School Day Trips with Rutland Cycling

Our cycle hire destinations stores throughout the East Midlands offer a fun and rewarding school trip activity. Each store is surrounded by amazing green spaces with cycle routes accessible directly from the store for school groups to safely explore and enjoy.

About us

Cycle hire is at the heart of what we do, since 1981 we've rented over 1.5 million bikes.
Each one of our hire destination stores offer something unique. Our reservoir sites at Rutland Water, Grafham Water and Pitsford Water provide miles of traffic-free routes directly from the store, with signposted trails, nature reserves and plenty of points of interest.
Our Leicester hire site offers 70 acres of beautiful green space to explore, and Route 6 of the National Cycle Network is accessible directly from the store.



Our School Trip Hire Destinations


Rutland Water has over 3,000 acres of beautiful rolling countryside to enjoy. Our Whitwell store is located on the North Shore.

Whitwell Leisure Park,
Bull Brigg Lane, Nr Oakham,
LE15 8BL

Book Cycle Hire at Whitwell.

Our Specialized Rutland store is located on Rutland Water's South Shore in Normanton, just outside of Edith Weston.

Normanton Car Park,
Edith Weston, Nr Oakham,
LE15 8HD

Book Cycle Hire at Normanton.

Located at the Brixworth Country Park car park, Pitsford Water has a 7-mile cycle loop around the water.

Brixworth Country Park,
Northampton Road,

Book Cycle Hire at Pitsford.

Grafham Water is England's third largest reservoir nestled in 1500 acres of beautiful countryside. Enjoy 9 miles of mostly traffic free cycling around the beautiful Grafham Water reservoir.

Marlow Car Park, Grafham Water,
Nr Huntingdon,
PE28 0BH

Book Cycle Hire at Grafham.

Everards Meadows provides 70 acres of beautiful green space to explore. You can cycle around the quiet country park, or ride all the way into the bustling Leicester City centre.

Everards Meadows,
John Cooper Way (off Soar Valley Way),
LE19 2AN

Book Cycle Hire at Leicester.

Our Cycle Hire Routes

We make adventures simple with our fun and easy to follow hire maps. Each map features the complete cycle trail and highlights the points of interest along the route.
Groups can choose to compelte the entire loop of the reservoir or choose and out and back route. Our hire team are happy to advise you on route options to suit the requirements of your school group.
We also provide digital versions of our maps if you wish to use a GPS device for navigation.


Booking Enquiries

If you would like to find out more about our School Group Hire destinations or receive a quote, please email your enquiry to 


All our kids' bikes are current season models and expertly maintained. We have a range of sizes to suit children ages 6+. Free helmet hire is included with every bike.
We also have adult mechanical and electric bikes for ride chaperones to hire.

Cycling offers an experience that balances fun, learning and physical exercise. Not only will children have fun, but they’ll also interact as a group and challenge themselves physically. It's a great way to spark their interest in physical activity, and offers a great introduction to nature, exploring the outdoors and understanding about sustainable modes of transport. 

We can cater for most group sizes. Please contact us with your group size and we will be able to assist you further. All school groups are self-lead, we unfortunately cannot accompany rides.
We suggest a ratio of 1:10 ride leaders to school children.  

We advise all riders wear flat, sturdy shoes. We provide helmets free of charge with every bike.

We can provide a completed risk assessment for cycle hire.

Staff at our store are first aid trained. As we cannot provide a first aid trained ride leader to accompany you, please ensure a member of your group is first aid trained.

We can cater for groups of children aged 6+.

There are toilets, cafés, and parking at all our hire destinations. More details can be found on our individual store pages.

We offer a competitive educational rate for schools. Costs do vary according to group size, destination store and length of hire. Please contact us for a quote.

If you have an issue with any of our bikes while out cycling, our store teams can come and assist you.

Our cycle hire sites are an ideal destination for the physical section of your activity log. We offer competitive educational rates on cycle hire for Duke of Edinburgh students. If you are interested in booking, please email your enquiry to