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Towpath Trail Bike and Canoe Hire


Towpath Trail is the original Trail Bike and Canoe Hire on the Kennet and Avon Canal, operating from the Bike Shop TT Cycles in Bradford-on-Avon.

Originally started in 1990 from a shed next to the cafe at The Lock Inn, this hire fleet comprises of top quality bikes from major manufacturers. All the hire bikes are less than six months old and are sold off through our shop to ensure our customers get the best out of their cycling.

The Kennet and Avon Canal towpath offers traffic-free and easy cycling for all the family. Stretching from the port of Bristol to the town of Reading over, through and along hills and valleys, the cities and towns along the way offer an interesting backdrop to this wonderful country path.

Pack your ginger beer and marmite sandwiches and set off on a truly 'Boys Own' canoe adventure. The canoes are very safe and easy to use. Canoes can be paddles solo, or can accommodate parents and two children.

Bradford-on-Avon is an ideal starting point for a day out. It is ten miles to the city of Bath, or 12 miles to the market town of Devizes, with the famous Devizes flight of 29 locks.

Bring the children with you - bike and canoe hire are less expensive than a childminder! Towpath Trail Bike and Canoe Hire rent and sell top-quality child trailers, trailer bikes and child seats. Canoeing on the canal is easy and safe. Child helmets and life jackets for canoeing are free of charge, so prise them from the television and get them out into the fresh air.