Fancy exploring scotland by bike this year ? 

Bookings are being taken now for 2024  

(Booking portal at bottom of page ). 

Our hire bikes are from Ridgeback, a very popular “road hybrid” style bike suitable for use on roads, cycle pathways, bridleways, road touring etc. this years model is the ridgeback vanteo . equipped with rear topeak expedition pannier rack & bottle cage . 

FREE  storage offered for your luggage / cases on arrival . 

All rentals are supplied with the following : helmet / lock / spare tube / pump / tyre levers / alan key set / plus we supply a handy frame fit tool holder pack ! FREE OF CHARGE !! 

email  - sales@gearbikes.com -  or  better still use our online booking system below if you're ready and we will come back to you with availability real quick !!  ( during peak periods ,may, june, july,  aug & sep  its best to use the online booking system for quotes ) thanks 

Check our reviews on google ! 

le roi bolos

6 reviews·2 photos

3 months ago

Me and my son rented a couple of bikes from Gear bikes to do the National cycle route up to Inverness and down the Great Glen, some 300miles. The bikes were ready for us, first thing in the morning and were in perfect condition. The bikes were extremely good value, and were robust enough to tackle certain N7 roads which were not tarred. Joe the owner was super friendly and made sure we had any extra equipement and tools necessary. His can do and solicitous attitude gave my cycling hoilday the perfect start. A credit to Glasgow!

 

Roman Hennig

8 reviews·1 photo

4 months ago

We had a great experience renting bikes here for a one week bike packing trip through the Highlands. Bikes worked perfectly and Ian and Joe are just really nice. Highly recommended!

Carla C

3 reviews

5 months ago

Rented two hybrid touring bikes with racks, side bags, helmets and lock. I got a medium size (I am 5’6”) my fiancée got 2XL (He is 6’3”). We rented them for a week. They were just right, new and well equipped for emergency repairs. Friendly and helpful staff. Conveniently located near Kelvingrove Park. We biked all over Glasgow and beyond using the Komoot app. So fun! Highly recommend Gear Bikes! And Komoot app. Happy biking!

renato perim

7 reviews·3 photos

3 years ago

The best bikeshop to rent a bike in Glasgow. I am from Brazil, and planned a bike trip to Inverness. I did everything in advance contacting Joe by internet. The prices are low, mostly, the bikes are the very good with great maintenance. We also rented the panniers. highly recommend!!!!

Fiona K

3 reviews

NEW

Just rented a touring bike and pannier bags for a 12-day bikepacking holiday. The rental was extremely affordable and came with everything you might need, including a helmet, lock, tire patch kit - they even have camping stove gas in the shop if you need it. The bike was brand new and honestly the nicest piece I’ve ever ridden - light as air. It was a joy to rent from these champs, who were kind enough to let me pack and unpack all my gear in the shop. Would recommend this place to any foreigner who is trying to go touring in Scotland!

Rachel Lord

2 reviews·1 photo

2 months ago

We had fantastic and friendly service from Gear Bikes. Four family members - two from USA, two from England - rented bikes (and one set of panniers) for a week to cycle the *John Muir Way*.

When we came in, Sandy could not have been more thorough. He took a good hour to make sure all bikes and helmets were the right fit. He was so friendly and passed on lots of JMW tips.

Joe was also friendly, helpful and responsive, right from the get-go when we first made an inquiry. He was responsive out-of-hours when we wanted to extend the rental by a day.

Really friendly shop, and great prices! For our next Scotland bike trip, we’ll be back. Big thanks to the team.

 

BOOKING PORTAL BELOW ! 

Pannier bags are made by ortlieb and have a 20 litre capacity in each bag . You are hiring a pair ( so 40 litre in total ) 

Please note we do NOT hire 

e-bikes / triathlon bikes / racing bikes / children’s bikes / child seats / trailers or mountain bikes 

You can view a video of our road touring hybrid bikes in video ABOVE  : 

Please choose correct size & dates required we will then reply with confirmation if available . If not we will send note to your mobile number or email provided .  Please note pannier bags MUST be booked at same time , you can add these to your bike booking . 

You will receive a booking invoice at your email address , Once paid , bikes are secure . Please note that our system will not reserve bikes until the reservation invoice is paid . 

ID required on arrival - passport or driving licence . 

Please note We are unable to deliver or collect rental bikes . Free storage facility at shop for your luggage . 

Thanks 

Team @ gear bikes glasgow 

 

 

 

  • SUPPLIED FREE WITH YOUR RENTAL BIKE : 
  • Puncture kit
  • Spare tube
  • Pump
  • lock
  • Tyre levers         
  • Alan key set 
  • helmet 
  • ALL FREE !

If you'd like pannier bags please indicate which bike they are for when booking and we'll supply a pair of Ortlieb pannier bags (40 litres total).

Use the form bellow to enter your rental requirements. Once we've confirmed the booking we'll send you a paypal invoice with payment details. This can take 24 hours. Any worries just get in contact! 

If your calling from outsde the uk please dial ; 

From usa & canada 011 44 141 3391179  

from Australia dial 0011 44 141 3391179

all other countries dial 0044 141 3391179 

You can also use WHATSAPP to the shop on +44 7831 694 830 

On the day of your rental all we ask for it a Drivers License or Passport as a deposit.

Our rental policy can be found here and our privacy policy here

Dont forget we offer FREE storage facilities for cases / luggage etc ( no limit ) 

ASK IN STORE ABOUT OUR HUGE COLLECTION OF SCOTTISH ROAD CYCLING MAPS

Bike Sizes

Type Height Bike Size
small 5'0 - 5'4 152 - 162cm 15in
Medium 5'4" - 5'8" 162 - 173cm 17in
Large  5'8" - 5'10" 172 - 178cm 19in
X-Large 5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185cm 21in
XX-Large 6`1 - 6'5" 185 - 195cm 23in
       

View Prices

Prices

Full Day Hire: £20

  • Multi-purpose hybrid/road touring bike
  • Padlock: free
  • Helmet: free
  • Pair of Ortlieb panniers bags (40 litre pair): add £5 per day
  • Extra Day: add £10 per bike per day

Half Day: £15 (4 hours)

  • Multi-purpose hybrid/road touring bike
  • Padlock: free
  • Helmet: free

Week Hire: £80

  • Multi-purpose hybrid/road touring bike
  • Padlock: free
  • Helmet: free
  • Pair of Ortlieb panniers bags (40 litre pair): add £30 per week
  • Extra Day: add £10 per bike per day

Extras:

  • Accessory Pack: £10
  • Car Rack:
    • £5 per bike per day
    • £30 per week

Rental Policy

  • Once payment is received this will move your booking to active.
  • Payment must be made in full at time of booking
  • Should you wish to cancel your booking you must contact us at least 21 days in advance of booking date. We will then be happy to refund the cost.
  • Please note cancellations will incur a 10% handling charge.
  • No refunds are given if you return early with your pre-paid booked bike.
  • A current passport and or driving license will be used as identification at the time of visit to our shop to collect your bike or bikes, a copy of the  ID produced will be left with us during the rental period.
  • Helmets and locks are provided with each bike.
  • we also provide emergency spares like puncture kit / tyre levers / pump / alan key set / spare tube / FREE !! 
  • Pannier bags are made by ortlieb and have a 20 litre capacity in each bag . You are hiring a pair ( so 40 litre in total ) 

     

    Please note we do NOT hire 

    e-bikes / triathlon bikes / racing bikes / children’s bikes / child seats / trailers or mountain bikes 

    Please choose correct size & dates required we will then reply with confirmation if available . If not we will send note to your mobile number or email provided .  Please note pannier bags MUST be booked at same time , you can add these to your bike booking . 

    You will receive a booking invoice at your email address , Once paid , bikes are secure . Please note that our system will not reserve bikes until the reservation invoice is paid . 

    ID required on arrival - passport or driving licence . 

     

    Please note We are unable to deliver or collect rental bikes . Free storage facility at shop for your luggage .

     

    PLEASE NOTE SHOP  IS OPEN SUNDAYS 12-5PM  .DURING 2024 

     

    Thanks 

    Team @ gear bikes glasgow 

     

    For further info regarding places to visit etc please see link below 

     

    https://www.visitscotland.com

     

    Message from gear bike shop