Bike Hebrides was started in 2007 by two keen Island cyclists wanting to share the fun with visitors and locals alike. In that time many happy customers have taken to the trails and single track without incurring extra costs on the ferry or risking their own equipment on the journey to and from the Islands.

 

In 2012 the company changed hands and moved to Uig, where it was run by another keen cyclist and outdoor enthusiast, who brought an amphibious touch to the company and introduced sit on top kayaks to the fleet.

 

In 2014 Bike Hebrides was merged with Bike and Hike Hebrides, a company with the same vision of sharing the fun and adventures that our wonderful Islands have to offer, which is based in the main town of Stornoway.

We now offer bike hire to cater for what ever kind of adventure you plan, whether it be a day out on the many trails or a scenic tour though out the islands where many historic atractions can be seen.

If hiking is your thing you wont be short of places to go. With plenty of moorland, hills and coastal walks, you will be spoit for choice.

Fancy something different, then why not take to the  water on a sit on top kayak to explore the  sea lochs with a myriad of wee islands, caves and sandy coves. Take a paddle out into harbour and see Stornoway from a perspective that few people will experience. 

 

Be it cycling, kayaking or hiking be sure to you keep a look out for the wild life that is on offer - no matter where you go you won't be on your own with Golden or White-tailed Sea Eagle soaring overhead, Red Deer in the glen, wild Orchids on the machair, Corncrakes, Otters, Puffins, Ospreys, Seals, Dolphins, Basking sharks, Minke whales and many many more!!

 

There is no better way to see these  unique spectaular islands...

 

Come and visit us now to plan your next Hebrides Adventure!

Who we are:

Jonathan Murray (Jonny) is the owner of Bike Hebrides.

Jonny was born and bred in Stornoway and has lived on the islands most of his life, he is a fluent Gaelic speaker, with Gaelic being his first language only learning English when he went to primary school. He has a good knowledge of the islands, the culture, the traditions, and the places to go that only a local person would know.

He is a mountain bike and outdoor enthusiast and loves to seek out new adventures. Wanting to share his love for the Islands and adventure he left his previous job as a joiner to started up business as Bike and Hike Hebrides in 2012 and took over Bike Hebrides in 2014. Jonny is the volunteer deputy team leader with the local mountain rescue team, Hebrides MRT. 

He is a qualified silver velotech bike mechanic, lifeguard, first aider, coasteering instructor, archery instructor and has done various course in rope rigging, mountaineering and kayaking. He is currently working on his Mountain Leader qualification. As well as running Bike Hebrides he also works with the local outdoor centre, Scaladale centre,  in Harris as one of their outdoor instructors.

In the summer he is busy with Bike Hebrides and in winter he works as a self-employed joiner and does some part time work as a propman/joiner in the film industry.

He has worked on Bafta award winning kids tv programme Katie Morag, remake of the classic film Whisky Galore, BBC drama Stonemouth, ITV drama The Loch and soon to be released Netflix film Outlaw King.

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