Countrybike is an award winning bike hire and servicing business based just outside Tunbridge Wells. You can hire bikes by the hour from a number of partner locations where our bikes are located using a mobile phone app called ‘Linka Go’. Alternatively, with advance notice we can deliver bikes to where you want around the area for day hires or longer. Bikes can be delivered exactly to where you are staying or even the train station if you are just planning a day out in the countryside.
Our bikes include aluminium hybrid frame bikes with 21 gears and handy baskets, mountain bikes with front suspension and hydraulic brakes. We also have converted hybrid frame e-bikes as well as Bosch mid-drive engine e bikes with pannier racks and lights. Child seats, lights, pannier racks and other accessories are also available if ordering bikes to be delivered along with helmets (which are provided for free).
On our website we have a number of recommended family friendly cycle route maps of routes that have been designed by a local illustrator artist. They are either part or fully off road along with having suggested places to stop for lunch. Some firm favourites include:
-The ‘Tudor Trail’ which heads from the majestic Penshurst Place to the Tonbridge Motte and Bailey castle. Great scenery, magnificent houses, lovely lakes and tasty places to stop off make this a firm favourite.
-The ‘Forest Way’ which heads West from Groombridge along the old railway line to East Grinstead via Hartfield (famed for where AA Milne wrote the Winnie the Pooh stories). The route is quite shaded which makes it great on a hot day. Coupled with finding a spot to play pooh sticks, visiting the Tablehurst farm shop and cafe in Forest Row or the Anchor in Hartfield for lunch and it is a great day out. Not to mention the steam trains at the start (or end) in Groombridge at the Spa Valley Railway.
-The ‘Cuckoo Trail’ which runs South of Tunbridge Wells from Heathfield to Polegate (just North of Pevensey). This is easy cycling that cuts a line south through the countryside that connects the towns of Heathfield, Horam, Hailsham and Polegate. This is pretty much flat and offroad and even laid with tarmac in many places making it very popular with locals and visitors alike.
-The Bewl Water circular from the Vineyard in Lamberhurst. This route starts at the brilliant Vineyard pub in Lamberhurst, follows the lanes and then connects with the Bewl Water and the circular route. It is a little more adventurous than some of the others with some hills. We recommend e bikes for this route to make the most of the day.
For the servicing side of the business we will pick up your bike directly from where you live and return it when it is complete. Bike hire and servicing made easy in the countryside!