Cycling at Stanwick Lakes

Bring your own bike or hire one from AJ Cycles

Cycling at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes has a network of over 7 miles of cycle paths. In addition to circular routes around the lakes there is a four mile linear route running from Irthlingborough towards Thrapston, along the former railway line, providing safe off-road cycling – and a means of ‘green’ travel for local visitors. 

Cycle hire is available on site at Stanwick Lakes in association with A J Cycles of Rushden. As well as adult and child bikes, it is possible to hire a tandem, buggies, trailers and child seats. A disability scooter and trike are also available. 

Please note that cycling is only permitted on the designated cycle paths. Walkers have priority and cyclists must take care when approaching pedestrians.

Cycle Hire Opening times
Weekends, local school holidays and bank holidays

1st March – 31st October: 10am – 6pm (Last hire time departure 5pm)
1st November – 30th November: 10am – 4pm (Last hire time departure 3pm)

Closed December / January/ February

Please check opening times by calling 07850 723592

Cycle hire charges

  1 Hour 2 Hours 3 Hours 4 Hours All Day
Adult Bikes £7.00 £10.00 £12.00 £14.00 £17.00
Child Bikes £4.00 £5.00 £6.00 £7.00 £8.00
Tandem Bikes £12.00 £20.00 £22.00 £25.00 £30.00
Buggies £4.00 £5.00 £6.00 £7.00 £8.00
Trailer £4.00 £5.00 £6.00 £7.00 £8.00
Child Seats £2.00 £2.00 £2.00 £2.00 £2.00

Advance group bookings are available at a discount.
Group bookings are available outside of standard hire times.
A discount loyalty scheme operates for return customers.
Helmets are not compulsory but are recommended and issued free.
The hire charge for the type of bike to be hired will be charged in advance to the hirer’s credit/debit card. We reserve the right to refuse to hire equipment to individuals and groups. All major credit/debit cards are accepted. Terms and conditions apply.

Disability Scooter

A disability scooter is available for use at Stanwick Lakes through AJ Cycles. The scooter was donated for use by visitors by the daughter of a former regular. AJ Cycles very kindly keep the scooter maintained and insured. For a small donation it is available for use from AJ Cycles during their normal opening hours.