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Introducing ‘The Bike Hub’ at Archerfield Walled Garden

The wheels are in motion for the launch of The Bike Hub at Archerfield Walled Garden, a one stop shop for cyclists in East Lothian.

The new Bike Hub, opening on 16th June, 2017, is run by Richard Dowsett of Leith Cycle Co. Locals and visitors will be able to take advantage of bike hire, servicing and maintenance, guided social rides, as well as route recommendations for all types of bikes, experience levels and visitors.

The Hub is ideally located at Archerfield Walled Garden courtyard where visitors can enjoy a massive variety of cycle routes including the John Muir Way, coastal paths, and roads through East Lothian taking in beautiful viewpoints, visitor attractions, historic sites, and seaside villages. There is also an extensive network of traffic free and relatively flat routes for family cyclists and fat bikers can take advantage of the coast and wooded areas.

What’s on offer?

  • Bike hire

Lightweight kids bikes, all terrains hybrids, balance bikes, mountain bikes with +size tyres, electric fat bikes, electric mountain bikes, child seats, single and double children's trailers, tag a long's, helmets, gloves, gel seat covers and smart phone holders.

  • Route maps for exploring East Lothian
  • Guided rides
  • Servicing and repairs
  • Shop - bikes and accessories

The Bike Hub plans to expand their offerings to include maintenance classes, kids' bike clubs and Ride With Me daytime and evening cycles.

Elly Douglas Hamilton, Chairperson of Archerfield Estates Limited, said, “Archerfield Walled Garden is a fantastic place to start and finish a ride with plenty of free parking, lots of space, and visitors can enjoy the Garden Café, Shop, Microbrewery, Fairy Trail, and Garden Project.”

“The Walled Garden is a firm favourite for cycling enthusiasts including fat bikers, family cyclists, and road bikers. We are really excited about this collaboration and are delighted to add to our customer offering – it’s a great opportunity for people to get out on a bike and discover the enjoyment of cycling the estate and the local countryside.”

Richard Dowsett set up the Leith Cycle Co ten years ago and has been an avid cyclist most of his life. He says, “we are creating a destination cycling location in East Lothian that will house everything cyclists need. It’s not only a shop, but a place where people can meet, get engaged and get active. We can’t wait to open the doors on 16th June.”

Archerfield Walled Garden will be offering an opening “Hub and Grub” offer of 20% off in the Garden Café until end of July for anyone hiring a bike at The Bike Hub.

About The Bike Hub

Open from 16th June, Thur – Sun 9:30-5:00.

The Bike Hub is opening it’s doors to the East Lothian public on 16th June. We will be located within the grounds of the fabulous Archerfield Walled Garden, and are hoping to help both locals and tourists, make the most of an amazing location with much to offer from a biking perspective. We will be providing bike hire, which will include child seats, tagalongs and children’s bikes; we will be servicing and repairing; selling accessories and running Ride With Me cycles for all levels and abilities. We are sure this will just be the start of many different biking opportunities on offer, so get yourself down to The Bike Hub. Your adventure starts here.....

About Archerfield Walled Garden.

A fabulous Taste, Shop and Explore experience in the heart of East Lothian which includes; a Garden Café serving imaginative and delicious menus throughout the day; a Foodmarket offering the very best of local produce, with freshly prepared sandwiches, pies, cakes and coffees with your choice to sit in or take away; a Gift Shop with a fabulous range of products covering homewares, kids, beauty, fashion, cards and fairies; a relaxing bar where you can try famous Archerfield Craft Ales and a microbrewery making beer on site to savour at the bar or take home. 

Explore all of Archerfield Walled Garden’s amazing trails. There are some wonderful running routes, a Willow Walk and a magical Fairy Trail to explore. Pop by the Garden Project within the main walls and enjoy the hard work of Head Gardener Erica Randell and her team. Most importantly, use the Archerfield Walled Garden ‘Taste, Shop, Explore’ experience to capture happy memories with your family and friends.

Contact Details

Richard Dowsett - 07379 431 275 / info@thebikehub.scot