Terms & Conditions

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 requires. This does not mean that your order has been accepted. Your order constitutes an offer to Lakes Cycles to buy goods. All orders are subject to acceptance by us and we will confirm acceptance by sending an email that confirms dispatch by the delivery service provider. The contract between you and Lakes Cycles 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 to cancel the contract between us if:

  1. We have insufficient stock to deliver the Goods you have ordered;
  2. One or more of the Goods you ordered was listed at an incorrect price due to a typographical error or an error in the pricing information received by us from our suppliers; or
  3. We have reason to suspect that there is a risk of a fraudulent transaction.

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) 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 at our Lakes Cycles store in Kendal, including those items purchased 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 even of a 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:

Lakes Cycles, C/O Singletrack Distribution Ltd, Unit 1, Westmorland Business Park, Gilthwaiterigg Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NS. Tel 01539 267721

Click here to download returns form

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, cheque payments will be refunded by cheque but please allow 10 days after original purchase date. 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, including any
delivery charge incurred by the buyer (excluding ‘Special Delivery’) in the return of the item. If the products you ordered are delivered to you 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 returned 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 01539 267721 and we will arrange a collection.

Please note the following:

If we have sent you the incorrect bicycle, we will cover the cost of collection and delivery of the correct model.
If we have delivered the bicycle you ordered, but upon inspection you decide it is not the bike for you, we will charge you £30.00 for the collection within the UK. If you are outside the UK please contact us for a quote for your country.
Please do not ride the bike as a full refund cannot be given if the bike has been used.

Website content

Our website team at Lakes Cycles 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. Lakes 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 www.lakes-cycles.com we will provide you with a full refund upon the return of the item.

Delivery Times

If your order is placed before 12pm on a week day and is in stock it will be dispatched on the day of ordering and arrive within 5 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 5 working days (provided it is in stock - see individual items for supplier lead times). 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 despatch. On despatch 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 dispatch all parts within the 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 is one is available. Lakes Cycles 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: 01539 267359

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 carefully, and if you see signs of damage write the word 'damaged' next to your signature – this is particularly important when signing for receipt of a bicycle.

Deliveries will be made via Interlink or Royal Mail depending 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.

Cyclescheme & Bike2Work

We are able to fulfil orders using these voucher schemes but the purchase value must be at full retail price to allow for the cycle scheme commission rates.

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 parties.  We will do our best to get all orders dispatched 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 dispatched. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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 1998).

Site Security

All credit and debit card payments both online and by telephone are processed through Sagepay who are one of the worlds leading online secure payment companies. Card details are handled solely by Sagepay, and are not stored or known to the Lakes Cycles website, nor available to Lakes Cycles personnel. Sagepay achieved the highest level of compliance under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI) and adhere to the most stringent levels of fraud screening, ensuring that customer's details remain secure throughout the transaction process. Ordering with Lakes Cycles is the most secure way to shop.


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 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.

If you have any questions please contact us via e mail at info@lakes-cycles.com or on 01539 267721

Lakes Cycles is part of Singletrack Distribution Ltd, Company Reg 09786531 VAT No: GB223910630