Cycling in Sri Lanka.

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Cycling in Sri Lanka can be carried on left hand riding on the public roads. Lot of visiting Tourists consider this as a good exercise when the sun is shining bright. Mostly USA, Canadians, German and Netherland tourists prefer to tour Sri Lanka on bicycles. If you want to ride in the night times, your Bicycle must have head lamp, tail light and bright reflector stones on it. In Srilanka you can enjoy all kinds of cycling activities round the year. There is no limit for having fun with bicycles in Sri Lanka. If you have enough power you can climb on mountains through the roads with the help of the mountain bike easily. If you have power to control, then go on descending from mountains that are with good roads. Ride along the sandy beaches or pass through small streams. Try the muddy water roads. All these are available here in Sri Lanka. If you are one those riders who want to ride on carbon steel racing bikes, get one for rent go on the straight roads at full speed. Most of the Colombo bound roads are marked clearly while some of the wide roads have marked with cycling lanes. Lot of tourists used to ride from Colombo up to Galle on rented bicycles in group. While some take the paths to Jaffna from Colombo. There used to be cycling races for standard bicycles and Racing bicycles that are called as Tour De Lanka. Large sum of money is given as prize money for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in these races. Most of the bicycle renting shops in Sri Lanka offer Racing models with gear shifting facility, Standard Bicycles without gear shifting facility and Touring Bicycles with side saddle bag carriers on them. Also you can request them to provide with large flash lights and with flashing LED Lights on them.

It is better to use bicycle in Sri Lanka in this year 2022, as the fuel price had gone up and there is shortage of fuel too. In remote areas people are queuing at petrol stations. So the visiting tourists can book bicycles online before their arrival to Sri Lanka.

There are two options for you to get a bicycle here.
1. Buy a brand new bicycle. (Can dispose it for less price, when you are leaving Sri Lanka.) Popular Bicycle Brand in Sri Lanka - Lumala.
2. Rent a perfect bicycle with head light, reflector stones and tail light. (All the bicycles running in the night time must observe this lighting).

Available Types of Bicycles in Sri Lanka.

  1. Standard bicycles.(With or without changeable gears)
  2. Mountain bikes.
  3. Sports Bicycles (Racing with gears)
  4. Ladies cycles.
  5. Children cycles. ( Can attach rider support wheels.)
  6. Tourist Backpack Bicycles.(On rear, both sides have bag carriers)

Bicycle Rental in Sri Lanka..

Professional bicycle rent service is provided by many companies in Sri Lanka.
Smartphone holders too are available for rent, for recording your ride with your Smartphone.
Some bicycles are coming with specially fitted bright head lamps and flasher lights in the rear sector.

What the Sri Lanka law requires from the cyclist?

  • When riding in the night, rider must have head lamp on and reflector stones in the rear.
  • Always use the left lane and respect all the traffic rules, road signs, one way boards and traffic signal.
  • Never ride on the one way streets. If happened to violate, you will end up in local courts.
  • Don't use mobile phones while riding cycles.

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Cycle Repair Shops.

There is lot of cycle repair shops available throughout Sri Lanka, mostly in the villages. Most of the shops provide hand pumps and compressed air cylinder. They provide repair works and patching tube punctures. Usually they used to hoist old cycle tyre outside of their shops, for you to locate them from distance.

Bicycle Riding Parks.

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Sri Lanka Government had made plenty of cycling and walking parks. It is free to use them. Normally they open in the mornings around 06:00 Am and used to close around 10:00PM. The Weras Ganga Park (Weras Ganga Bellanwila Recreation Park) is a public park located in Bellanwila area, next to the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Nearly 2.5 Km cycling path is available around the water edge.
Nearby places you can rent out bicycles at hourly rate.

Victoria Park (Front of Colombo Municipal Council).
This is a British era park in the center of the town.
Here you can rent bicycles on hourly rate and can ride in the selected cycling routes within the park limit.

In these parks Bicycles are are available on hourly rate for rent. Adults and children bikes are available in large numbers.

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