Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! Kids Club this year will start up once more the weekend of the 1st/2nd March after the February half term. As a reminder, Saturdays club starts at 12.30pm at Twelveheads Bissoe and is for 8+s. On Sunday mornings Wobbler’s will still run at Heartlands Pool from 11am-12pm for those learning to ride free of stabilizers. Followed by a second club for those progressing on from Wobbler’s who can ride more confidently, which runs at 12.30pm-1.30pm from the Great Flat Lode(South Wheal Francis carpark) Piece/Pool.
Have a great term getting back into the routine of work & school and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Please feel free to call/email if your child wishes to give a club a go so we can put them on the register and reserve a place for them.

Kids Club in December

Hello All, The weather seems to be on our side, so we will continue cycle club this weekend sat/sun 7th & 8th December and next weekend sat/sun 14th & 15th. This will be the last session before we break up for xmas. Keep checking the blog page for information and dates on when clubs will resume again in the new year.
Thanks for all your continued support and it’s great that the kids are still enthusiastic and keen to ride with us every weekend :-)

AUTUMN/WINTER kids Club 2013 Info

Due to popular demand we have decided to continue running kids cycle club during the month of November…weather dependent!!
Clubs/Dates & locations are as follows:
Saturday 8+s Club 12.30 – 2pm at Twelveheads will run on the 9th,16th,23rd and 30th Nov (Please note on the 16th Nov the session will start and run at an earlier time of 11am – 12.30pm )
Wobblers at Heartlands: 11am – 12pm will run on 10th Nov, 17th,24th & 1st Dec.
Little Progress Makers club – The Great Flat Lode:12.30 – 1.30pm will run on 10th, 17th, 24th & 1st Dec.

Please remember that Clubs will NOT be running over half term: on Sat/Sun 25/26th October & Sat/Sun 2nd/3rd November.

Please give us plenty of warning if your child is unable to attend any sessions.
Lets hope the weather is kind to us!

Heartlands CYCLE TOURS

Type: Weekly
Date: 13.01.2013 – 31.01.2013, Every Sunday
Time: 2:00 PM
Entry Cost: £6.00
Purchase Info: Please call to pre-book your space.
Interests: Family, Sports & Activities, Community
Location: meet at Heartlands Visitor Centre & Shop
New bike for Christmas? Committed to getting fit for the new year?

Join Explorer Cycles every Sunday in January as they take you on the exciting trails in the areas around Heartlands. Hire a bike or bring your own. Suitable for all ages.
For specific tour info please call.

Meet at Heartlands’ Visitor Centre at 2pm

Wobblers cycle club for 4-6yr olds

We are moving our Sunday stabilizer group to heartlands as the grounds there are perfect for learning to ride a bike on! New Location – New Name!! Details are as follows: Session runs from 11am-12pm every Sunday term-time, meeting outside heartlands visitors centre. Cost -£5. Children to bring their own bike/helmet.
The group has been formed to help children gain confidence on a bike and learn skills and techniques and those on stabalizers to get them off!


The kids go back to school this week which means the start again of our Saturday kids cycle club on the 8th September. As previous, we will be running a 10am session for 6-8yr olds and 12.30pm session for 9+yr olds. Sessions run for 1hr30mins and cost £5.

Due to demand, we are asking for people to book in advance as we have a maximum number of 10 children per group. However we do not want to turn anyone away so are planning on running a late afternoon session – possibly 2.30pm for those that still want to get involved. This will be organised once we have names and numbers of those attending our normal sessions.

Please make sure your child comes with a rucksack packed with a snack and drink and waterproof jacket and gloves incase it turns cold or rains.

PLEASE CHECK OUR BLOG PAGE BEFORE EACH SESSION TO CHECK THAT THE SESSION IS STILL ON AND RUNNING. WE DONT LIKE TO CANCEL BUT SOMETIME DUE TO WEATHER WE HAVE TO. The blog page will inform parents about changes and info on weekly sessions. Please feel free to call anytime, happy to help or anwer any questions.

Look forward to meeting new children and parents this term and happy riding!!

CYCLE HIRE at Heartlands!

You can now hire explorer’s specialized bikes from heartlands, Pool, Cornwall.
Heartlands is a new free visitor attraction and world heritage site which opened iin Spring 2012.
It’s just minutes from the A30 pool exit. SAT NAV TR15 3QY. Parking charges apply, check website for details – www.heartlandscornwall.com.
To understands the sheer magnitude of Cornish mining one needs to explore the wider mining landscape. What greater way to start your ride! Heartlands is situated between The Portreath branchline trail and The Great Flat Lode trail which makes up part of the mining trails network. These routes will take you through some of the most historically important mining landscapes in Cornwall.

The Ruins of South Wheal Frances – 6 miles, perfect for families with young ones.
The Great Flat Lode – 8 miles, for the more adventureous!
Tehidy/Portreath Beach trail -10 miles, Part Urban route.
The Great Cornish way – 30miles, Full day trail, for the Pro’s!
LOOK OUT FOR US AT HEARTLANDS IN THE VISITORS CENTRE: We will be promoting our services on a regular basis every week during the holidays. We are there to promote and answer any of your questions relating to the services we offer.

PLEASE ALLOW HALF A DAY BOOKING IN ADVANCE FOR BIKE HIRE as at present we do not have a hire shop at heartlands but run a bike delivery service for there. CALL AND WE WILL BRING BIKES TO YOU AT HEARTLANDS!!

Delivery and pick up times: Full day 9am – 5pm, Half day 9am – 1pm(Morning) or 1pm – 5pm(afternooon hire).

Kids Cycle Birthday Parties!

Celebrate your Birthday a different way!

Stithians Lakeside cycle party: Includes – Two hour party; one hour cycle out on the trails followed by an outdoor/indoor picnic, then after food fun mountain bike games.

COST: £60. bring your own party food or for an extra £4 per head food included. Birthday cake and party bags not included.

Maximum 10 children. Own bike required (child bike hire available for £7).

Call us to book a date and time!

About Us / Explorer Cycle

Brett and Julie, the Co-founders of Explorer Cycle Hire are keen cyclists themselves. They began to develop the idea of a hire shop and cycle tour service after discovering the presence of so many exclusive and expansive cycle trails close to their location. The entire Bowlzer family enjoy cycling, and hope to pass on that enthusiam to their customers.

Contact us directly to see what we can do for you.

Why Us? / because we're different

We are very focused on ensuring our customers receive the best possible attention and will go out of our way to make sure each and every customer gets that top-class service. The shop offers a wide variety of services including repairs, servicing and bike hire from as little as £7 for a half day. Please have a look around our website to find more details on all the services we offer.

Guided tours / a personal service...