Shetland is a brilliant place to ride a bike. Yes, there may be a fair few hills, but the roads are in great condition and have much less traffic than you'd find on the Scottish mainland. As well as being a great form of exercise, cycling is a great mood booster too, and, with the right equipment, can be one of the most energising ways to explore the islands.
Shetland has a few different bike hire options, catering for a range of age groups and abilities.
Shetland Community Bike Project based in Commercial Road, Lerwick, hires bikes out at £13 per day with a £20 deposit, or £70 per week with a £20 deposit. To hire a Volt Burlington electric bike (great for those Shetland hills!), it's £30 per day and £180 per week with a £50 deposit. It is open weekdays from 9am-4pm and Saturday 9am-12pm.
From Lerwick, you can take the short ferry journey across to the unspoiled island of Bressay, and enjoy some spectacular views back across to the town. Or you can travel west to the village of Scalloway or south to the village of Gulberwick. All are within a few miles reach of the town centre and make for a great day out.