Booking Terms and Conditions

Barra Bike Hire Terms & Conditions


1.1 Our aim is to provide quality, serviced, specialist bikes for hire. To achieve this, at a reasonable cost, we ask our clients to treat the equipment with care and responsibly at all times.

1.2 Bikes and equipment can only be hired from Barra Bike Hire on completion of a ‘Hire Agreement Form’ or by accepting our hire conditions on our online booking portal. Upon acceptance of these Terms & Conditions a binding contract is formed between Barra Bike Hire and the hirer. This contract is henceforth referred to as a ‘Booking’. We reserve the right not to accept or to fulfil a Booking.

1.3 All Bookings are subject to availability. When a Booking is made by one person on behalf of another person or people that person is confirming to Barra Bike Hire that he or she has the authority to make such a booking and is accepting the terms and conditions on their behalf.

1.4 The hire period commences on the day the bike(s) and equipment are collected or dispatched to you and continues until the bike(s) and equipment is returned to Barra Bike Hire or the agreed ‘bike drop-off’ point.


2.1 You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically fit enough to undertake cycling any distance or compete in events using Barra Bike Hire bike(s) or equipment you have booked. Barra Bike Hire does not accept any responsibility for your failure to complete your hire period due to lack of fitness, illness or injury. Barra Bike Hire does not accept liability for death, personal injury, loss or damage to personal effects to any participant, nor can Barra Bike Hire accept any responsibility for delays or changes to your period of hire due to weather, strikes, war, terrorism or other causes.

2.2 You accept that cycling on a public highway and competition on such carries its own risks and you have made your Booking on the basis that you undertake the hire at your own risk. You understand and accept that Barra Bike Hire advises the wearing of cycle helmets at all times when riding.

2.3 You will ride your cycle responsibly at all times. You will not hold Barra Bike Hire responsible for any loss, damage or injury including death to persons or property with regard to the use of the cycle(s) and equipment hired. You accept responsibility to indemnify Barra Bike Hire against any claim, interest, demand or expense in respect of such injury or damage.

2.5 You are responsible for all cycles and equipment hired or loaned and it is your responsibility to keep these items safe from damage, loss or theft, use it in a proper manner and not subject it to any misuse or unfair wear and tear. You specifically agree to not take the hire bike onto any beach. [Should the bike need to be ‘deep cleaned’ to remove sand from the drive train should the bike be deemed to be contaminated by excessive sand then there is a £40.00 fee chargeable].  

2.6 Any damage caused due to crash or neglect is the Customer’s responsibility and will be charged for.

2.7 You will notify Barra Bike Hire immediately of any loss, damage or theft to the hired cycles or equipment however caused. You will be responsible for paying Barra Bike Hire the reasonable costs of repair or replacement for any such loss, damage or theft.

2.8 You will not offer for sale, sell, dispose, mortgage, lend, pledge or otherwise part with possession of the hired cycle(s) or equipment.

2.9 Barra Bike Hire staff are usually available by phone or email to help out with any problems during the hire period. It is however the hirer’s/client’s responsibility to keep a check on the condition of the bike(s) they have hired and report any wear or damage during the hire. Whilst Barra Bike Hire will always do it’s best to have staff available during the hire period this cannot be guaranteed at all times.


  1. Payments or a deposit are collected on booking the bike(s). Our cancellation policy is as follows:

< >Bookings made in advance are entitled to a full refund of fees/deposits up to the time scales outlined below Up to 1 month before the hire date – Retain the deposit and/or 10% of the full value of the hire booking.Up to 2 weeks before the hire date – 25% of the full value of the hire booking.Up to 1 week before the hire date - 50% of the full value of the hire booking.Up to 3 days before the hire date - 75% of the full value of the hire booking.1 day before the hire date - 100% of the value of the hire booking.Any cycles and/or equipment hired or used are returned in an undamaged condition to Barra Bike Hire.Any cycles and/ or equipment hired or used are returned within the arranged hire period at an arranged time and place to Barra Bike Hire.Any of your own actions or omissions;The action or omission of a third party not connected with the provision of your bike hire:An event or circumstances which we could not have predicted or avoided even after taking all reasonable care;Where any loss or damage is considered to be indirect or consequential loss.

5.3 Except in respect of death and personal injury, in respect of which no limit of liability shall apply, Barra Bike Hires total liability to you under this contract between us shall be limited to the total cost of your Booking.

5.4 Barra Bike Hire shall have no liability to you if we are unable to fulfil a booking due to an event of Force Majeure. In the event of Barra Bike Hire being unable to fulfil your booking our liability to you shall not exceed to the agreed cost of the hire.

5.5 Except where expressly permitted under the Data Protection Act 1998, we will only use your personal details in connection with your Booking arrangements, unless you agree otherwise. We will keep your personal details secure in accordance with our obligations under the Date Protection Act 1998.


6.1 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between us, and supersede any previous agreement or understanding and may not be varied except in writing between us. All other terms, express or implied by statute or otherwise, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

6.2 Any notice required or permitted to be given by either of us to the other under these terms and conditions shall be in writing.

6.3 No failure or delay by either of us in exercising any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall be deemed to be a waiver of that right, and no waiver by either of us of any breach of these terms and conditions by the other shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

6.4 If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by any court or other competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions of these terms and conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected.

6.5 Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, nothing in these terms and conditions confers or purports to confer on any third party any benefit or any right to enforce any of these terms or conditions pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

6.6 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and both of us hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.