you won't want to stop...

Our hire bikes are all top of the range Pashley parabikes. British built and an absolute dream to ride… Ride doesn’t forget about the little ones, we have a fleet of Bobbin children’s bikes or for the really little ones we have two seated trailers. You can hire from our new shop at Margate station. Alternatively book over the phone in advance call 01843 228866. Enjoy the ride…

First class service - first class bikes...


ride… is a new concept in bike hire for the Kent coastline.

With our bespoke fleet of stunning powder blue Pashley bikes available on the Viking coastal trail from collection points in Margate.

From the main hub at Margate train station, you are offered a new numbered quality bike, to begin your tour of the beautiful Thanet coastal scene from Margate to Birchington and beyond…likewise in the opposite direction to the breathtaking Botany Bay.

Following the Viking Coastal Trail, you can enjoy a complete off road experience, an idyllic cliff top or beachside promenade, route to follow at your own pace.

The bike ‘basecamp at Margate Station, gives you two idyllic routes, of course both offering regular amenities, never more than 2 miles apart, should you need to rest, or refreshments, perhaps an ice cream at Westgate Bay, or a full pub lunch at the renowned Botany Bay Hotel or the Captain Digby.

ride… doesn’t forget the little ones, with two brand new buggies for the smaller ones, and junior extension bikes – we have a fleet of Bobbin junior bikes all ready for your slightly older energetic adventurers!

Cycles can also be collected from our cycle shop The Bike Shed on Canterbury Road, Margate, this partnership ensures that all of our bikes are maintained to the highest level.

Our team...

Paul Shearer


My aim - your smile and enjoyment!
I try and meet every client that are part of my venture and hope to meet you
Have a fantastic stay...ride...or deliveride...
Paul x


Operations Manager


Senior bike technician

Having worked at the bike shed for over two decades, Alan is vital to the continuation of its consistent success in the premier bike management company.



Georgeis our newest member, coming from a personal background of bike racing, and also with that speed follows with his energy and fixing bikes, ride are lucky to have him!