LET'S BIKE - EASTBOURNE




Email us at LetsBike.Eastbourne@gmail.com

Please telephone Steve on:
44 (0)7875
591648


LET'S BIKE - EASTBOURNE (Since 2010)
We are usually open every day (except Wednesdays) from 9.15am until 7.00pm.

Please telephone us first and click Variations to Opening Hours to make sure that, exceptionally, we won't be closed when you're thinking of coming.

Secondhand bicycles to buy, to hire, to rent - from a few hours to forever; a cyclist's VAT-free, flexible friend - That's Us! Oh! And we love to repair bikes economically too.

LINKS TO PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR BIKES, OUR FLYER/BROCHURE AND OUR STOCK LIST

Our Flyer & Other Publicity Documents and customers' comments
Bikes available
Stock List
Traditional style bikes

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Let's Bike - Eastbourne
Lavender House (Look for 6 solar panels on the roof)
255 Southbourne Road
EASTBOURNE
East Sussex
BN22 8RE
England
If you're thinking of a planning a cycling tour in East Sussex (or anywhere in the UK for that matter!) you are very likely to find this link to Google Maps very useful.

A short You Tube video about us

Introduction
Eastbourne is the sunniest and driest place in the UK.
An hour by hour five-day weather forecast for Eastbourne We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and quiet lanes; all just waiting to be explored. Four miles to the west of Eastbourne is the world-famous Beachy Head and bicycle routes across the South Downs National Park like the South Downs Way which stretches from Eastbourne to Winchester; a distance of some 100 miles. Links to some bike routes   And here is a link to many ideas to entertain you, your family & friends in Eastbourne and its surroundings. 


Don't forget, you can take a bike on the trains (free of charge) at Eastbourne from just before 9am, so you can explore far afield: Lewes or London, for instance. You have come to the right place if you want a bike but don't want to spend a lot exploring this beautiful area whilst enjoying the health benefits that come with cycling. Remember, our main reward is your satisfaction.

Our bike hire process works like this and we always provide detailed receipts
Imagine you choose a bike that we have priced at £50 (a fairly typical figure) and you want to keep it for a day. (For other periods and prices please click here)
Then: You give us £50 in cash and when you bring the bike back we refund you £37; (No bike will cost more than £15 Ė net - for one day.)
Or if you keep it for two days we give you back £35; Then you will probably need a lock so thatís £7 and we give you back £5; (It doesnít might how long you keep the lock.)
Then you might want a helmet so thatís £15 and we give you back £12. (It doesnít matter how long you keep the helmet.)
This method makes long term hire very cheap, for example, for students and protects us from the risk of theft of the bike. Refunds will be in cash and exactly as we say they will be UNLESS, very unusually, 1) the bike has been severely damaged (for example, a wheel has been buckled) or 2) a tyre has been punctured in which case the reduction will be £7 or 3) the bike is extremely dirty, in which case the reduction will be £7 too.
Refunds for locks will be exactly as we say they will be unless the lock does not work or the key has been lost and for helmets, so long as they have not been damaged in anyway.

Payment
You can pay by PayPal (to stephen.kittoe@gmail.com) or by Internet Banking or in cash, of course. We don't accept cheques. All refunds are made in cash.

Deposits
If you want us to reserve one or more bikes for you we would be happy to do so, for up to two weeks, upon receipt of 20% of the bike's purchase price. This will be deducted from whatever you owe us when you come to collect the bike. (If you decide you don't want the bike you reserved for the period originally stated your deposit will not normally be returned to you, unless, of course, you have another of our bikes.) Back to the top  

Accessories
We usually have a supply of locks (only £2 net cost when you return them - even after months!), lights, rear carriers, helmets etc which can be added to our bikes at competitive prices.

Repairs
We repair bikes for just £15 per hour plus parts at cost: these are usually obtained secondhand so they are inexpensive and quite often we can repair your bike while you wait. We charge a flat £7 to repair a puncture.

We buy bikes
Whatever bike you have, in whatever condition, we might be interested in buying it: ideally email a photograph. In summary, if you want ECONOMICALLY to:
  • Buy a bike
  • Rent a bike
  • Hire a bike for a few hours
  • Hire a bike for a few days
  • Hire a bike for a few weeks
  • Hire a bike for a month
  • Have a bike repaired

Come to us! We offer a refund on any bike for 31 days after we sell it. The amount is 75% within 24 hours and drops to just under 35% after 31 days. When customers want bikes for longer than a month we are still willing to make arrangements with them on a case by case basis.


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HELMETS
We have helmets available for a deposit of £15. When they are returned undamaged we refund £12 no matter how long you have had them.

BUSES
The easiest way to get to us is by catching a bus from the either the Memorial Roundabout (There is a bus shelter by Reid & Dean, Estate Agents. They sell houses etc.) or beside McDonald's. Get on one of the following buses: 1, 1A, LOOP, 55 and get off at The Arlington Arms. Walk back about 50 metres and walk up Southbourne Road for about 150 metres. We are on the right (number 255 Southbourne Road - a house - not a shop - with six solar panels on the roof), just after where Willoughby Crescent meets Southbourne Road.

HOW WE DEAL WITH PUNCTURES - A RARE OCCURRENCE!
Please click here

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USEFUL & INTERESTING EXTERNAL LINKS:


CYCLING ROUTES
Our own suggestions, which you can add to Cycling in the South Downs National Park
The Cuckoo Trail & other routes
Newspaper article on the Cuckoo Trail
Newspaper article on the South Downs Way
Cycle Routes in East Sussex

CHARITY BIKE RIDES A list of charity rides
In aid of the British Heart Foundation

ACCOMMODATION
Sea Breeze Guest House - only a mile from us!
The Cherry Tree Guest House - near the theatres
Guest House East - near the town centre
Eastbourne Youth Hostel
Self-catering flats

FINDING THINGS TO DO AND SEE
A comprehensive guide to what Eastbourne has to offer
Visit Eastbourne Site
The Towner Gallery
A group of artists in the Eastbourne area

GETTING ABOUT
To book all UK train travel without incurring any additional costs

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Proprietor of Let's Bike-Eastbourne and this website as well as LetsBike.co.uk:
Mr Stephen Kittoe, Lavender House, 255 Southbourne Road, Eastbourne BN22 8RE