Getting around Elgin by bike is a very feasible option – there are a few bike hire options and there is some great cycling infrastructure in and around Elgin.
Bike Hire Providers
Moray Sports Centre
Moray Sports Centre on Linkwood Road have a selection of bikes available for hire including B’Twin folding bikes, trikes, a hand trike, a tandem bicycle, a semi-recumbent trike and an electrically assisted Van Raam bike. Many of these are adapted bikes suitable for people with different needs. Helmets are included in the hire fee. Meet the Fleet.
Social enterprise Outfit Moray have a range of bikes for hire including mountain bikes, electric bikes, urban bikes and an IceTrike. Although they are based in Lossiemouth 6 miles from the centre of Elgin, it is a short taxi ride, a manageable walk and an easy cycle away. Prices include a helmet, gloves, lights and puncture repair kit. Find out more.
Brompton Bike Hire
Folding bike supremos Brompton have a bike hire ‘dock’ at Elgin railway station with 8 lockers each containing a bike available for hire. Ideal bikes for zipping about the town, but not advised for going too far further afield. These bikes are available 24/7/365 and accessed simply using the app.
Bike Paths and Routes around Elgin
The Moray Way have signposted a circular cycle route starting and ending in Elgin and taking you on a trip through Elgin and into some beautiful countryside. Check out the Elgin Experience route and some other cycle routes in the area.
Elgin sits on National Cycle Route 1 which connects Aberdeen and Inverness along much of the north-east coast – which is actually part of a national route connecting John O’Groats and Dover.