BIKE RENTAL ** TRI-SPORT ** BIKE ROUTES SHOP COMPANY WHERE WE ARE FEEDBACK + PHOTOS
Joel the Bikeman Joel Caine
I studied engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, but after struggling for several years to enjoy working in a factory, I decided to make a break for it and take the first job that came along in a foreign country.
So in 1999, Headwater Holidays sent me to Souillac. I instantly felt at home in France and realised that you have to do what feels right, follow your instincts, and invent a new horizon everyday. So I bought 10 bikes on a credit card and started renting them out ...

Despite the inevitable challenges of the blinkered bureaucracy over here, I immensely enjoy the thrill of running my own business in such a beautiful part of the world. All our customers have been such wonderful and interesting characters and I love taking the time to chat at every opportunity.

As an avid cyclist, now living permanently in the Dordogne, I have 18 years of Dordogne cycling to my name and so I am idealy positioned to both advise our customers on routes to suit their wishes AND to know what bikes are best for cycling around the Dordogne. So whether you want to cycle for several days hotel to hotel, ride road bikes until your legs fall off, or just get the most out of your halfday jaunt on a sunny day, I can help you with a direction to set off in, some maps for routes that I have already tried, or some route advice on how steep the hills are .. how many cafés for you to quaff at .. where are the best photospots .. and how you can get to see the most chateaux without wearing yourself out ..

A quick note about our rental fleet. You may have noticed on this site that we don't stock any of those bikes that you can buy from a supermarket for twice the price of a baguette. Those sorts of bikes wouldn't last more than a week in a rental environment. My intention for Bike Bus was to provide easy access to bikes that make YOU feel amazing and for a reasonable cost. Afterall, a GREAT cycle ride begins with a GREAT bike but you wouldn't want to pay the earth for just one day out. Our bikes have retail costs ranging from 699 to 2599 euros, and our rental prices range from 5 to 40 euros.
Furthermore, Bike Bus is the only rental company in the Dordogne to employ a qualified bike mechanic and he makes sure that all our rental fleet is in tip top condition before EVERY rental.

So now, you can be sure that you are riding an excellent, well maintained bike, on routes that are suitable for your individual wishes and those are all the ingredients you need for a great day out.

Essential Company Information

VAT No : FR77 441 171 865
SIREN : 441 171 865 00047
ASSURANCE : RC GROUPAMA -
OWNER : JOEL CAINE, 1M93, 75KG, GREEN EYES, SHOE SIZE 43, EXTREMELY CHARMING, HANDLE WITH CARE