Only four miles long and one mile wide, North Ronaldsay offers visitors an ideal day of leisurely cycling. The North Ronaldsay Trust is pleased to provide bicycle hire to visitors. 

With its quiet roads where cars seldom pass, cyclists can explore the Island at their own pace, birdwatching, enjoying the sites along the road or leaving the bikes for a stroll along a stretch of beach from the many access points to the shore. Plan your ride to include a snack or meal at the Lighthouse Cafe or the North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory Restaurant and Bar.

While away a day on North Ronaldsay’s empty roads

A lovely way to spend a day with your family

Bike Hire is available on both a daily and weekly basis. There are 8 bikes suitable for adults and teens (2xS, 2xM, 2xL, 2xX, with pannier, if required.  There is also a child trailer which seats 2 small children.  Bikes can be collected and returned at the airport, Lighthouse Visitor Centre or at the Bird Observatory.

Hire Charges:

  • 24hr Hire £10.00 for adults, £5.00 for under 18s
  • Weekly Hire £50.00
  • Family Hire (4 bikes) per day £25.00

“We loved our visit to North Ronaldsay, especially riding our bicycles to the Old Beacon and talking to the cows and sheep we saw along the way!”


A young summer visitor to North Ronaldsay

North Ronaldsay by bicycle: the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful summer skies and hidden secrets of North Ronaldsay’s beaches.

Although North Ronaldsay is quite flat, it can be very windy, so please dress accordingly

For more information on bicycle reservations, contact 07778182844 or email


For a list of attractions, picturesque areas and sites, please visit our See and Do page.

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