Terms of Use – Guided Rides

(With or Without Supervision)

At the end of these terms, you will have the option to proceed to the Booking & Consent Form.

Your use of this website and the documents, files and other information available through it is subject to the following terms and conditions. It can be amended by us from time to time. By using this website you are confirming that you accept these terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions of use, you must not use this website.

All electronic links to any part of this site require our consent. Please email requests to jrsutcliffe7@icloud.com. Where consent is not obtained we reserve the right to remove any link at any time. 


1.1 References on this website and in these terms and conditions to:

1.2.1 “Lake District Bike Hire Ltd” or ‘Lake District Bikes” or “we” or “our” or “us” shall mean Lake District Bike hire ltd or its affiliated undertakings;

1.2.2 “Tuition” means a guided ride plus instruction provided by us or on our behalf, as published on our website www.lakedistrictbikes.com .

1.2.3 “Services” shall mean services available to you via this website, including the booking of guided tours with or without instruction.


1.2.4 “You” or “your” shall mean the user of this website. If you are accessing or using this website in your capacity as an employee, director, officer, partner or agent of a corporate or unincorporated entity “you” and “your” shall refer to you and such entity. You represent that you are authorised to accept these terms and conditions on behalf of such entity and agree to be personally bound by these terms and conditions. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who has access to our website through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions and that they comply with.

1.3 If you are a consumer or business user, please note that we only provide our website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use this website for any commercial or business purposes and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption or loss of business opportunity.

1.4 Whilst we endeavour to ensure that content on the website is accurate at the date of publication, no warranties or representations are given as to its accuracy, completeness, reliability, suitability or quality. Content may subsequently be superseded, and we give no guarantees that content will be updated after the date of publication. As such, we accept no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, reliability, suitability or quality of any content on the website and to the fullest extent permissible by law. We exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our website or any content on it (whether express or implied) and all liability (save in respect of death or personal injury caused by negligence and for fraud) for any loss or damage caused by using or relying upon the content appearing on this website. In particular, we will not be liable to you or any third party for any indirect or consequential loss or damage. This will not include any financial loss, loss of profit, revenue or business, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation.

1.5 We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access is permitted on a temporary basis and we may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

1.6 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in this website and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. The design and layout of this website are protected by copyright, database right, design rights and other similar laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.

1.7 The trade marks, logos and trade names displayed on the website (“Marks”) are the property of Lake District Bikes . You are not permitted to download, copy, modify or use the Marks without our prior written consent.

1.8 We cannot guarantee that this website and its document delivery system will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error free. If you are aware of any error on this website, please contact us by email at  jrsutcliffe7@icloud.com and we will endeavour to correct it.

1.9 We make no claims that any material contained on the website can be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United Kingdom. Access to materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you are accessing the website from outside the United Kingdom you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with laws in your jurisdiction.

1.10 It is our policy to virus check documents and files before they are posted on this website. However, we cannot guarantee that documents or files downloaded from this website will be free from viruses. Accordingly, for your own protection, you must use virus-checking software when using this website. We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law, all liability (save in respect of death or personal injury caused by negligence and for fraud) in connection with (a) any damage or loss caused by errors, computer viruses, other malicious code or harmful components originating or contracted from the website (b) any interruptions in your access to the website.

1.11 You should only access this website using a computer linked to a secure network.


2.1 When we carry out  assessments of your cycling tour booking form/questionnaires we may identify possible problems with you taking part in cycling and recommend that you seek and obtain medical advice. We are not responsible if you ignore our recommendations and continue to exercise or partake in classes or sessions.

2.2 By law, we do not have to pay you compensation for any service not being available (including, by way of example only and without limitation, for reasons of health and safety, or if the unavailability is for the benefit of our clients generally) unless this was due to or caused by our negligence.

2.3 By law, we do not have to pay you compensation for loss or damage you may suffer unless such loss or damage is caused by our negligence or failure to comply with applicable law.

2.4 We will not pay you compensation if we have failed to carry out our duties due to:

– 2.4.1 Your own fault;

– 2.4.2 The fault of someone else who is outside of our control or who is not connected with providing our services under these terms and conditions; or – Events outside of our control or which we could not have known about prior to their occurrence even if we had taken all reasonable care.

2.5 You must make sure that you can do the cycling tour programme you book or any mountain/road biking tour . You must not participate in any mountain/road biking guided tour if you are suffering from any serious medical condition, have recently undergone surgery, are pregnant or are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

2.6 You should consult your doctor before you start any guided cycling tour if you are not sure whether it is suitable and/or if you have a pre-existing illness or medical condition.

2.7 We cannot accept liability for theft or for loss or damage to you or your guest’s property unless that theft or loss or damage was caused by our negligence. It is your responsibility to ensure that your valuables are safe. Wherever possible, you should avoid bringing valuables or large amounts of cash to classes or sessions.

2.8.1       Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits our liability for:

– 2.8.1  Death or personal injury caused by our negligence or that of our staff; or

– 2.9.2  Fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

– 2.9.3 Any other liability which we cannot by law exclude or limit.

3.   MOUNTAIN BIKING Guiding/Road bike guiding

3.1 In order to attend any Mountain Biking with tuition , guiding  and /or Road bike guiding you need to first check availability by email at jrsutcliffe7@icloud.com  or call 07887731552 . On conformation of a guides availability John will advise you to complete the online booking form/questionnaire [there is a link to this form at the bottom of these terms and conditions]. Your session will not be confirmed until you have completed this form and paid in full.

3.2 When signing up to a guiding cycling session you commit to attending our base in Lowick in good time. Should you be over 15 minutes late for your session, Lake District Bikes reserves the right to cancel without re-imbursement of any monies paid, unless previously informed about the delay by phone.

All guided rides leave at 1030am for full days or morning rides. Afternoon rides leave at 13.30pm. We recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to departure if hiring a bike and at least 15 minutes prior to departure if bringing your own bike.

3.3 Subject to the Regulations, payments for Guided rides are non-refundable unless otherwise stated in these Terms & Conditions. Booking made between 30 April 2021 and 31 December 2021 are, due to the current Covid 19 uncertainty, subject to the following should Lake District Bikes be unable to trade due to a future English lockdown. All booking will be rolled over for 12 months following the ending of any future lockdown or bookings will be refunded less a £20 administration fee.

3.4 All cycling, especially mountain biking involves elements of risk and discomfort. The completion of your participation represents acceptance of this. It is imperative that you ride WITHIN YOUR CAPABILITIES always. If you are unsure of your capabilities, you must walk when you are not confident riding. Your instructor will always respect your right to caution regarding your activity. It is a condition of participation that you always wear an approved safety helmet and agree to abide by the authority of the leader of the group. Should your instructor have any concerns that their authority is in question, they have the right to end the session without notice.

3.5 We endeavour to give you a safe, enjoyable and productive guided ride in the beauty of the Lake District National Park and will never “tell” you to do anything you do not want to do, and you are under no obligation to do anything you may be asked to do. You are also under no obligation to stay for the duration of your session should you want to leave for any reason. However you are expected to ride within the laws of England, and the highway /off road cycling code.

3.6 We will always be sensitive to any emotional, cultural or medical considerations on your session and will listen to any concerns you may want to have heard in private.

3.7 When you hire a bike you are responsible for looking after hire bikes and must notify us of any defects as soon as possible. You are liable to Lake District Bikes for any loss or damages to the hire bike. You must commit to return the hire equipment on time and in the same condition as you received it. On hiring the bike from Lake District Bikes you are subject to the full terms and conditions of hire, as explained fully on this web site.

3.8 By participating, you confirm that you are fit to complete the activity and that you have informed us of any medical conditions affecting your participation. You must notify us of any specific medication and dietary requirements you need during the day. If your condition requires medicines or ongoing treatments within the timescale of your session, you must bring these medicines with you. Your instructor cannot administer certain medicines, you must be capable of this yourself or have someone present and designated who can.

3.9 If you bring your own bike a well-fitting, serviceable mountain /road bike is the minimum requirement for your session. Your instructor with do a basic check on your bike determining its suitability. If the bike is unsuitable or dangerous to ride the instructor will refuse to guide you. Your instructor can adjust your bike, but not perform maintenance. Please, it is your responsibility to make your best effort in bringing your bike in good condition. Your instructor will also check your helmet. If your helmet has any signs of visible damage, it will NOT pass it for use during the ride. Please inspect your helmet beforehand and ensure that it is not damaged. If you know that your helmet had been in a crash but it is not visibly damaged, it is strongly recommend that you buy a new one. Helmets can be hired on the day from Lake District Bikes.


4.1 In order to attend any guided ride on or off road you need to book in advance. Your place is guaranteed once you have paid for the ride. On receipt of payment a conformation email will be forwarded with suggestions as to what to bring and further Covid 19 precautions for the ride.

 4.2 As part of the booking process you must complete the booking/consent form and agree to these Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the fitness, health and safety matters, we request this for your safety.

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