ON YOUR BIKE is Millport’s most comprehensive cycle hire shop. We have all manner of cycling options, including the conference bike which seats 7 people. Electric bikes are also popular for those less able, or perhaps too lazy to pedal, but still wish to go round the island. Our prices are probably the cheapest in the country. Click to our website for price list. Large group rates can be negotiated.
In addition to bikes, kayaks can also be hired, which can be paddled over to the little islands opposite the shop. This group of uninhabited islands are called “THE EILEANS” and are home to a colony of Harbour and Atlantic Grey seals. The kayaks allow you to get close to them.
Over 100 species of bird inhabit Cumbrae. Many can be closely viewed along the cycle route. The shop’s owner is a keen birder and can tell you what is about. Dolphins, porpoises and Basking Sharks are often seen just offshore. With so much wildlife to be found, a visit to Cumbrae is almost like a trip to the zoo, although the amazing Lion Rock and Crocodile Rock are quite harmless.
ON YOUR BIKE also stock most of the things you may require for your visit, such as drinks, ices, slush, beach toys, beachwear, batteries, sunglasses, suncream, t shirts, wet suits and loads more. Wet weather items also stocked, including board games and airfix models.
During peak times it is advisable to prebook, especially if you want things like tandems, buggies or tag-a-longs as there are limited amounts. We have hundreds of standard bikes so it’s rare we run out. Catering for large groups such as schools is not a problem. Cumbrae is the country’s no1 cycle route. It’s a perfect 10. Yes 10 miles of almost traffic free coastal road with a stunning new view round each bend. On busy days 1000 bikes go round. You have never seen anything like it. There are many little picnic areas and cafes en route plus several public toilets. You can cycle round in under an hour but 2-3 hours leisurely stop/start progress is more common. Our store is on the main street opposite the bus terminal next to the Ritz Café so you can’t miss it.
Hope to see you soon.
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