Why Choose E-Bike Safaris?
We are committed to helping you have the best possible experience in the South and Central regions of the beautiful Lake District.
Convenience & Quality
Our Bike Hire service delivers the bikes to your accommodation or alternative pre-arranged locations. The service removes the need for driving your car to bike rental locations, getting caught in traffic jams, finding and paying for parking and having to return the bike by a set time.
Greater Appreciation of the Countryside: With our robust German engineered electric bikes, you can explore large areas of the Lake District each day directly from your accommodation. On E-Bikes you can experience the natural beauty of the Lake District via scenic country lanes and trails, avoiding the busy roads, whilst also being able to access all the attractions on offer.
Personal Service: On delivery, you will receive an orientation of the equipment, along with proposed cycle routes capturing scenic cycle trails, local attractions, walks, other leisure activities, cafés, shops and restaurants.
Removable Batteries: The Bosch batteries enable you to cycle long distances each day and can be removed at the end of each day for re-charging convenience.
Accessories Provided: As well as the safety accessories, including lights, high vis straps and helmets, we provide each E-Bike with a set of panniers. This provides the option of taking your own picnics, shopping on route, and taking additional clothing in case the weather changes during your excursions. We also provide each bike with a phone mount for easy navigation along the country lanes and trails.
Healthy Activities in the Lake District
Cycling in the Cumbria countryside is a great form of transport if you would like a healthy activity focused holiday, or simply to absorb the beautiful scenery.
Fresh air and enjoyable exercise: The extra assistance provided by the electric bikes eradicate the dread of hills and helps you go further, faster and explore more challenging routes, whilst enjoying the fresh air and exercise.
Leisure Activities: On your rented E-Bike you can still access the range of other activities on offer in the Lake District, including paddle boarding, kayaking, hiring boats, ferry and steamer trips, and so much more.
Help Reduce Carbon Emissions
E-Bike Safaris is committed to reducing the vehicle congestion and carbon emission in the Lake District and beyond.
Leave the car behind: By riding E-Bikes from your accommodation you are helping us reduce vehicle emissions and the road congestion in the Lake District whilst gaining a much greater appreciation of the countryside.
Transfers between train stations and accommodation: E-Bike Safaris can arrange transfers from the nearest train station to your accommodation. From most locations it is possible to access grocery stores on the E-Bike and, where required, we can help you find alternative solutions.
How Did E-Bike Safaris Come About
As the founder of E-Bikes Safaris, I (Phil Thomas) established the company to help promote cycling as a preferred form of transport in the Lake District and beyond. On returning to the Lake District to live, having worked in the leisure industry for many years and a keen cyclist, being involved in the cycle industry seemed like a natural progression.
Whilst on a family holiday, we experienced all the benefits of hiring E-Bikes first hand. The whole family were able to enjoy the same rides, at the same pace, whilst using as much physical effort as each member of the family chose.
As well as being a keen cyclist and triathlete, I have spent many years leading adventure holidays, managed projects for international aid charities and worked in the outdoor education sector. I adopted the name E-Bike Safaris having spent many years working in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Phil Thomas, E-Bike Safaris Ltd Managing Director, is a Level 3 certified Cycle maintenance mechanic through the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry). In addition, E-Bike Safaris Ltd is a certified Bosch E-bike service agent, providing full Bosch diagnostics and firmware updates.
E-Bike Safaris provide strong, reliable and comfortable electric bikes with high quality components, including Bosch motors and batteries along with Shimano gear and brake systems.
Whether it is your first experience riding an E-Bike or you are a seasoned rider, you will find them a pleasure to ride.
Our qualified mechanic ensures the bikes are fully serviced prior to each rental.
Great delivery service and awesome communications. The bikes are in great condition and perfect for riding the roads in the Lake District. We followed one of the suggested rides and loved it. Looking forward to more rides tomorrow and in the future. Phil is a Rock.
D.S. June 23
What a fantastic experience! There can be no better way of exploring the Lakes than on an e-bike...
These bikes are definitely suitable for all fitness levels and make the beauty spots of the Lakes accessible to everyone.
D.H. June 23
Had a fab day out thanks to Phil! I had not been on an E-bike before but it was great fun. Phil
dropped the bikes off at our B&B and gave some great route (and cafe!!)
recommendations. I absolutely loved that we could just set off from our door. 🚴
M.D. June 23
E. Bikes are a brilliant way to explore the wonderful scenery in this part of the world – without necessarily being ultra fit!
C.R. April 23