FAQs

How much does it cost to hire an electric bike on the network?

£36 a day.

How far will the electric bike go without a charge?

The bikes will go for 40-60 miles on one charge.

What happens if my bike runs out of charge?

The likelihood of this happening is very slight as all bikes will be fully charged and well-maintained by your hire point.  Charging points are all along the route, but you can just ask a friendly café to plug your battery in while you enjoy a well earned spot of lunch!  If you do by chance run out, just phone your hire point for advice.

What age do I need to be to hire an electric bike?

You must be over 14 years of age to hire an electric bike. However, don’t let that stop you getting out and about and exploring Morecambe Bay! Many of our hire points also hire out regular bikes, so younger members of your party can ride along,  whilst you hire an electric bike.

Do I have to be fit to take out an electric bike?

A reasonable level of fitness is helpful, as you can certainly work up a sweat if that’s what you want! However, it is also great for people who may have an injury or health problems, but its always good to check if you are unsure.

What safety gear should I wear?

It is recommended that you always wear a cycle helmet when out and about on a bike. This will be provided along with a high visibility vest to wear over your top layer, to make you visible to all road users.

Otherwise, wear comfortable clothing and footwear that is appropriate for the changeable weather!

Can I hire a bike from one place and return it to another?

At the moment we can’t do that due to insurance issues.  We are working on it, but for now, you need to return your bike to the place you hired it from.

Where can I get a map of the cycle route?

You can view the Bay Cycle Way route here and purchase the route map here or from your hire point.

You can explore many other routes around Morecambe Bay. Ask your hire point for information.

Where can I stay?

There is lots of accommodation on offer around Morecambe Bay, from campsites and hostels to B+Bs, hotels and yurts!

One of the hire points is now offering bunk house accommodation: Witherslack Bunk House

For more accommodation around Morecambe Bay click see http://baytourism.co.uk/place/accommodation

For accommodation in Cumbria and the Lake District see www.golakes.co.uk/accommodation

For accommodation in Lancashire see www.visitlancashire.com/accommodation

What is there to do around the area?

There’s lots of choices for  places to eat and drink; historic houses;  visitor attractions to explore and towns and villages to shop in. Find out more here.

Are there places I can visit on my cycle ride?

The Morecambe Bay area is brimming full of interesting towns, villages, visitor attractions, viewpoints, lookouts, nature reserves and more! You’ll be spoilt for choice. Find out more here.

See here for places of interest around Morecambe Bay.

 

What happens if I get a puncture?

We provide a tool kit and replacement tyre, and your friendly hire point will talk you through what to do if anything happens on the ride, and how to contact them for assistance.

EXPLORE MORECAMBE BAY ON AN ELECTRIC BIKE

Why Electric Bikes?


Electric bikes offer more users an opportunity to explore Morecambe Bay regardless of age or level of fitness. The big benefits of electric bikes come from the electric motor. The extra power makes the problem of hills and headwinds a thing of the past, as well as letting you carry full panniers and luggage on your bike.

On longer journeys, an electric bike means you don’t tire nearly as easily so you’re able to explore more of Morecambe Bay and the Bay Cycle Way. An Electric Bike Network on route NCN 700 will open up the route and the wider Bay area to a wider range of users and also present a potential business opportunity for local cafes, cycle hire, accommodation and attraction providers etc. in the area.

Please take a look around this site, get inspiration and information and then come and visit Morecambe Bay!

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