We are a friendly family run business based in the beautiful city of Oxford. We specialise in bike hire, guided bike tours and self guided bike tours in and around our famous city, all at the best price available.
Oxford, famous for its Universities and the dreaming spires is home to one of Britain’s largest cycling communities. All over the city you will find streets accessible only to pedestrians and cyclists and every day the diverse mix of bikes and people orientate themselves to work, for leisure and some even for exercise.
Bainton Bikes Limited is the labour of love of Kevin and Honour. In 2009 it all started in a cold damp garage at their home in Bainton Road, Oxford where the first hire bikes were built, bespoke cycle tours plotted by request and our favourite rides throughout the county were put down on paper.
In 2010 Bainton Bikes merged with Walton Street Cycles combining a bicycle hire and tours specialist with one of Oxford’s oldest and most skilled independent bike shop.
By merging we were able to increase the number and range of bikes available for hire. Today we have one of the largest hire fleets in the UK and offer a wider range of bikes than anyone else. This ensures all requirements catered for.
In 2011 Bainton Bikes became the first ever cycle tour operator in the United Kingdom to become an accredited Quality Assured Visitor Attraction by the Nationwide tourist board Enjoy England. Our regular cycle tour of Oxford was the first of its kind in the county, and with the support of Oxford's Tourist Board quickly became the Official Oxford Cycle Tour.
From 2012 to 2013 we have invested a lot in training, ensuring our guides are fully qualified and ready for all eventualities. We also spent the years plotting, documenting and refining new tour routes and cycle holidays and for 2014 are pleased to offer wonderfully packaged guided and self guided tours.