Exmoor Adventures, who are celebrating their tenth birthday this year, are excited to announce that they have purchased a fleet of E-mountain bikes.
Dan French, owner of Exmoor Adventures, writes:
“What better way to celebrate ten years of trading than with a brand-new offering for the area. We now have 8 hardtail and full suspension E-bikes to add to our existing fleet of 35 mountain bikes. This will make us the only supplier of E-mountain bike hire on Exmoor and the Quantock Hills, aiming to attract new audiences to the area, as well as catering for local residents.
“E-bikes have grown hugely in popularity over the years, with sales in the UK now matching sales for traditional bikes. Even Sir Chris Hoy rides one – “E-bikes are a nice combination of using your own human power and having a bit of assistance too. And once you’ve ridden an E-bike, you completely get it,” he has said.
“The motor ‘assists’ you as you pedal, so you still get to exercise, with a welcome boost up the hills, which is needed with the steep inclines of Exmoor.
“We’ll be promoting an ‘E-bike route’ which will take participants from Porlock Weir, up onto Porlock Hill and across the moors where you can enjoy fantastic views across Exmoor and the coastline, before descending back down to sea level.
“We’ve had a lot of positive interest and will be teaming up with local accommodation providers and businesses to offer packages and unique experiences.
“We’ll be hiring out the bikes from our base at Porlock Weir, as well as running guided E-rides and other courses and events. With Locanda and the Ship Inn being popular places to eat and stay at the Weir, and the Porlock Weir Hotel also opening soon, along with local shops and cafes to choose from, this will be the perfect place to start and finish a ride.
“Why not join us on Good Friday (19 April) for a half-day guided ride starting from Porlock Weir and heading up onto the moorland. Aimed at beginners to off-road cycling, it costs only £50pp including instruction and E-bike hire (6 spaces available).
“A big thank you to Exmoor National Park who have helped to fund this new project, and local company Tuned Cycles for helping us get them ready for the trails!
“These E-bikes are perfect for all ages (14+) and abilities – please get in touch to find out more, and keep an eye on our social media and website for upcoming special events. Come and have a go!”
Standard mountain bike hire: £25 per day
Hardtail mountain E-bike hire: £50 per day
Full suspension E-bike hire: £65 per day