Bike Hire

The bikes – The Rusty Cycle Shed holds the largest stock of hire bikes in Argyll; now mostly recent model Giants and GT aluminium front suspension mountain bikes. Also a selection of full suspension mountain bikes, hybrids, touring bikes, tandems, men’s and women’s frames and a range of accessories, helmets, pumps, repair kits, car racks, bike racks, panniers, children’s trailers, tag-alongs, bob yak style cargo trailer etc. For special requirements give me a call in advance and I will arrange for what you need.

The service – The Rusty Cycle Shed is the longest established bike hire service in the area by far. Bikes serviced to a high standard can be delivered to your hotel, guest house or campsite and collected afterwards. We will also deliver and collect from rail, bus, air and ferry terminals in the area. Alternatively come and take a bike from here and enjoy local routes in and around Taynuilt, Fearnoch Forest, Glen Lonan and Beinn Glass.

Daily/weekly rates

V brake MTB 26″ (GT Aggressor 3 or Giant Revel 2) – £20/£50
Disc MTB 27.5 (Giant Talon 3 2017) – – – – – – – – – – – – – -£25/£70
Trekking Hybrid with mudguards and rack- – – – – – – – – -£20/£50
Sports Hybrid (Giant Escape 2 2017) – – – – – – – – – – – – -£25/£70
Road race various – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -from £25/£70

Please book in advance

Free Delivery – We will deliver bikes for free to Taynuilt and Glen Lonan.


Delivery/Collection – Oban, Benderloch, Connel, Kilchrenan £20 for any number of bikes or further afield 50p per mile for total distance travelled. Over 80 miles total, travelling time will be added. We can deliver and collect from virtually anywhere with an address or not, please ask for a price.

Remote collection -This can be arranged if you are not planning to return to the Oban area. Courier collection from Stornoway, Ullapool or between Inverness, Fort William and Oban is easy to arrange. Other areas may be possible. POA.


Routes – There are spectacular routes all around the area. I can advise on routes to suit your ability and time available.


Island Hopping – If you are planning an island trip and want to avoid parking charges in Oban why not collect your bikes from here, get set up and ride into Oban through scenic Glen Lonan on national cycle route 78. You can park your car here, off the road until you return.

Rusty Cycle Shed
Barr Bheag
PA35 1HY
07791 974 152
01866 822 736