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Activity Idea: Bicycle hire

Woodlands can offer excellent off-road venues for cycling, and cycle hire has increased in popularity.
Arrangements for hire can made through associated visitor/tourist facilities (from a local B&B for example), or through on site facilities (which can be as simple as a secure shipping container, or as sophisticated as a bespoke hire and retail facility. On site hire will usually require a certain volume of business to make it viable so lends itself to larger sites.

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Bike Hire

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Bike Art is an example of a company who hire bikes and run a cycle sales centre from the middle of Thetford Forest:

Cycling England is a new national body which co-ordinates the development of cycling across England:

Sustrans is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity, working on practical projects so people can choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment:

British Cycling Federation (BCF) is the internationally recognised governing body for cycling in Great