Condition and purpose
- For rental only bookings 30% (which will be rounded up to the nearest euro) non refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation. Payment will be made via the secure online booking system.
- Booking deposit is not transferrable to another date or refundable under any circumstance. The deposit is there to make sure your bike order is there for you when you arrive. Should trailblazers need to cancel the booking your deposit will be refunded in full.
- The client/s agree to pay a damage deposit (if stated on your booking) upon start of hire by means of card pre authorisation at the shop. Your card will only be charged should your bike be returned in a condition deemed to be outside of normal use and wear and tear. Damage deposit can also be paid in cash and returned in cash should upon satisfactory inspection of the bike and equipment on return.
- The client is responsible for the equipment on hire for the entire duration of hire. Should the equipment be unrepairable or not returned the client must pay the retail value of the bike and accessories on hire.
- Payment of all or part of the total price (including payment by credit card) is acceptance of these T&Cs.
Changes to Bookings /Cancellation
- If the service becomes unavailable for the Hire Period due to circumstances beyond Trailblazers control (such as theft, fire, earthquake, or damage from an earlier hire contract), Trailblazers will use its best efforts to offer the Client a suitable alternative. If Trailblazers is unable to offer a suitable alternative, the Client will be entitled to a full refund of any monies paid to Trailblazers, minus any costs Trailblazers has incurred related to this booking.
- No refunds will be made for late returns, pre booked or confirmed shuttle service, no-shows or change of mind.
Here are four basic bicycling tips
The following are things you can do to maintain control of your bicycle, even in an emergency:
- Ensure your bicycle is the right size and properly adjusted to fit you.
- A properly-fitted bicycle is more comfortable and easier to control.
- A bicycle shop can help you choose the correct size bicycle.
- Ensure your bicycle is in good working order by inspecting it regularly.
Properly-fitted helmets provide protection from a potentially life-threatening head injury. By law, bicycle riders under 18 years old must wear a bicycle helmet while riding on a public road.
Wear your helmet per manufacturer directions.
Be Visible and Alert
Even if you obey all traffic laws, there is always a risk of a collision.
- Be prepared to stop for vehicles waiting at stop signs, in driveways, or parking spaces.
- Be prepared to take evasive action relating to vehicles that have just passed you and may turn right.
- Use hand signals before making turns or changing lanes to warn traffic around you.
Ride in a Safe Lane Position
Ride in the same direction as traffic so you are more visible to drivers entering roads or changing lanes in the following scenarios:
- Passing a vehicle or another bicycle.
- Preparing to make a left turn at an intersection.
- When a lane is too narrow for a bicycle
- When approaching a right turn.
- If the road is one-way with two or more lanes.