Condition and purpose

1. Use and care of Equipment

The Client acknowledges and agrees that they have inspected the Equipment, and that the Equipment is in good condition and suitable for the intended use.  The client accepts full responsibility for all equipment and accessories on hire and must ensure they are returned in a reasonable condition.  Normal use wear and tear will be considered.

The safety of the Client and others

Cycling involves Risks. The Client agrees that despite such Risks the Client wants to
participate in the holiday and/or hire and use the Equipment, and accepts sole responsibility for: (a) the Equipment; and (b) the safety of the Client and others.  Client/s cycle at their own risk, Trailblazers accept no responsibility for injury caused by a cycling accident that may happen while on hire.

Late returns will be charged

The Client will take proper and reasonable care of the Equipment during the Hire Period, and will return it in good order and condition to Trailblazers Depot in Newport by 20:00h on the return date specified in the Contract, unless otherwise agreed by Trailblazers. Late returns will be charged a daily hire rate until returned, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Competent to use the Equipment

The Client warrants that all persons who will use the Equipment are competent to use the Equipment, will use the Equipment in the manner it was designed to be used, will follow any directions from Trailblazers relating to the use and safety of the Equipment, and will comply with all laws and obligations in relation to the use and control of the Equipment.
No modifications have been made to Equipment or can be made by the client.

The Client will not change or modify the Equipment

The Client will not change or modify the Equipment without Trailblazers agreement in writing. If the Client changes or modifies the Equipment without Trailblazers written agreement, such changes or modifications will be considered damage, and clause 7) will apply.
Damage or loss

Responsible for any damage

The Client is solely responsible for any damage to, or loss of, the Equipment during the Hire Period. The Client will notify Trailblazers immediately if the Equipment is damaged or lost, and will follow all reasonable instructions of Trailblazers in relation to such damaged or lost Equipment.

In the case of damage

In the case of damage to the Equipment (excluding reasonable wear and tear, and any damage to inner tubes), however caused, the Client will be responsible for and will pay Trailblazers for the full cost of all repairs, including the cost of replacing any damaged parts and any labour to restore the Equipment to the condition it was in at the commencement of the Hire Period. For the avoidance of doubt, Trailblazers has the sole right to reasonably determine: (a) whether the Equipment has been damaged during the Hire Period; (b) whether such damage is beyond reasonable wear and tear; (c) the extent of such damage; and (d) the full cost of the repairs required.

In the case of loss

In the case of loss of the Equipment, however caused, the Client will be responsible for and will pay Trailblazers for the full cost to Trailblazers of replacing such Equipment to the retail value.


  • 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.

Basic Safety

Here are four basic bicycling tips

Maintain control

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.

Protect Yourself

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.