Hire a bike at Ferry Meadows, voted #2 on TripAdvisor. Book online or call 01733 236103. E-bike hire available.

Ham Lane, Orton Meadows, Peterborough, PE2 5UU, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, GB

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Cycle Hire at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Pedal along peaceful, traffic-free lakeside trails – a great day out for all the family

Pre-book your hire today

Rutland Cycling have pledged to support four local MIND charities across central England in 2021, with fundraising, volunteer support and to help raise awareness of the work the local MIND charities offer the local communities in Rutland’s 14 store locations.

We have an option for you to donate to Mind whilst making your hire booking.

Come and enjoy a fun, healthy day out at Ferry Meadows Country Park, located on the western edge of Peterborough. There’s so much to experience and exploring the park by bike is the best way to get around. Pedal along miles of traffic-free paths, discover the three children’s play areas, go bug hunting, picnic on the parkland or savour the homemade delights of the excellent cafes within the park – you can even catch the cycle-friendly Nene Valley steam train.

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The best choice of hire bikes

Our Peterborough hire fleet includes standard mountain bikes, comfortable hybrid bikes, electric bikes, tandems and kids’ bikes. We also hire child seats, buggies, comfy gel saddle covers and helmets.

Our hire bicycles are brand new, current season models from premium brands, all expertly maintained so you can enjoy the ride all day long. We’ve hired over 1 million bikes since 1981, so you know you are in safe hands.

Peterborough route maps

At Ferry Meadows, you can enjoy miles of peaceful traffic-free cycling, or explore the local lanes and bridleways.

When you arrive, we’ll give you a map and talk you through the waymarked route options, including shorter family-friendly routes, taking in adventure playgrounds and cafes; or longer options for the more adventurous.

Great value packages

We offer special rates for schools, students and OAPs. (Not available on Bank Holiday weekends)

Our loyalty card gives you your 8th hire absolutely free – pick up your free card in store. We also run seasonal offers and promotions – check this page for details.

Cycle Hire Prices


Standard Hybrid & Mountain Bikes


Electric Bikes+


Kids’ Bikes




Electric Tandems


Please note, We ask all hirers to pay with a credit or debit card (this is for security purposes).

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How to find us

In Summer (BST)

In Summer, we operate our cycle hire from our Lakeside hire centre, within Ferry Meadows Country Park. Head past our main shop on your right and follow signs for Lakeside.

Summer address:
Nene Outdoor
Lakeside (Activity Centre)
Ferry Meadows

Summer phone no:
01733 234 193

Summer Opening Hours:

Mid Season 1 March - 28 May and 1 September - 31 October
Tues - Sun: 10:00-17:00
Last hire: 14:30

High season 29 May-31 August
29 May-31 August
Tues - Fri: 10:00-17:30
Sat + Sun: 10:00-18:30
Last hire;
Tues - Fri: 15:00
Sat + Sun: 16:00

During School holidays Tues - Fri: 10:00-18:30 Sat + Sun: 10:00-18:30 Last hire; Tues - Sun: 16:00

Summer Parking:
For cycle hire customers parking at the Lakeside car park within Ferry Meadows, the Nene Park Trust do charge a small car park fee, to help keep the area clean, safe and tidy for all visitors.

In Winter (GMT)

Through the winter, we offer cycle hire from our main shop on Ham Lane, just next to the Granary pub and Notcutts garden centre.

Winter address:
Nene Outdoor
Lakeside (Activity Centre)
Ferry Meadows

Winter phone no:
01733 371 013

Winter Opening Hours:
Open 11am-4pm Tuesday - Sunday (Mondays on all school holidays and bank holidays), except 25-26 Dec.

Winter Parking:
We are pleased to offer Rutland Cycling customers free parking, right outside our main Ham Lane shop.

Hire Checklist

When hiring a bike, you'll need...

  To pay with a credit or debit card (this is for security purposes)
  An adult to book if you are under 16
  To be responsible for the bike and hire equipment
  To wear appropriate clothing: we recommend breathable, loose fit clothing, a couple of layers and a light showerproof jacket. We don't recommend cycling in sandals or flip flops
  Booked online? You'll need to bring your confirmation email and a proof of ID
  Show photo ID (driving licence or passport) if you are hiring an electric bike - this is required for security purposes

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if we need to cancel our online booking?

No problem – just contact the store at least 24 hours beforehand, and we’ll transfer your booking to another day of your choice (subject to availability).

Can I hire a buggy, trailer or child seat and have it fitted to my own bicycle?

Unfortunately we are unable to hire these add-on items on their own. They can only be fitted to our hire bikes.

Do you offer any other concessions?

  • We offer a 10% discount off cycle hire to NUS students and OAPs (aged 65+)
  • Please present suitable photo ID – we are unable to give discount without it
  • Available every day, except Bank Holiday weekends. Not in conjunction with any other offer

Can we pay for cycle hire in cash?

We ask all hirers to pay by credit or debit card – this is a condition of our insurance.

What is the minimum age to go cycling alone?

Age 16. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

How do I redeem a cycle hire voucher code?

  • Cycle hire voucher codes may only be redeemed on online hire bookings, via www.rutlandcycling.com/hire
  • These voucher codes are subject to availability and may not be redeemed in conjunction with any other Rutland Cycling or third party offer
  • Cycle hire voucher codes are not valid during bank holiday weekends or school holidays
  • We regret that cycle hire voucher codes are not valid in Cambridge