Cycle Hire / Rental from Sydney Wharf & Brassknocker Wharf


BATHBIKEHIRE operates from both our bases, at Sydney Wharf in Bath (BA2 4EL) and Brassknocker Wharf (BA2 7JD) just outside of Bath. We have approx 80 bikes with a range of different sizes including childrens. We are fortunate to be on the Sustrans route , the Bristol cycle path, the Two Tunnels & the canal towpath. All of these paths are virtually flat, easy to follow and traffic free.

Our bike hire is on a first come first serve basis and is a flat £ 20 per day (adult bike) or £ 15 per day (child bike) including a bicycle lock. ( We don't hire or provide helmets ) Our tandem hire costs £40 per day. Please note we do not have any trailers or child seats available to hire. At the moment we do not have any electric bike hire or ebikes. We are hoping to be able to offer bath ebike hire available in the future from both our sites.

BIKE HIRE POLICY - On arrival we will ask you to fill out a form with your card details which we check are correct and keep this information in our safe until you bring the bikes back for our security. Please note this mandatory.

Our hire times from April-September are between 9.30-4.30pm and our hire times out of season are between 9.30-3.30pm.

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Cycle Hire


Cycling from our Sydney Wharf towards Bradford on Avon along the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath is great fun. Many of our hirers stop halfway at our other base at the Canal Visitor Centre at Brassknocker Wharf. You'll find public toilets and the Angelfish Restaurant Cafe that serves hot / cold food, ice creams & refreshments all day. Many cyclists go on to complete the two tunnels circuit which is approx 13 miles. It's worth doing as the first tunnel is the longest cycling / walking tunnel in all of Europe. It's fully lit and plays music as well !

Discover Bath & the local area, Explore the cycle paths along the Kennet & Avon Canal and experience a great day out

Canoe Hire / Rental from Brassknocker Wharf

Why not choose to experience the tranquility of a canoe to explore the canal

At our Brassknocker wharf base , we have 15 canoes ( 13 hold four person & 2 are three person ) Generally, we don't take online or phone bookings for the canoes and they are hired on a first come first serve basis. ( Large bookings can be pre-booked when fully paid ) Prices are generic seven days a week from 9 .00 AM till 5 .00 PM. Our last hire is 4.30 PM

1 - 2 people £ 20 per hour

3 - 4 people £ 25 per hour

Full day hire £ 120

Please note : A debit / credit card is needed for the purposes of a deposit We also have buoyancy aids for adults & children should you want any. As this is an activity on water, you should take care of any valuables such as wallets, purses, handbags, mobile phones prior to the hire and also wear the appropriate clothing ( a second set of clothing is recommended )

Where can we go ?

Starting at our Brassknocker Wharf, the first 1000 metres is navigating the Somerset Coal Canal before you arrive onto the Kennet & Avon Canal next to the historic Dundas aqueduct. If you go left, towards Bath, after about 1.5 hours you'll reach Bathampton ( The George pub ).

If you go right, across the aqueduct , towards Bradford on Avon, then approx 1.5 hours later, you arrive at the next aqueduct at Avoncliff ( The Cross Guns pub ) and further on is Bradford on Avon. Either way, is approx 3 - 4 hours return trip. At our Brassknocker Wharf, you'll find ample parking, public toilets & The Angelfish Restaurant / Cafe serving hot / cold food , ice creams & refreshments.