Terms & Conditions – Bike Hire

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Late Returns

Any person who does not return their hired article/s to the shop on the agreed day will be obliged to pay a penalty of €20. This is to ensure that we have the necessary availability for other customers.

Theft, Loss or Damage

In the event that a bike or hired item gets stolen, lost or damaged, the client will be held responsible. We will be obliged to ask for half the retail price of the item and for this reason require an ID document as a form of a deposit.

Safety Precautions

To be able to keep a hired item overnight it is necessary to have a safe place to keep it/them. For this reason we ask that you check with your hotel concierge or management beforehand if it is OK to keep the bikes etc. within the courtyard of the building. In most cases this is not a problem. NB. STREET-SIDE IS NOT ACCEPTED!

Late Night Drop-Off

We offer the option of returning the hired items after shop closing hours. To be able to do so however requires that clients leave the keys for the bike locks at a designated restaurant near by, from where they will also be able to collect their ID documents.


About the author

Originally from South Africa, I moved to Italy in 2007 after having finished school in England. My grasp of the Italian language was basic but enough to get to know people. By the end of 2008 I had mastered an intermediate level of italian and would continue to progress onto higher levels. Today my proficiency of the italian language is enough to fool some italians into thinking I'm one of them! Although I never manage to be as charming... My other interests besides Italy, the Italians and the Italian way of life are: Cycling, Languages and Travel. At the moment I am heavily involved with the day-to-day running of The Red Bike Shop and am a keen cyclist, taking part in races and especially Grandfondos (one-off races). My goal for the future is to open a fully functional bike shop in the center of Rome.