Bicycle hire release agreement

Terms and conditions

I accept the bicycle described on the online booking page, which has been lent to me for use as a hire bicycle in return for a fee. I agree to use it strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. I accept full responsibility for its care and proper use. I have made no misrepresentation on the online booking form or otherwise regarding my weight, age, health, fitness or cycling experience. I have received satisfactory answers to all my questions regarding the use and function of this bicycle, including, without limitation, the pedal system and quick release mechanisms. If at any time I feel the bicycle is not functioning properly, I will stop using it and will return it to The Cyclery Fyshwick for inspection and for any needed repairs or adjustments.

I understand that all booking fees and charges once paid in-full are final and that if I should cancel my booking within 24 hours of the start date or in the event of a ‘no-show’ it is entirely at Freedom Wheels’ (The Cyclery’s) discretion whether to issue a refund or not. I accept that Freedom Wheels (The Cyclery) is not responsible for late cancellation or late arrival and therefore forfeiture of the booking fee in it’s entirety or a percentage thereof may apply.

I understand and accept that a credit card pre-authorisation of $1,000 (one thousand AU dollars) per bike will be processed on my card at the time of picking up the bike(s). I accept that any damage caused by my riding will need to be covered by me, this may be deducted from the pre-authorisation amount. In the event of theft or major damage I may be required to pay the full wholesale amount for the bike I have hired (optional insurance is available at an extra charge to cover theft or damage over and above the $1,000 pre-authorisation).

I understand and am aware that cycling is a hazardous activity, involving inherent and other risks of personal injury or even death. I further understand that injuries in this activity are a common and ordinary occurrence. I freely and knowingly accept and assume these risks. I understand and have been instructed in the proper use of this bicycle. I have been advised that as a condition of this bicycle being lent to me, I must wear a bicycle helmet at all times while riding it and agree to do so. I also understand that bicycles are subject to all laws and rules of the road and I agree to abide by them whenever riding on public roadways.

I hereby RELEASE Freedom Wheels PL,  (The Cyclery Fyshwick), sponsors of any event, distributors, and their representatives and the employees, agents and representatives of each from any and all liability for theft, personal injuries or death, or for any property damages resulting from any and all liability for personal injuries or death, or for any property damages resulting from negligence in the selection, installation, maintenance, adjustment and use of this equipment. I AGREE NOT TO MAKE ANY CLAIM AGAINST, OR SUE, Freedom Wheels PL., THE DEALER, THEIR EMPLOYEES, OWNERS, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES RELATING TO CYCLING AND/OR USE OF THIS BICYCLE.

I hereby agree to and accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement. There are NO WARRANTIES, express or implied, which extend beyond the description of the bicycle listed above and I accept the loan of this bicycle “AS IS.”

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT and fully understand the release of liability provisions it contains. I am aware that this is a release of liability in consideration of this bicycle being lent to me, and I accept the terms of my own free will.