@ Drumlanrig Castle

Ph: 01848 330 080
e: rik@riksbikeshed.co.uk

Opening Hours

April (Easter holidays) to 30 June + September:

  • Monday – Friday: 11am-5pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10am-5pm

1 July – 31 August (Summer holidays):

  • Monday – Friday 11am-5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

October – March (Winter):
Weekends or by arrangement..

Any Other Times:
Contact Rik on 01848 330080, mobile 07722 828139 or email on mtbrik@aol.com  if you are interested in hiring over this period.

Bike Hire

Bikes are available to hire on-site, working on a first come, first serve basis.  (We do have LOTS of bikes!)

If bikes required outside of opening hours contact Rik on 01848 330080, mobile 07722 828139 or email on mtbrik@aol.com.


There is a well-equipped workshop at Rik’s Bike Shed, staffed by Cytec approved bike mechanics who can get you back on (or off!) the road. In addition to repairs, if your bike is in need of a little TLC, then Rik’s Bike Shed offers bronze, silver or gold service packages to get your trusty steed like new again. We can also arrange re-sprays. Whatever your cycling concern, we’re here to help and advise.


Rik’s Bike Shed has a selection of parts and accessories, along with cycling equipment and clothing for men, women and children. We stock a range of funky, casual t-shirts and books – great souvenirs to take home from Drumlanrig. You can also fuel up on the energy bars and drinks in stock.

If you’re looking for a new bike, we are happy to help and advise. We usually have second-hand bikes from the hire fleet or we can order a new bike to suit your needs.

World Class Bike Trails

Rik has been cycling for 35 years, and mountain biking for 17 of them. He has designed and built many of the trails on Drumlanrig estate, including the technical red and black routes. He has also worked on some of the best-loved bike trails around Scotland. Staff at the Bike Shed are happy to offer advice to new and experienced riders. We can help you find the best bikes and routes for you and give you maps to make sure you really enjoy your experience here at Drumlanrig.

After years of failing to teach our 9 year old son how to ride his bike, Rik got him from a stride bike to mountain biking on the tracks in 1 hour!! An absolute star ⭐️⭐️ There was no pressure and lots of fun games involved to build confidence. Made our holiday, thanks Rik

Lindsey Clark

19 April 2017

How to find Us..


Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway, DG3 4AQ.

By car

Rik’s Bike Shed is located at Drumlanrig Castle, situated just off the A76 (Dumfries to Kilmarnock road), 17 miles north of Dumfries, and is signposted from the M74 (J14 southbound) and A702 at Abington and Elvanfoot. Just an hour away from Glasgow.

Ph: 01848 330 080  |  e: rik@riksbikeshed.co.uk