Cycle Hire Terms & Conditions

Upon rental of our bikes, a binding contract is formed between You and Mapes of Millport Cycle Hire ('We' hereafter) on the terms and conditions set out below. We reserve the right not to accept or fulfill a Booking, in which case any payment will be refunded. When a Booking is made by one person on behalf of another person or other people (as the case may be), the person making the Booking confirms that he or she has the authority to make such Booking on behalf of the other person(s), regardless of age. The Hire Period commences on the day the cycle(s) and equipment is collected and continues until the cycle(s) and equipment is returned.

You accept responsibility for ensuring that any, and all, users of Mapes of Millport Cycle Hire equipment and cycles included in the Hire covered by this agreement, comply with the terms and conditions below (where 'You' refers to all cyclists).

1. Your responsibilities
1.1 You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically fit enough to undertake cycling any distance using the cycle(s) you have booked. We do not accept any responsibility for your failure to complete your Hire period or chosen route due to lack of fitness, illness or injury. We will not accept any liability for death, personal injury, loss or damage to personal effects (of/to any participant), nor can We accept any responsibility for delays or changes to your period of Hire or Tour due to weather or other factors outside our control.


1.2 You accept that cycling on a public highway, cycle route, thoroughfare or track carries its own risks, and you have made your Booking on the basis that you undertake the Hire and Tour at your own risk. You understand and accept that We advise the wearing of cycle helmets at all times during your rental and provide a selection of helmets, the wearing of which helmet is at the and discretion of the Hirer and rider and We take no responsibility for ensuring or guaranteeing fit of aforementioned helmets. You are hereby advised it is preferable and advised to bring your own helmet(s).


1.3 You will ride your cycle responsibly at all times. You will not hold Mapes of Millport Cycle Hire responsible for any loss, damage or injury including death to persons or property with regard to use of the cycle(s) and equipment hired. You accept responsibility to indemnify Mapes of Millport Cycle Hire, its associates or agents, against any claim, interest, demand or expense in respect of any such injury or damage.


1.4 You will ensure that you have suitable insurance cover at all times during your period of Hire.


1.5 You are responsible for all cycles and equipment hired or loaned and it is your responsibility to keep the same safe from damage, loss or theft, use it in a proper manner and not subject it to any misuse or unfair wear and tear.


1.6 You will notify Mapes of Millport Cycle Hire immediately of any loss, damage or theft to the hired cycles or equipment however caused. You will be responsible for paying reasonable costs of reparation of any such loss, damage or theft.


1.7 You will not offer for sale or otherwise part with possession of the hired cycle(s) or equipment.


2.Price and Payment
2.1 In consideration of our arranging and fulfilling your Hire in accordance with these terms and conditions you agree to pay the total price for your period of Hire if longer than a daily rental

2.2. A holding deposit of £10 per bicycle will normally be required at the commencement of any hire period, but this may extend to a deposit to the value of the cycle(s) by credit or debit card payment or other surety as deemed sufficient depending on Our assessment of the risk and the value of the equipment. This deposit will be returned at the end of the hire period provided that:
i) any cycles and/or equipment hired or used are returned in an undamaged condition.
ii) any cycles and/or equipment hired or used are returned within the arranged hire period and at an arranged time and place.
If these terms are not complied with, We reserve the rights to charge reasonable charges until such time when cycles and/or equipment concerned have been returned. In the case of cycles and/or equipment left or returned damaged, you are responsible for any costs incurred and sustained in replacing or repairing (whichever the cheaper) the items concerned to a condition equivalent to that prior to the Hire. In all cases Normal wear & tear as defined by the products manufacturer or supplier is accepted & allowed and is included in any hire price.
2.4. In all cases, the holding deposit can be used as a deposit against the costs or charges mentioned herein.

3. Our Liability To You
3.1 We do not accept any responsibility for death, personal injury or direct loss suffered by you. At all times you accept that cycling has inherent risks and that all equipment may fail. You accept responsibility to ensuring cycles are roadworthy and of sound condition before embarking on your Hire Period or journey.
3.2 We will not be liable to you where any alleged loss or damage results from:
(a) any of your own actions or omissions or those of any member of your party;
(b) the action or omission of a third party not connected with the provision of your Tour; or
(c) an event or circumstances which we could not have predicted or avoided even after taking all reasonable care;
(d) an action or omission on the part of any accommodation provider or cycle hirer; or
(e) where any loss or damage is considered to be indirect or consequential loss.
3.4 We shall have no liability to you if we are unable to fulfill a Booking, in which case any payment will be refunded.

4. General
4.1 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between us, and supersede any previous agreement or understanding and may not be varied except in writing. All other terms, express or implied by statute or otherwise, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
4.2 Any notice required or permitted to be given by either of us to the other under these terms and conditions shall be in writing.
4.3 No failure or delay by either of us in exercising any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall be deemed to be a waiver of that right, and no waiver by either of us of any breach of these terms and conditions by the other shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
4.4 If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by any court or other competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions of these terms and conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected.
4.5 Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, nothing in these terms and conditions confers or purports to confer on any third party any benefit or any right to enforce any of these terms or conditions pursuant to the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) ACT 2017
4.6 These terms and conditions shall be governed by Scottish law, and both of us hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.


All Corporate Hire Vouchers have the same rules and restrictions which are listed below:
VIOLENCE OR ABUSE TO OUR STAFF IS NEVER OK!
Mapes of Millport has a zero tolerance stance on abuse of our staff and any physical or verbal abuse / attacks will be reported to the relevant authorities and any relevant evidence ie cctv footage will of the incident will be passed on.