About Us

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Who we are

A husband and wife team who have over 25 years combined experience in cycle hire and cycle mechanics. John is the brains behind the technical stuff and Jayne is the glamorous assistant, always at hand with the serving and paperwork during weekends and school holidays. 

Cycle hire Ashbourne, Peak District, The Bike Barn
Experience of Cycle Hire and Mechanics 

John's parents ran a cycle hire whilst he was growing up. He soon followed in his father's footsteps and took to tinkering with bikes, getting a job at the same firm when he left school. He soon became a fully qualified cycle technician. Jayne joined the firm not long after they married and worked there for 5 years alongside her school job. 20 years after starting work with bikes; John thought he'd give it a go and try his hand opening their own business and here we are now at The Bike Barn.

Tissington Trail pubs, cyce hire Ashourne
 Welcome to the Great Outdoors!
We believe there's nothing better than exploring the great outdoors on a bike. With today's apparent necessity to be using technology constantly it is a fantastic alternative way to relax. Let the wind blow through your hair as you speed down the hills and see things you've not noticed driving past in the car. There's not much of the local area we can't tell you about and we both know the Tissington Trail like the back of our hands. We can also recommend the good local pubs too, well it would be rude not to share the information about refreshment stops wouldn't it?