Burley Inclusive's cycle hire shop is an example of one of our Vocational Training Enterprises. Based in Yatton train station, the shop is run in partnership with the Strawberry Line Cafe, a leading light in the field of LD employment and training.
The project is staffed by our learning-disabled students, but is much more than just a work experience programme - our students are the bosses and the stakeholders. Profits from the enterprise are ring-fenced and paid to them as dividends, helping them understand the nature of business and employment and see the value of their work.
The shop is open every Saturday from April to October from 10am - 4pm, and is located in the car park of Platform 1 - look out for the big Cycle Hire sign.
Bikes are priced at £12 each for a day's hire (6 hours), and £8 for half a day (3 hours). As well as adult bikes, we have a selection of children's bikes, trailer and 'tagalong', plus helmets and locks.
Things tend to get booked up quickly, so we suggest booking your bikes in advance. To book your bikes, sign into Facebook and click the following link, or search for "Strawberry Line Cafe Cycle Hire".
Please message us through our Facebook page and tell us:
- How many bikes you'd like
- What date you'd like them
- Half day or full day hire
- Your phone number
We check our inbox every Wednesday and Friday, and will send you a confirmation as soon as we can. Enjoy your ride!
Somerset's picturesque Strawberry Line was built in the mid 1800s, and is now mostly disused railway trackbed which is flat and away from roads, making it a perfect cycle route to explore on a sunny Saturday. From Yatton to Cheddar is about 12 miles, and takes between 2 and 3 hours at a fairly sedate pace. Along the way you'll find a variety of places of interest, including Shute Shelve Tunnel and the beautiful square of Axbridge, with many pubs and nearby villages to stop at along the way. Keep your eye out for the blue signs - they're not always easy to spot, but the below map should help point you in the right direction if you lose your way.