Terms & Conditions of Equipment Hire
Cycles and equipment once hired are the responsibility of the Hirer. The Hirer is fully responsible for the reimbursement of any Loss to Dean Forest Cycles as a result of loss, theft or damage.
Reimbursement of lost stolen or damaged Equipment items will be in the form of the full replacement cost of missing or damaged item, or the full cost of repair, including all parts, labour and consumables, with labour charged at £20 / hr). An administrative fee of £20 will be charged by Dean Forest Cycles for each claim in dealing with any Loss. The Hirer will be responsible for all Legal costs incurred by Dean Forest Cycles in dealing with any Loss, including recovering lost or damaged Equipment. If bikes have to be recovered or collected by Dean Forest Cycles a fee of £50 per bike shall be paid by the Hirer for this service.
Dean Forest Cycles provide, Cycle Helmets FREE OF CHARGE whilst hiring Equipment (cycles) and we recommend the wearing of cycle helmets at all times. All Equipment issued to the Hirer by Dean Forest Cycles is specifically for the appointed rider, it is not recommended that Equipment be exchanged amongst riders as damage or injury may result.
Dean Forest Cycles reserve the right to hire the appropriate Equipment according to height, age, weight, and ability. Dean Forest Cycles retain the right to refuse hire at any time.
All Cycles and equipment are regularly maintained and serviced to the highest possible standards and therefore are hired in the knowledge that they are fit for purpose. Any defects should be brought to the attention of a member of Dean Forest Cycles staff before removal of the item from the site in order that minor repairs may be carried out or a suitable replacement may be issued to the Hirer. Dean Forest Cycles accept no liability for accident or injury incurred as a result of mechanical failure.
The Hirer must ensure they have informed Dean Forest Cycles staff of the intended cycling activity in order for the appropriate cycle to be issued. The Hirer must also ensure they have the appropriate skill for the intended cycling activity. By completing the Dean Forest Cycles Bike Hire Form and accepting the Terms and Conditions of Equipment Hire, the Hirer acknowledges that all forms of cycling and mountain biking are inherently dangerous activities. The Hirer warrants that the Hirer, and any third party whom they are hiring Equipment on behalf of, have a suitable level of skill to operate the Equipment on terrain chosen by the Hirer. Dean Forest Cycles accepts no liability for any Death, Injury or loss suffered or incurred by the Hirer as a result of use of the Equipment.
Our cycle trail bikes are suitable for use on the family cycle trail, and similar Forest Tracks. Green Graded.
Our Mountain bikes are suitable for use on forest tracks and off road cycle trails. Blue or Red Graded
Our Mountain bikes are NOT suitable for use on the downhill runs. Any damage resulting from misuse will be charged for.
If you are unsure of suitable cycle routes or the suitability of cycles for yourself or your group please ask a member of staff for advice. We do not recommend attempting to ride outside of your limits or that of the weakest member of your group at any point as injury will likely result.
Payment by the Hirers to be made by cash, credit card or debit card only.
Interest on any monies owing or outstanding to Dean Forest Cycles will be charged at 5% per item of Equipment per day.
Hirers must show photographic ID clearly confirming name and address (i.e. photographic driving licence, passport). Dean Forest Cycles Bike Hire Forms must be completed by the Hirer, a deposit collected and payment made before Equipment, including all cycles, accessory, or ancillary equipment are removed from the site. The right to hire is entirely at the discretion of Dean Forest Cycles.
Any discounts are at the discretion of Dean Forest Cycles management, and discounts are at no time an entitlement o the Hirer. Dean Forest Cycles management reserves the right to change or remove discount offers at any time without notice.
Any information provided to Dean Forest Cycles will be treated as confidential. By providing your email address with the Dean Forest Cycles Bike Hire Form the Hirer agrees to allow Dean Forest Cycles to send emails containing news, special offers and updates.
All Equipment, including cycles, accessory or ancillary equipment hired must be returned before the end of the agreed hire period as specified on the Dean Forest Cycles Bike Hire Form, or 30 minutes before closing time. All Equipment returned after the agreed hire period will be charged at £10 / per half hour until returned by the Hirer.