Phil Bayton

bayton_phil I have known Phil Axe (Mallorcabikehire.com – proprietor) for many years, he was a formidable international rider. He is without question, in my view, still the best within his age category in the world. In his fifties he was still capable of producing top twenty placings in Premier Category races in the UK, A medalist in world veteran roads championships along with being British veterans road champion and a prolific winner In the hot bed in veterans races in Belgium. I have the up most respect for the way he can still ride now in his sixties. I have often done battle in veterans races with Phil and always come off second best. He was a hard rider to beat. Fully committed and always highly motivated. Phil has considerable knowledge of the cycle routes and roads in Mallorca and is a knowledgeable, experienced and likeable cycle tour guide. He has huge technical strengths and is always able to repair bicycles should they malfunction on rides. Phil is a superb wheel builder which is a huge asset when out on the roads should an incident occur. Phil can offer advice and guidance on all aspects of road cycling and his huge knowledge of the Mallorcan cycling scenes can only enhance the pleasure of riding in his company. Should you choose to use his services, you will not be disappointed. Phil Bayton Ex-professional cyclist 4th Olympic road race – 1972 1st Grand Prix de France 1st star trophy -1972 Winner of 64 professional races during a career – 1973-1987


Steve McCann and Judy Rees – Feb 2014 Phil and Simon go above and beyond to look after customers, and that along with the great bikes makes Mallorca Bike Hire a winner. For us mere cycle mortals, to get the attention, extra effort and advice for what was just a days hire, tells me I know where to come to next time. We had a great extra days on wheels thanks to the effort the guys were prepared to put in at short notice. Loved the bikes too (Bought one!). Delighted

Marc Etches
Club Secretary, Sheffrec Cycling Club
Organiser of the Sheffield Grand Prix
British Cycling Yorkshire Board Member
Having known Phil for over 20 years I’m in no doubt that his in-depth professional knowledge of the cycle trade will reflect in the service you’ll receive from Mallorca Bike Hire. The choice of bikes on offer are the best on the island and a perfect match for any level of rider. The fact that Pinarello and Cannondale bikes are available speaks volumes. Quality bikes at a competitive price which saves your pride and joy being damaged by heavy handed baggage handlers. I’ve spent many a mile exploring the lanes of Mallorca with Phil and no one knows the island better. If you want a ride that only the locals know then the organised ride package is ideal for a ride away from the tourists. There’s no reason not to use Mallorca Bike Hire.

Customer Reviews

On behalf of Chris & Rob Lynch many thanks for hiring them a couple of bikes. They said the bikes were superb and that they really enjoyed their cycling holiday in Port de Pollenca. The only trouble is that we can’t shut them up talking about the wonderful time they had!!!!!!!!  Best wishes for a great season. – Peter Dungworth, Sheffield

Just wanted to say thank you for supplying a great bike and a fab delivery and pick up service – will definatley use you again when next in Majorca. Many thanks – Gail Edmans


Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our weeks cycling in Mallorca. The bikes were fantastic and the service from Phil and Simon was great. – Mike Horn

I thoroughly enjoyed my few days out in Mallorca assisted greatly by the great bike and great service you provided. – Michael Beadel

A quick note to say thank you for the amazing bikes and service in Mallorca.  We had a great week (despite the Tuesday downpour!) and both of us rode over lots of Mallorcan cols!  The bikes were just great and ran like a dream and the rest of the crowd who were with us – there were 15 of us in total – all wished they had hired your bikes too!  We also managed to hire kids bikes from the Max Hurzeler shop at Hotel Club Pollentia.  They were the only place that did kids bikes and our 10 year old ended up with a 44cm sport bike which he loved.  Looks like we’re looking for a kids road bike for him now!  – Andrea Partridge

Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for taking care of our group last week. We all thoroughly enjoyed the cycling. – David Annand

As we missed you on the pick up last night thought I’d drop you a note to say how impressed we were with the bikes and the service. We all enjoyed riding them and everything worked as it should of. – Dan Phillips

I just wanted to say a big Thank You for the bikes. We had a cracking holiday with some great rides and the bikes were excellent. Thank you very much. – Iain Davidson

Just wanted to say how pleased we were with the bikes.
We had an amazing three days and will definitely be back.
Having such great bikes and service was the icing on the cake.
The new cleats were an added bonus!
Thanks again we will be in touch for the next trip! – Jacky Godfrey

Just a short email to thank you for everything. The bikes were brilliant and the service you provided was excellent. We’ll certainly use you next time we are in Mallorca and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to friends & fellow club members. – David New

Hi Phil, thanks for the great service and great bike . I will be highly recommending you to my cycling pals . Top service. Pleasure meeting you. If you have a Facebook page I will share it around. Hopefully see you again soon. – Neil Barrigan

Completed my second rental with Phil at Mallorca Bike Hire and with the fast, friendly, efficient and flexible service with quality bikes at great prices I will certainly be going back – Simon Quinn

Hi Phil. We hired 2 bikes from you a few weeks ago via Ianto. Didn’t get a chance to thank you. The Planet X bikes were superb – really comfortable and so well maintained. Will definitely recommend you to others for bike hire.- Gareth Killa

Sorry I missed you last night when you collected the bike. I hope everything was ok. Just wanted to say a big thank you, the bike was fantastic, well set up with great slick gear changes and smooth free rolling wheels. I had two days great cycling with my friends. I will certainly recommend you and come back to you if I need to hire a bike again on the island. – David Allen