How do I book?
Bookings are made online, where you can see what bikes are available in which locations. When you collect, you’ll be asked to read and sign the waiver and terms and conditions.
When do I pay for the bike hire service?
Payment is due at the Clubhouse on collection. The daily fees are charged in the local currency. The daily fee per bike is: £15 / $25 / €20 / A$30 / ¥3000 / TWD 500.00 / 25,000 KRW.
Which size should I choose?
Fit varies greatly between individuals. As a guide, the table below offers a good rule of thumb for finding the right size bike. If you have any questions, please contact the RCC team.
How long can I hire a bike for?
Our maximum hire period is three days.
What do I need to bring when I pick up my bike?
Members must provide their own shoes, clipless pedals, helmet, bidons, lights and any other equipment required to ensure their safety and comfort.
You’ll also need to present photo ID at the time of hire.
We also recommend a saddle bag with a tube and levers, like this.
How do I measure my saddle height?
Measure the distance in centimetres between the centre of your crankset and the top of your saddle on your current bike, in the middle of the saddle rails.
When can I collect my bike?
You can collect your bike from the designated Clubhouse during opening hours on the first day of hire. Find all Clubhouse opening hours here.
How long does it take to collect a bike?
We ask that you allow 30 minutes to collect or return a bike. This allows time to sign the appropriate paperwork, ensure the bike is set up to your preference, and check that everything is in working order.
Can I collect early?
Early collection can sometimes be arranged by the Chapter Coordinator, subject to availability. Adding a day incurs an additional day's hire charge.
What happens if I damage a bike, or it is stolen?
You should contact either the Clubhouse or the local Chapter Coordinator in the case of damage or theft. During the hire, you are liable for damage or loss of the bike up to a maximum value of £10,000. The RCC can provide a supplementary damage and theft liability waiver. The fee for this is £5 / €7 / $10 / ¥800 / A$10 / 45 DKK / 250 TWD / 8000 KRW / 60 HKD per bike, per day. The waiver reduces your liability in the case of damage or theft to £0 and £800 respectively, or local equivalent. This waiver won’t apply if you breach the terms and conditions of hire. The waiver is not mandatory, but without it you will be liable for any damage or losses incurred from theft, up to a maximum value of £10,000. You can see the full waiver here. All bikes will be thoroughly inspected upon return. If a bike is returned damaged we will contact you within 48 hours.
Can I read the hire terms and conditions before I collect my bike?
Of course, you can find them here.
How much notice does a Coordinator need for bike bookings?
Bookings must be made at least two days in advance. At times of high demand, try to book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.
Can I race this bike?
No. All warranty and damage liability waivers will become null and void. You would be liable for the full price of the bicycle in the case of any damage.
RIDE WITH US
Thanks to our partnership with Canyon Bicycles, members can rent a top of the range bike whether they’re home or away. Members can also borrow a Wahoo ELEMNT, so you’re free to ride like a local wherever you are.
For more information, speak to your Chapter Coordinator.
Men's and Women's frames available
ULTIMATE CF SLX
For a decade the Ultimate series has stood at the pinnacle of the Canyon road bike range. These framesets are meticulously designed to combine low weight and maximum stiffness with outstanding ride quality to create an unparalleled overall package. With our Sport Pro Geometry the rider can achieve the ideal position on the bike for optimum performance and comfort for hours in the saddle. Available in a wide range of carbon or aluminium models, these machines have been proven at the top level for years and are the ride of choice for pros and enthusiasts alike.
Men's frame only
AEROAD CF SLX
With multiple Tour de France stage wins and Monuments like the Tour of Flanders already under its belt, the second generation Aeroad CF SLX has taken the success of the original Aeroad cf to the next level. Canyon’s innovative Trident 2.0 tube profiles cut through the air to give a real world speed advantage, while the Pro Geometry provides a low and aggressive riding position for unrivalled aero efficiency. Stiff for the finish line sprint, light for climbing ease and compliant on rough roads, the Aeroad CF SLX is the complete aero race bike. Get the competitive edge you’re after.
Women's frame only
Ultimate CF SLX (Canyon//SRAM spec)
The much-lauded Canyon Ultimate CF SLX is available to hire in the team colours of the Canyon//SRAM women’s racing team. This is the exact model specification ridden by Tiffany Cromwell, Hannah Barnes, and the Canyon-SRAM team. The bike features a SRAM Red groupset and Zipp 303 wheelset and has been designed to combine low weight and maximum stiffness with outstanding ride quality. The Ultimate CF SLX offers a Sport Pro geometry which allows the rider to achieve the ideal position for optimum performance and comfort for hours in the saddle, regardless of the type of riding you plan to do. The team version is finished in a colour scheme consisting of multi-coloured streaks on a black background, which were inspired by layers of hazard tape used to mark out boundaries at races.