We thought we should let you know about the TWO ELECTRIC BIKES FOR HIRE at Ninebanks Youth Hostel.
These wonderful machines are easy to ride and really take the sting out of the Pennine hills, giving you a great way of appreciating the beautiful countryside round these parts. You can hire by the hour, half day or full day - anything really - including evenings. Just go for a few miles if you like, its just £5 for an hour. Or maybe a little further - circular rides are a great way of reaching places like Alston with its steam railway, or the excellent Killhope Lead Mining Museum, or cafes all over the area!
You get a charger to go with you (they'll charge on any 3-pin socket) so if you fancy a longish ride you can re-charge on the way. And if you are with someone who is a much better cyclist than you are, get them to bring their bike and discover the "equalising" potential of battery-assisted power! These bikes are suitable for people aged over 14 years.
We have some maps, route suggestions, helmets etc. This is part of the North Pennines Electric Bike Network which offers riders back-up support and a network of charging points. There is information about the network at ElectricBikeNetwork.org.uk.
We love them! If you're interested then email us, give us a call or book when you get here. You don't have to stay here to use the bikes, but we hope you will.