Terms & Conditions

Bay Cycles is a trading name of Ride the Bay Limited. All mentions of Bay Cycles henceforth are therefore mentions of Ride the Bay Limited

The contract

After placing an order you will receive an email from us acknowledging that we have received your order for the goods and the delivery services you have requested. This does not mean that your order has been accepted. Your order constitutes an offer to Ride The Bay Limited to buy goods. All orders are subject to acceptance by use and will confirm acceptance by sending an email that confirms dispatch by the delivery service provider. The contract between you and Ride the Bay Limited will only be formed when we send you this dispatch confirmation.

The contract will relate only to those goods whose dispatch we have confirmed in the dispatch confirmation. We will not be obliged to supply any other goods which may have been part of your order until the dispatch of such goods has been confirmed in a separate dispatch confirmation.

We reserve the right cancel the contract between us if:

If we do cancel your contract, we will notify you by email and will re-credit to your account any sum deducted by us (in respect of Goods provided by us, and delivery services provided by the delivery service provider (unless amounts in respect of delivery are refunded directly by the delivery service provider)), from your debit or credit card as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days of your order. We will not be obliged to offer any additional compensation for disappointment suffered.


In the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with your purchase please feel free to return your goods within 14 days of the purchase date for a full exchange or refund. Any item (excluding food and underwear) can be returned to us for any reason provided it is returned in ‘showroom condition’ with its original packaging and tags with a valid receipt/delivery note.

Returns can be made directly to Bay Cycles’ store, including purchases made online. Alternatively you can return your goods by post. You should always keep proof of postage and we advise you to use a ‘signed for service’ when returning goods.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the item is returned to us in a safe and secure manner, and in the event of  refund or exchange, in saleable condition (in original packaging and including all warranty, cards, manuals and accessories).

Send your goods securely packaged by a recorded delivery method, including a copy of your receipt and the returns form to:

Bay Cycles

15 Fore Street

St Marychurch



Refunds will be processed using the same method of payment used for the original purchase. Credit and debit card refunds must be made to the card used for the original transaction. Due to the high incidence of fraud we regret that we are unable to offer any refund without a valid receipt/delivery note.

Refunds will be made for faulty or incorrect items returned within 14 working days, including any delivery charges incurred by the buyer (excluding ‘Special Delivery’) in the return of the item.

If the products you ordered are delivered in good condition but you wish to return them for any reason we will refund the full value of the goods excluding any carriage charge upon receipt of your goods.

Bike Returns

If you wish to return your bike to us please keep it in the box it arrived in and call us on 01803 316785 and we will arrange a collection.

Please note the following:

Accuracy of Website Content

Our website team at Ride the Bay Limited work tirelessly to create the images and descriptions featured on our site and every effort is made to be as accurate as possible.

Published product details, specifications and suitability information is the best available at the time. Bay Cycles shall not be held responsible for the accuracy of any advice given regarding the suitability (or otherwise) of any part/s required for the repair of an item. If you have ordered an item and it does not match your expectations based on its description on baycycles.co.uk we will provide you with a full refund upon the return of the item.

Hire Bikes and Demo Bikes

When hiring or demoing any bike from any of our stores you are agreeing to our terms and conditions: 1) Any damage to the hire/demo bike whilst in the possession of the hirer during their hire period will be assessed and the hirer will be charged for the damage. 2) If the hire/demo bike is lost or stolen during the hirerer’s hire period then the price of the bike (this will be determined by the Bay Cycles Store Manager) will be charged. 3) Helmets must be worn at all times while riding any hire/demo bike and Ride the Bay Ltd do not take any responsibility for any personal injury whilst riding any of our hire/demo bikes.

Selected Local Delivery charges

Selected Local Delivery postcodes are limited to the following postcodes: 

TQ1, TQ2, TQ3, TQ4, TQ5, TQ12, TQ14, EX1, EX2, EX3, EX4, EX6 & EX7

Estimated Delivery Times

If your order is placed before 12pm on a weekday and is in stock it will be dispatched on the day of ordering and arrive within 3 working days. Any orders received after 12pm cannot be guaranteed to be dispatched that day (although every effort will be made to do so). Orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Mondays. Once an item is dispatched it will arrive within 3 working days (provided it is in stock). This excludes orders made for bikes. Some bulky items are sent next day delivery.

All bikes are fully built by our Cytech trained mechanics before dispatch which does mean a slight delay in dispatch. On receipt of your order we will contact you (by email or phone) and inform you of the day we will deliver your new bike.

We do our best to ensure availability of all advertised products and endeavour to despatch all parts within quoted time. If there is a delay we will inform you of this via email and the product will be dispatched as soon as it is available. If you have ordered multiple items they may arrive separately. In the event that an item has been discontinued and must be withdrawn we will inform you as soon as possible and offer an alternative if one is available.

Ride The Bay Ltd has no liability to you for any delay in the delivery of products ordered. We will do our best to get all orders sent out as quickly as possible. You have the right to cancel delayed orders at any time by calling our mail order team on 01803 316785

All deliveries need to be signed for. Please supply us with a delivery address where there is likely to be someone available to sign for your order during normal working hours. When signing for any delivery please inspect the packaging and if you see signs of damage write the word ‘damage’ next to your signature - this is particularly important when signing for receipt of a bicycle.

Deliveries will be made via Hermes, Royal Mail, UPS, DX or FedEx upon the weight of your goods and the destination. In the event that no-one is available to sign for your items or they are too large to fit through your letterbox, your package will be left in a safe place or a delivery will be re-attempted the following day, you will receive a slip through your door with a telephone number on which you can call to arrange a convenient time for them to re-deliver or arrange a safe place for the parcel to be left.

Liability Policy

We shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages or expenses. This includes, but is not limited to, damage to property, lost income, profits, economic or commercial losses and third party claims.

We will do our best to get all orders despatched as quickly as possible. We have no liability to you for any delay in the delivery of products ordered. You have the right to cancel delayed orders at any time and get a refund prior to the item being despatched.

Privacy Policy

We will never sell or pass on your name and address to any other organisation without your consent. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018).

Site Security

All credit and debit card payments both online and by telephone are processed through CardCutters and V12, and are not stored or known to Bay Cycles personnel.

General Note

These terms and conditions, together with our current website prices, delivery details, contact details and privacy policy, set out the whole of our agreement relating to the supply of the Goods to you by us. Nothing said by any sales person on our behalf should be understood as a variation of these terms and conditions or as an authorised representation about the nature or quality of any Goods offered for sale by us. Save for fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.

Voucher Code T&C’s

  1. Voucher codes can only be redeemed at time of purchase
  2. Voucher codes cannot be used against any limited edition or exclusive bikes
  3. Individual T&C’s apply for voucher codes - please see promotion
  4. Voucher codes cannot be used in conjunction with cycle to work scheme vouchers


In order to offer you Klarna’s payment methods, we might in the checkout pass your personal data in the form of contact and order details to Klarna, in order for Klarna to assess whether you qualify for their payment methods and to tailor those payment methods for you. Your personal data transferred is processed in line with Klarna’s own privacy notice