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Nick@D
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Cycle trailer hire

Postby Nick@D » Tue Jan 31, 2012 07:45 am

Hi,

looking to hire a trailer to transport 10 to 12 bikes for a charity ride, can anybody advise of a location or company were i could hire one.

Thanks

Nick :mrgreen:

bobs bikes
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Re: Cycle trailer hire

Postby bobs bikes » Tue Jan 31, 2012 18:00 pm

there is a company in south cave, yorkshire, that do euro tours with purpose built trailers on coaches, they do uk bookings too. we did Mull to Hull this year and it worked out cheaper to hire a van for bikes and a minibus for passengers than a sweeper system. remember, if you are hiring mini busses, you need a d1 license and cannot tow a trailer as hire firms dont fit towbars to mini busses!
.... found this out last year!

Nick@D
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Re: Cycle trailer hire

Postby Nick@D » Tue Jan 31, 2012 18:43 pm

Hi bobs bikes,

thanks for that detail, what you found out last year with the tow bars, i found that out this year :( i will see if i can find the company in south cave.
i will say i do like the title of "Mull to Hull" we looked at Twatt, Scotland to Titty Hill, England but end to end looked safer on the sponsor forms :)

Thanks

Nick D

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megilleland
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Re: Cycle trailer hire

Postby megilleland » Tue Jan 31, 2012 20:58 pm

You don't say where you live so these hirers will be a long shot. You could ask them if they have sold any trailers to people or clubs near you and you may be able to negotiate a rate with them.

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Nick@D
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Re: Cycle trailer hire

Postby Nick@D » Tue Jan 31, 2012 21:05 pm

hi megilleeland,

that was really helpful, thanks

I am in the essex/cambridge area.

Regards

Nick

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Re: Cycle trailer hire

Postby bobs bikes » Tue Feb 07, 2012 09:12 am


nicksummerton
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Re: Cycle trailer hire

Postby nicksummerton » Tue Nov 20, 2012 16:42 pm

Nick,

How did you get on with this? I am looking to do a similar thing for London to Paris ride.

Nick

Nick@D wrote:Hi,

looking to hire a trailer to transport 10 to 12 bikes for a charity ride, can anybody advise of a location or company were i could hire one.

Thanks

Nick :mrgreen:

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Re: Cycle trailer hire

Postby paddy08 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 15:17 pm

I have just been looking at something similar. If you google "bike trailer hire" there is a company in Staffordshire which seems to be reasonably priced for 6/12 bike trailers. I believe, after researching the trailer towing rules, that you could tow these with a minivan (driver + 8 passengers) on a standard B category license.

I've also looked at hiring a box trailer (http://www.tridenttowing.co.uk/trident_ ... r_hire.php) and fitting it with a couple of these http://www.amazon.com/Heininger-Automot ... B000FQ75B6 which would give the option of transporting built-up or boxed/packaged bikes plus luggage. These are heavier though so you either need the B+E category, or you need to have done your test pre-1997.

I haven't quite found what I'm looking for as I need some kind of trailer like this for transporting bikes in the Alps, so if anyone knows of a company/club in that area that has these for hire, I would appreciate the details!


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