Center Parcs & hire centres.
Forme are the official hire bike brand and supplier for the UK's largest holiday villages, Center Parcs.
Their sites are located in: Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire; Elveden Forest in Suffolk; Longleat Forest in Wiltshire; Whinfell Forest in Cumbria; Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire and the recently opened Longford Forest in Ireland
Set in acres of unspoilt woodland deep within the forest in a car-light environment, the perfect way to get around any of their 6 villages has to be by bike!
At the Cycle Centre within each village, the Cycle Centre team will make sure you get exactly the right equipment for your height, age and ability.
The specific bikes supplied to Center Parcs are not available to purchase from our retailers as they are tailor made to meet the needs of their hire fleet although we can certainly help you find something similar using our online bike finder.
Grounds cycle centres and cafés
Grounds are an independent business operating Cycle centres and cafés located in woodland visitor centres and country parks. Staffed by experienced enthusiastic cyclists we aim to provide all the essentials to get you out riding or keep your bike on the road. We provide full service facilities, sales of all types of cycles and a hire fleet representing the latest bikes available. All our cycle centres have access to traffic free routes to enjoy on one of our hire fleet, commuter links or quiet country lanes and are conveniently located alongside our inviting cafés, perfect for a stop off mid ride or to grab some refreshment while we fix your bike. Selling our own handmade cakes, artisan gelato and great coffee for the great outdoors. Our staff are only too happy to talk bikes and just hope to see more people enjoying cycling.
Nestled in the historical woodlands of Sherwood Forest, Sherwood Pines is a day out for all the family and with over 17 miles of cycle routes, we have plenty for you to explore. Snaking through the trees we have three on site bicycle trails, each one with its own level of difficulty (Green Route – Beginners/family riders, Blue Route - experienced off road riders, Red Route – skilled experienced off-road riders). On top of these trails, we also have a 0.5 mile skills loop, this is designed not only to test your skills but to enhance and teach new bike handling techniques.