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Cycle Hire:Big Bear Bikes at Dalby Forest Cycle Hub

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Cycle Hire, free entry

Big Bear Bikes

Big Bear Bikes

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Big Bear Bikes is a cycle shop and cycle hire guiding and training centre on Dalby Forest' s doorstep in Pickering. We have a large fleet of hire bikes and we service and repair all makes of bikes.

Big Bear Bikes is open 7 days a week and has a large free car-park at the rear which is great for test rides! We are the area's leading cycle shop with more than 100 new bikes in stock from Trek Orange Genesis Ridgeback and Ragley.

Big Bear Bikes specialises in:
- Bike Hire - mountain road children families and groups. Bike Sales - from £80 to £8000! 0% Finance & 'Cycle To Work' available.
- Bike Demo centre - 'try before you buy' road and mountain bikes.
- One Stop Cyclist Shop - parts/accessories/clothes/footwear.
- Training - all levels of mountain road and instructor training for cyclists.
- Workshop - bike servicing/repair for all makes with high end specialist services.
- Suspension service centre hydraulic brake servicing wheel- building frame alignment and custom bike building.
- 'Bike Fit' Specialist - A 2 hour consultation by our physiotherapist/bike fitter to transform your on bike comfort and performance.
- Guided Rides - mountain and road bike
- First Aid Training - Outdoor Instructors courses School/college activities - hire/guided rides/skills/multi-discipline.
- Corporate events - hire/guided rides/skills/multi-discipline.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Some amenities are not immediately on site at the hire centre but at the Visitors' Centre, a five minute walk away.

Opening details

From April to September, we're open 7 days a week from 09.00 to 17.00
From October to March, we're open 6 days a week from 09.00 to 17.00 and closed on Mondays except for N. Yorkshire school holidays.


Free entry

Prices vary depending on the type of bike and the length of hire period


The Courtyard,
Low Dalby,
North Yorkshire,
YO18 7LT



See location of Dalby Forest Cycle Hub on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 795839  Lat: 54.27540 Long: -0.68689

By road from the A64/Pickering: follow the A170 to Thornton-le-Dale and turn left at the traffic lights. Follow the road for 1.5 miles until you see the right hand turn for Dalby Forest.

From Whitby: Follow the A169 until you see the left hand signpost for Dalby Forest.

From Scarborough, follow the A170 to Thornton-le-Dale and turn right at the traffic lights. Follow the road for 1.5 until you see the turning for Dalby Forest.

By Public transport:
Check your local bus timetables as times vary during the seasons.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 15 miles from Malton station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Some amenities are not immediately on site at the hire centre but at the Visitors' Centre, a five minute walk away.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for shoppers with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance


  • YesLevel access on one floor throughout
  • YesAccess to a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Yesgood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas
  • YesLow counter at the till for wheelchair users


  • YesSeating available throughout the facility at appropriate intervals for shoppers with limited mobility
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
  • YesRoutes / aisles throughout the facility suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility


  • YesRamp to entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


Some of the facilities listed are only available in the Visitors' Centre, a five minute walk from the bike hire building.