We are a well established Glasgow bike shop who have been selling quality bikes since 1980. We take pride in every bike we build. If there is anything not featured on the website that you wish to order please contact the shop and we will do our utmost to get it for you.

176 Saltmarket Glasgow G1 5LA
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    Bike Hire at Billy Bilsland Cycles

    Over the past year our hire fleet has massively expanded to include a wide variety of bike types that accommodate for a range of cycling trips. Whether nipping about Glasgow for the day, going further a field and tackling some mountain bike trails, long touring adventures up to the highlands, looking to rob some KOMs on Strava or even just try something new, we have the bike for your trip. Take a look below at the bikes that we have to offer and see if you can find the best fit for your plans. If you have any questions needing answered or some advice on which bike to go for, get in touch on 0141 552 0841 or use the 'contact us' form at the bottom of the page.

     

    Please be aware that during the summer we can be exceptionally busy so ensure you book ahead to avoid dissapointment!
     
     
     
    Hybrids / Light Touring Hire
     
    We had huge success with the Velocity from Ridgeback’s Metro Series as our hire staple for the past several years. Therefor when rejuvinating the fleet we decided to stick with the Metro Series, but this time have moved up a model to the Vanteo which offers stronger hydraulic braking and a better quality gear shift, while holding the same hardiness and reliability. We have armed all of the Vanteos with full length mudguards and a pannier rack making it suitable for nipping about town, a leisurely ride in the sun or a bit of light touring - some of Velocitys even made it to Inverness and back! Available in a range of sizes and gender specific models Vanteo is a true do-all bike that customers have been very impressed with as a commuter or all-rounder.

     

    Adventure Road / Gravel Hire
     
    If you're planning a trip on the road bikes but not quite sure what the state of the roads are going to be in, the route isn't 100% confirmed or there could be a requirement for going slightly off-piste to get to your destination, our adventure road fleet - made up of Whyte's incredibly popular Friston could be the ideal solution. With wide 37c tyres on 700c wheels, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, bolt though axles front and rear, and super-wide bars, the Friston will eat up the miles at some rate and be able to take on more than just tarmac.

     

     
     
    Mountain Bike Hire
     
    Our mountain bike hire fleet is made up with a bike from Whyte's 900 series - a super aggressive range that is fantastic at climbing and even better at descending. Ridden by more than half of the staff in store and hailed as the greatest hardtail ever we felt that the 901 would be an incredible offering for folk looking to take on some of Scotland's superb trails, allowing riders to push their limits and not the limits of our hire fleet! This bike is definitely a premium choice of bike but at a generous non-premium rate.

     

     
     
    Carbon Road Bike Hire
     
    Ride like a champion with our carbon fibre road bike fleet made up from Cervelo's R2. The R2 is Cervelo's entry point in to carbon road bikes, armed with a benchmark of good quality components. Shimano's 105 groupset takes care of the gear shifts providing good quality and reliable gear changes while Shimano's sturdy yet lightweight RS wheels provide a smooth ride and low rolling resistance. Whether you're visiting Glasgow and didn't bring your own bike or you're looking get a flavour of Cervelo, taking the R2 away for a weekend will give you a great insight as to just how well Cerverlo's R-Series ride, and an incredible weekend away obviously!  

     

     

     

    Electric Bike Hire
     
    It's the future of cycling and it's getting more and more popular by the day! If you haven't tried an e-bike before you'll understand what all the fuss is about as soon as you start pedalling one. For our fleet of hire e-bikes we have chosen two models – the Ridgeback's hugely popular Electron and the Whyte’s chunkier tired gent’s Cliffton and women’s Highgate. Both brands offer a hybrid e-bike which will suit anybody whether looking to dot about exploring Glasgow or going further afield to put some leisurely miles in. The Electron offers an easy to get on and off step through frame and a more tradition upright cycling position while the Whyte’s offer a more mountain bike style cycling position for a more nimble and dynamic ride. Both utilise Shimano's Steps motor and battery system providing power as you turn the pedals, giving you a helping hand while not doing all of the work for you. With, mudguards, integrated lights and a pannier rack these bike are great versatile and reliable e-bikes - just don't go tackling any gnarly mountain bike tracks! 

     

     

     

    Electric Road Bike Hire
     
    Love the road miles but struggle with the distances on longer rides? Want to go out with the faster groups but having trouble holding the pace up the hills? Turn “ I can’t…” into “I did…” with a trip on the new Cannondale Synapse Neo. The Synapse Neo comes with a Bosch motor and battery offering a consistent and powerful pedal assist, along with Ultegra gearing for some slick gear shifting. With a wider 32c for enhanced grip and ride comfort the Synapse Neo is capable of taking on more than just the tarmac, being quite happily suited to looser terrain such as cycle paths and canal paths. The bike also comes with full length mudguards to help keep riders dry and clean, and the bike also has the ability to take a pannier rack should riders want to take extra belongings for longer trips.

     

     

     
     
    If you're interested in hiring, have any queries or would like to book, get in touch on 0141 552 0841 or drop us an email at sales@billybilslandcycles.co.uk
     
     
    Hire fees are refundable against the cost of a similiarly priced bike purchase.  T's and C's apply

     

     

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