the contract, the supplier may terminate the Contract and repossess the

equipment without affecting any rights to recover monies due including damages for breach of the Contract

or any other remedies.

(e) Ownership of the Equipment and Goods.

The Equipment remains at all times the property of the supplier.

The Goods remain the property of the supplier until receipt of payment in full.


(a) Basis of charging

Charges and commencement dates, are as stated overleaf and charges include Saturdays, Sundays and

Public holidays until the Equipment is returned.

(b) Time for payment and VAT

The Hirer will pay all moneys due, including VAT on demand. The Hirer will be liable for any reasonable

legal charges incurred by the Supplier in the recovery of the amounts due.

(c) Deposits / guarantee.

Deposits are set at amounts reasonably required, normally being the replacement value of the equipment

and may be used to set against any moneys due. Balances are refunded to the Hirer or Signatory upon the

return of Equipment in good condition.

If the hire for each item of equipment is the less than one

day, an administration charge of £1.00 will be

debited from a credit or debit card.

If the Hirer pays the deposit/guarantee by credit/debit card, supplying credit/debit card details to the Supplier

(electronically or otherwise) he/she authorizes the Supplier to debit the amount due from the credit/debit

card company for settlement for monies due. The Hirer may be charged 4% to cover the credit card

Company’s commission.


(a) Damage or loss costs.

The hirer will pay for Equipment loss. Severe damage or Equipment loss will result in charging full

replacement costs. Hire charges will accrue until settlement is made. The Hirer will also pay the cost of damage repair.

a. Delivery inspection and receipt of Equipment and Goods.

The Hirer/signatory will examine the Equipment or goods at physical handover to ensure satisfaction, and any

defects of the Equipment must be drawn to the suppliers attention at this time.

(c) Collection of Equipment.

A date and time for collection will be prearranged at the time of booking. Unless previously agreed with Go By Cycle, you will ensure that you will be present for scheduled delivery and collection times lot

(d) Security of Equipment.

The Hirer assumes responsibility for the Equipment and undertakes not to sell, rehire or part with

possession, alter, repair or modify it in any way.

(e) Lost or Stolen Equipment.

The Hirer agrees to insure the equipment against all risks on a new for old basis with any claim, settlement

receipts from an insurance company or other source being held in trust for payment on demand. This liability

is without prejudice to any Suppliers rights under the contract. Equipment purchased to replace lost or stolen

items/ equipment is the property of the Supplier.

(f) Maintenance of Equipment, and breakdown procedures.

The Hirer is responsible for safety, safe use, serviceability and cleanliness of the equipment throughout the

hire period and must immediately notify the supplier of any breakdown or shortcomings without attempt of


(g) daily inspection.

the hirer agrees to inspect the equipment every day, to ensure that it is safe to use. Inspection must include,

brakes are working correctly, front and back, wheel bolts/quick release mechanisms are securely holding

wheels in position. if any defect is found during inspection, you must not use the equipment until a remedy

has been sought.

(h) Signatories Warranty.

The signatory warrants that he/she authorised by the Hirer

to enter into this contract and indemnities the

Supplier against all losses and costs incurred if such

authority is misrepresented.


(a) Acknowledgement of safety instructions and safe use.

The hirer/user when cycling in the UK must observe the UK “Highway Code” and road traffic laws at all

times, or the rules/laws of the road in the country that he or she is cycling. With regards to the UK, the Hirer should pay attention in particular to the “Extra rules for Cyclists” (Rules 187-211)

(b) The Hirer must be in good physical health, the Supplier can not be held liable for any medical condition that might be aggravated by physical exertion.

(c)The Hirer understands and accept the advise that a cycle helmet must be worn at all times during the hire period.

(c) The hirer indemnities the Supplier against any expense liability, loss or claim proceedings for any personal injury and damage to or loss of any property arising from or in connection with the Contract.

(d)The Hirer accepts that cycling is inherently dangerous.

(e) If you are involved in an accident do not make any admission of liability.

(f) If you are involved in an accident do not make an offer to pay the other persons claim.

(g) If you are involved in an accident do not attempt to negotiate a settlement with the other person without

the Suppliers consent.


Supply of Equipment and Goods and limitation of liability.

Liability for claims made by the Hirer will not exceed the period hire charges of Goods, or nor extend to any

consequential or financial loss, liability caused by late or nondelivery of Equipment and/or Goods or it’s

unsuitability, breakdown or lawful repossession. The Supplier may substitute items of similar quality,

specification or performance when necessary.

Subject to the above the Supplier will be liable for any negligence in the performance of its obligation under

this Contract.


On receiving a confirmed order by email

or other method, the terms of cancellation are:

up to 24 hours before the hire period is due to start full refund of fees paid, minus administration fee of


After 24 hours before the hire period is due to start you will be charged the first 24 hour rental fee. This fee is

non refundable. Other rental days will be refunded no administration fee applied


Payment is due at time of booking.