Beacon Bikes E-Bikes Direct Electric Bike Hire in The South Downs

Beacon Bikes - Our South Downs E-Bike Rental Partners

We've partnered with Beacon Bikes, the East Sussex rural E-Bike adventure company located within the beautiful rolling hills of the South Downs. This partnership, in a nut shell, gives our customers the chance to experience a select range of our Electric Bikes in the most beautiful & suited setting. Whether you’re after an extensive test ride, or you’re seeking an afternoon rental adventure to blast away the lockdown blues, one of our Haibike machines will do just that.

Who are Beacon Bikes?

Beacon Bikes are an established Electric Bike Adventure company, located within the Brighton South Downs countryside. Offering the perfect setting, advice on the best local routes, sights & attractions, as well as hot refreshments & light lunches from their quaint Café. Beacon Bikes offers an experience, not a service.

Organic Partnership

At E-Bikes Direct, we believe in forming lasting commitments, to our customers, our suppliers and our partners. As the UK’s largest online supplier of Electric Bikes, it’s imperative for us to partner with companies we feel aligned with, companies who share the same drive, passion and determination that we’ve felt ourselves for 16 years. We have seen that and then some with Beacon Bikes, and we are genuinely excited about the next chapter in delivering first-class service and support.

E-Bikes Direct Beacon Bikes Partnership

The partnership with Beacon Bikes was natural and fluid from the very beginning, our visions and goals were the same – to provide market leading electric bikes, whether for hire or for sale. This organic partnership allows us to look at more ways than ever for our customers to engage in test-riding and renting a number of options before purchase.

Shared Commitment

Beacon Bikes and E-Bikes Direct have a shared commitment towards providing our customers the best possible service. Two of our best selling eMTB’s will be available to test ride at Beacon Bikes, that’s the number one hardtail on the market, and one of the best full-suspension eMTB’s you’ll ever find. Free on-site tests will be available to pre-book for 30 minutes of riding.

Want to go longer or further? No problem, Beacon Bikes have got you covered, just get in touch and let them know which bike you’re looking for and then turn up ready for some guaranteed fun!* Looking for a specific bike to test ride? No problem, get in touch and we’ll do what we can to accommodate your needs**.

Historical Success

E-Bikes Direct is underpinned with a team of knowledgeable and customer-centric staff.

We’re the UK’s number 1 for Electric Bikes because of our team’s willingness to go the extra mile and to ensure each customer feels like they have purchased their perfect riding companion.

Beacon Bikes was formed out of a love of ebiking. It’s location at the foot of the South Downs National Park makes it a perfect location for trying, hiring and buying eMTBs in their natural terrain.

Beacon Bikes Electric Bike Hire and Test Ride

Our partners at Beacon Bikes will provide you with expert advice on the best routes to take for cyclists of all abilities and will give you the warmest welcome at their cycle friendly café, Beacon Bikes Café.

Although off-site and 30+ minute test rides are subject to a rental fee, this is fully refundable upon the purchase of any eMTB!

The Future Is Bright!

A Haibike packed showroom on The South Downs is not far away. Our vision is to create something where riders of all abilities feel comfortable to come and have a chat, a coffee and a ride. Exciting times ahead, and we can’t wait to welcome you!

In the meantime, if there is any E-Bike you would like to try, please get in touch with us to get that arranged. Exciting times ahead, we can’t wait to welcome you!

Bodiam Hire

Rent one of our Electric Bikes! Choose from a wide range of models to suit your adventure, whether you chose to stay within our beautiful Bodiam surrounding or take them away, we offer over-night, day, & half day rental, so you can pitch up at one of the local campsites, or pop to the pub for a much needed re-fuel without feeling like the clock is ticking.

Located at Unit. 6, Midicy Oast, Bodiam. You'd be hard-pushed to find a location better suited to Electric cycling. With Bodiam Castle Nation Trust, Park Farm Campsite, and numerous Inns dotted closely, there's no better reason to itch that 'Electric Bike' scratch, whether for rental, or testing the water pre-purchase.

Experience the latest Lapierre, Haibike, Merida, Raleigh models in their natural habitat. We have over 50 bikes in our showroom with ranging battery sizes to accommodate for more lengthy tours, ready for adventure. From Ladies specific step-through hybrids & 20" folders, to thoroughbred, serious e-MTB machines that really thrive in such a setting.

Have a particular model you’d like to try? Get in touch & we’ll do our best to arrange for the bike to be built upon your arrival, availability permitting. (Bodiam location only).

If you'd like to arrange an appointment or have any queries or requests, please give us a call on 01580 830959, or send us an email on

Hire one of our electric bikes for a day or more. You can also hire the bikes for local use in and around Bodiam or take them away.

Kent is a wonderful place to cycle around with an electric bike. The area is full to the brim with fascinating places to visit, an historic Bodiam castle and house, pretty market towns and excellent coastal paths.

Our Electric Bicycles are comfy and reliable some with a large battery range of up to 60 miles. We will be pleased to help you with your adventure and can advise on the likely distance you will be able to travel comfortably in a day on an electric bike from E-Bikes Direct.

Hire times can be flexible especially in the summer when we can stay open til 6pm or your can hire overnight and return the next day!

Half day hire is also available.

Prices start from £25 a day

Brand availability includes FreeGo, Wisper, Greenedge, Oxygen, Byocycles, Lindsey-West and more

Contact E-Bikes Direct on 01580 830959 to discuss our hire options

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