Bike hire & Bike shops in East Devon
The following are all places that I know and can recommend. They are friendly and helpful and full of local knowledge:
Forest Cycle Hire
Based at Haldon Forest Park, Forest Cycle Hire has more than 100 adult and child mountain bikes for hire. It also provides top quality helmets. Photo ID is required.
Exmouth Cycle Hire
This bike shop has high quality mountain bikes for hire, complete with suspension and disk brakes. All their bikes are cleaned, safety checked and tuned prior to each hire and are regularly serviced. The price includes use of helmet and a range of accessories including a pump and puncture repair kit.
Cycle Service, Sidmouth
An independently owned bike shop offering service and repair facilities along with bikes, accessories and clothing from Trek Bikes, Orbea Bikes, Electra, Raleigh, Kuota, Hope, Renthal, Moon, Bontrager, Giro, Bell and Endura clothing and eyewear.
A long-established and respected cycle business, Knobblies has an efficient fast workshop service, staff that are passionate cyclists and a reputation for listening and giving really sound advice. It was pleased to be named as one of the top three bike shops between London and Devon in a write up from Nick Crane (BBC Presenter) in the Telegraph (July 2013) who called it a "proper" bike shop.
Stocking E-Bikes for smooth, reliable, power assisted cycling; road bikes for serious riding; urban bikes for getting around town and for the family; ladies bikes and classic cycles; as well as mountain bikes and bikes for kids. It supplies Raleigh, Diamondback, Haibike and Dahon.