Discover the beautiful Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland by electric bike with James’ Places

Explore the quiet byways and country lanes in the heart of the Ribble Valley on a state-of-the-art electrically assisted e-bike – what better way to enjoy the great outdoors!

With a range of up to 60 miles, a state-of-the-art e-bike is the perfect solution to exploring the countryside on two wheels and the James’ Places Group of country inns can arrange fully charged bikes to be ready to roll when you check-in to any of their Ribble Valley locations.

Andrew Bailey, James’ Places Digital Marketing Manager, explains: “We are absolutely delighted to bring our guests this new experience. This is a great collaboration between James’ Places and Ribble Valley E-Bikes –we have come together to bring this concept to visitors so they can enjoy the beautiful countryside and any of James’ Places venues.

“They can arrange a single day or embark on one of the two-day safaris enjoying a two-night, two-hotel stay – cycling during the day and enjoying dinner at their chosen hotels in the evening.”

James’ Places can provide delivery and collection plus concierge luggage transfer – and all bikes come complete with back-up services from an expert technician, who will ensure the bikes are fully charged and serviced on delivery. 

“The concierge service makes a terrific difference – at the end of their stay guests will also be driven back with their luggage to their base hotel. They don’t have to worry about a thing. It’s a unique experience and a reason to embark on a staycation this summer.”

Road, hybrid and off-road e-MTB bikes are all available to hire plus James’ Places can also provide advice on routes and en-route pit stops plus a rescue service if you suffer an unrepairable puncture or technical issue with the bike.

James’ Places can also deliver e-MTBs to the extensive Gisburn Forest Mountain Biking Centre, where you can explore miles of traffic-free woodland trails offering varying degrees of challenge – from beginner to expert!

Book an e-bike for delivery direct to your James’ Places hotel to start the day in the saddle exploring the Ribble Valley. No need to worry about recharging – the battery range should be adequate for all but the most ambitious explorers.

Secure the exclusive use of a pair of e-bikes to explore over the course of a two-day, two-hotel stay. Your bikes will be ready to roll on check-in and James’ Places will create an itinerary which takes you from hotel to hotel via some attractive stopovers and popular visitor attractions. 

Your hotel will provide packed lunches for scenic roadside picnics or point you in the direction of pubs and cafes where you’re assured of a warm welcome.

Upon return, while you dive into a reviving bath followed by a relaxed evening meal, the bikes will be charged overnight so they are ready for you to continue your journey after a hearty breakfast. James’ Places can also provide single centre itineraries that incorporate circular rides.

Explore miles of traffic-free woodland trails offering varying degrees of challenge – from beginner to expert standard. Navigate a complex network of cycle trails to emerge at the summit of Whelp Stone Crag to admire sensational views of the Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales. To make the most of your day, we recommend you make your own way to the Forest Hub, where your e-bikes will be ready for you. 

James’ Places can arrange bespoke guided rides and multi-day tours of the area led by experienced guides. Groups of up to six people and larger groups by special arrangement. 

To plan your James’ Places cycle safari visit:



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