Hire a bike at Pitsford Water. Book online or call 01780 460 705. Open every day inc. Bank Hols. Over 1 million bikes hired since 1981.

Rutland Cycling at Pitsford Water, Brixworth Country Park, Northampton Road, Northampton, NN6 9DG, UK, Northampton, Northampton, GB

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Cycle Hire at Pitsford Water

Traffic-free cycling 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.

Our cycle hire centre at Pitsford is located just off the A508 between Boughton and Brixworth, within Brixworth Country Park. We are Northampton's biggest bike rental centre and there is plenty to explore and enjoy. You can pedal along the traffic-free 7-mile lap of Pitsford reservoir - a popular option for families - or join the traffic-free Brampton Valley Way, which stretches for 14 miles between Northampton and the pretty town of Market Harborough.

There's plenty of parking on site and once you've finished cycling, there's a large children's play area, picnic areas and cafe. Pitsford Water is also a popular destination for sailing and fly fishing.

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The best choice of hire bikes

Our Pitsford 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.

Pitsford route maps

At Pitsford, you can enjoy miles of peaceful traffic-free cycling, along the 7-mile reservoir trail or along the Brampton Valley Way, which stretches for 14 miles between Northampton and Market Harborough.

When you arrive, we’ll give you a map and talk you through the waymarked route options, including shorter family-friendly routes, taking in kids' play areas and cafes.

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

Pitsford Water

Hybrid & Mountain Bikes

£24.99

Electric Bikes *

£34.99
* Photo ID required

Kids’ Bikes

£10.99

Tandems

£39.99

Tag-a-long

£10.99

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

Book Online

Alternatively you can book by phone, 7 days a week, on 01604 881 777 See location map

How to find us

Rutland Cycling at Pitsford Water

Phone
01604 881 777

Address
Brixworth Country Park,
Northampton Road,
Northampton,
NN6 9DG

Cycle hire opening hours

Mon-Sat: 09:00-17:30
Sun: 09:00-17:00

Final hire is at 15:00
Sundays — Final hire is at 14:30, close at 16:30

Store Information

Free Click & Collect at this store

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).

Do you offer a discount for schools and groups?

  • For groups of 10+, we offer 10% off 2-hour hire and 15% off all-day hire
  • If you are booking bikes for a group, we can sometimes reserve bikes until later in the day
  • Advance bookings only – please give our friendly Hire Team a call:
    • Pitsford: 01604 881 777
  • Available every day, except Bank Holiday weekends. Not in conjunction with any other offer

What is included in the family package?

The Family Ticket includes 2 adults and 2 kids bikes (age 14 and under). It's available all day, every day except Bank Holiday weekends.

What is the minimum age to go cycling alone?

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

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.

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

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

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.