Standard and Electric Bike hire in North Devon.

Conveniently located near Braunton right on the Tarka Trail ready for you to go and enjoy the sites of North Devon. Free parking with an on-site cafe.



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  • Great place to hire bikes from, park up and enjoy the Tarka Trail. Follow signs through the gated industrial site. Hired a bike for my wife, found and adjusted a lovely Romet Stepover. Set off for traffic free cycle to Bideford. Great choice of bikes, kids, trailers etc Left the car parked up there (bonus) Many thanks to the chaps there, really pleasant and helpful (allowed us to shorten our hire since the weather had gone poor). The tarka trail is ideal for a family cycle. Flat smooth surface, no hills other than bridge - Bideford is about 12mls. Bring a padlock so you can lock up at the station and stretch your legs. Keep up the superb service Chaps, hope it's a real success for you.

    Gregor Whelan Avatar Gregor Whelan
    April 7, 2022

    These guys provide first class equipment and service and respond quickly to communications. Helped us to create a bespoke coast to coast trip using their fabulous e bikes. Fair prices and great people to deal with. Thanks

    Dave Hunt Avatar Dave Hunt
    April 7, 2023

    Very friendly. Great value.

    Patrick Pearce Avatar Patrick Pearce
    August 7, 2023
  • A great selection of bikes, and definitely some of the best customer service I've ever had. Really flexible and helpful. Will be going back next time we're in town

    Adie L Avatar Adie L
    April 7, 2022

    Quick and easy bike hire on top of the trail, competitive pricing.

    Jay Mundy Avatar Jay Mundy
    April 7, 2022

    Great rental place , very helpful for advice and also for ensuring we were kitted out quickly and well

    Suzanne Jackson Avatar Suzanne Jackson
    April 7, 2022
  • Very helpful and quickly found bikes suitable for 74 , 40 and 11yr old. We cycled 20 mile round trip to Instow along Tarka trail much to our delight . Plenty room to leave car as Waterside Bikes is on an Industrial Est but right by Tarka trail Definitely a highlight of our holiday

    Nicholas Nixey Avatar Nicholas Nixey
    April 7, 2023

    We hired 15 bikes and a dog trailer. The location is perfect and the service was excellent over the phone and when we got there they were well organised and efficient. Highly recommend Waterside Bikes for a slow meander along the Tarka Trail. Thank you.

    Claire Avatar Claire
    April 7, 2023

    Very helpful and good bikes to hire

    Gemma Townsend Avatar Gemma Townsend
    April 7, 2022
  • Lovely people running this. Can’t speak highly enough. Bikes were just as good as the service. Highly recommend using them for the Tarka Trail!!!

    Mr Hutton Avatar Mr Hutton
    September 7, 2023

    Brilliant service. All the e bikes were suited to us according to need and ability. This happened once we turned up and all the instructions and advice was given. All the staff were friendly and highly knowledgable. Wouldn't go anywhere else now, brilliant ride around the river, over the bridge to a beautiful spot with a cafe and gorgeous view. Then on to a pretty little town. Did all that in a morning with the e bikes!

    Sare Mox Avatar Sare Mox
    April 7, 2022

    Good value and friendly service.

    Lucy Metcalfe Avatar Lucy Metcalfe
    September 7, 2023
  • Perfect location, reasonable prices, great service, decent bikes, great day out

    Guitar Zilla Avatar Guitar Zilla
    July 7, 2023

    Really impressed. Friendly and great bikes. Got caught up in a storm which slowed us coming back and KES was happy to wait for us. Lovely cafe there too.

    Sarah Collins Avatar Sarah Collins
    May 7, 2023

    Great service from the team. Give them a call in advance or book online to guarantee bike availability. Recommended. Good quality bikes, with a nice mix of e-bikes, hybrid, Dutch style, mountain and child bikes. Mix of Raleigh, Squish, Lapierre ... They also have helmets and bike locks available. Knowledgeable staff will set the bikes up perfectly for you and can advise on routes to take and locations you're likely to reach. We rode along the Tarka Trail, perfect for a family ride, good surfaced path, easy to follow and mostly flat. Handy cafe of the same name just round the corner, for lunch before our snacks after.

    Jon Older Avatar Jon Older
    May 7, 2023
  • Great place, nice guys and good equipment all at sensible rates. No hidden extras on the day. Very relaxed and helpful for where to go with a 6 year old.. great trail and fantastic business. Cheers Waterside Bike Hire..!

    Neil Day Avatar Neil Day
    April 7, 2023

    Very friendly service took time to size the right bikes for our mixed group of Adults,teenagers 2 over 6ft tall and a novice child.highly recommend the E bike especially for someone who isn't an experienced rider and is part of a group who want to go and do a few hours on the Tarka trail as it meant she could Keep up and zoom past the others Which kept her engaged with the ride and meant we could stay out longer.good selection of mountain,hybrid and E bikes would definitely recommend picking up the Tarka trail from here as it's Safe and easy to join the trail without going on any road so ideal for young children or inexperienced road rider's.thank you for making our day as we had a disaster with our own bikes,the teenager forgot to bring the bike lock key to unlock the bike's from the car carrier so we had to hire bikes for all,this was no trouble and we all had a Great afternoon from 1.30 to 5pm including the dog who ran alongside with us 👍 would definitely come back here.

    Amanda Dunlop Avatar Amanda Dunlop
    April 7, 2023

    We had a really great experience hiring bikes from these guys today. We’re not regular riders and with 2 kids who aren’t experienced. They fitted us quickly, helped us with a route and were really friendly. We had a wonderful few hours taking in the views. Really recommend!

    Michele Bell Avatar Michele Bell
    September 7, 2023
  • Superb service, and great bikes. Kes was super-helpful, and his whole demeanour was a chilled and relaxed as you'd like to be on holiday! Fabulous little start-up company - definitely worthy of support. I wish Kes and his brother every success!

    Teresa Ling Avatar Teresa Ling
    April 7, 2022

    Great location right on the Tarka Trail from Braunton, friendly guys with a good choice of bikes. Reasonable day rate at £15pp and they also made sure we had a bike lock, helmets and puncture repair kit. Also free parking on site making it super easy. Would definitely recommend!

    Ellie S-B Avatar Ellie S-B
    April 7, 2022

    Hired three bikes, had a lovely cycle to Instow and back. Friendly service and quality bikes!

    David Kennedy Avatar David Kennedy
    April 7, 2023
  • Rented four bikes for a day, and had a great time along the picturesque Tarka Trail. Really good quality bikes and friendly & helpful staff (having only started business in April). Would definitely recommend!

    Alexander Jones Avatar Alexander Jones
    April 7, 2022

    Fantastic service and super friendly. Great value for money and right on the Tarka Trail. Will definitely be using this company again. Bikes were very good quality and well looked after.

    Nicola Ball Avatar Nicola Ball
    April 7, 2022

    Very friendly, free helmet hire and great quality bikes available. Easy to find free parking and easy access to the tarka trail.

    Shaun Challis Avatar Shaun Challis
    April 7, 2022
  • Hired a bike from here, very friendly service, with a great bike supplied. Free parking to park your car for the day, right next to the Tarka trail. We biked into Instow, a little village with some lovely sandy beaches and great pubs to eat and drink at. We had a 7 and 8 year old with us, we biked from the hire shop @10am, into Instow, had a Sunday roast with drinks, then biked back and arrived back at the hire shop at around 4pm great service, good quality bikes hired

    Adrian Street Avatar Adrian Street
    April 7, 2023

    Wouldn't hesitate to hire from here again the team were so helpful and friendly. A fantastic experience for me and my family!

    Angharad Guest Avatar Angharad Guest
    March 24, 2024

    Had an amazing day out, hired bikes & 2 trailers for our dogs. The guys were so helpful and friendly which made the day out even more enjoyable. Would definitely recommend! Thanks so much.

    Sophie Russell Avatar Sophie Russell
    April 7, 2022
  • Very friendly, helpful service. Ideal location for hiring bikes for the Tarka Trail 🚲

    JonnySegment Avatar JonnySegment
    April 7, 2022

    Great value bike hire, friendly service

    Jon Avatar Jon
    April 7, 2023

    lovely. the bikes are very nice and well equipped. friendly staff. had some trouble returning the bikes and they were very understanding and accomodating.

    Harry Wills Avatar Harry Wills
    April 7, 2022

Welcome to Waterside Bike Hire Devon!


Your one stop shop for all your bike hire needs in North Devon. We stock a wide range of bikes and specialise on electric bike hire. We provide helmets, accessories and trailers/kids seats so you can go and enjoy the beautiful Devon countryside.

We don’t believe in cheap, hard to ride hire bikes so we ensure you will have a bike that you will enjoy to ride and help you ride smoother and further.

Take advantage of our free on-site parking. Use your bike to explore and adventure your way around North Devon.

So on behalf of all the team at Waterside Bike Hire, welcome, and have a great day!



We stock a full range of hire bikes to suit all needs. We dont believe in cheap hire bikes so all bikes are of a top quality (and also easier for us to maintain!)