There has been a boom in businesses offering cycle hire as more and more people look to healthy options for their holiday entertainment. Ski resorts push mountain biking as soon as the snow starts to trickle away in the swelling streams, and it is not just adrenaline sports fans that take the headlong trip any more. There is an ever increasing number of families looking for excitement in this way.
There may not be mountains in the South West, but there are a great number of companies that provide bikes to travel over the largely untamed landscape. A lot of these are based on existing cycle trails such as Trail Bike Hire on the Camel Trail near Padstow, but some now delve into the moors with mountain bike leaders. Coupled with cycle hire, this is a very convenient way to edge out of our individual comfort zones.
The very factor that puts many off cycling in South West, the hilly terrain, can be the most attractive reason to make the extra effort. Fitness is not the only concern, there is the unmistakable buzz that cycling gives you. Plus, the scenery cannot truly be appreciated whilst driving.
There are so many different levels of bikes readily available now, and if comfort is your concern, the suspension fitted as standard on new bikes should quell those worries. If you do not feel you have the funds, why not wait till the end of the holiday season and visit a cycle hire establishment and see what they want for their old bikes.