Spring and Summer tours in 2017
For full information please contact the leader of the tour directly. Please register your interest early as this helps the leader to plan the tour and to secure your place.
Tours are generally suitable for two-star level riders (see the essentials page for our ride levels). Acceptance onto tours is subject to places being available and is at the discretion of the leader. Tours will require a deposit to confirm your place.
We are hoping to be able to offer one or more tours at an easier pace suitable for riders at one-star level – if you can help please get in touch with Paul Krebs 07941 823664.
Monday 3rd – Friday 7th April 2017
Starting from Peterborough or Kings Lynn offering easy access by train. Expecting to visit the county of Rutland and beyond.
North Holland's historic villages by the shores of the Markemeer
Friday evening 28th April – Tuesday morning 2nd May 2017
Three days of cycling north along the coast to Haarlem then a loop through the countryside of North Holland to the historic villages by the shores of the Markemeer. Catching a train part way back. Overnight boat from Harwich to Hoek van Holland on Friday, return in time for work on Tuesday. No hills, segregated high quality cycle routes and quiet roads throughout.
This tour is now fully booked.
Contact: Tom James 07714 662442.
Pre-extension to North Holland tour via Dunkerque
Tuesday 25th April – Friday 28th April 2017
Taking the day-time ferry from Dover to Dunkerque for three full days cycling covering 300km north along the coast to Hoek van Holland where we will stay on Friday night before meeting the rest of the group off the boat on Saturday morning. The route is very suitable for recumbents.
This tour is now fully booked.
Contact: David Kurtz 07771 760660.
Lochs and Glens
Monday 15th May – Monday 22nd May 2017
Following Sustrans Route 7 from Glasgow through the Scottish Highlands to Inverness. Riding through two spectacular areas, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and Cairngorms National Park, extending over the UK's largest mountain range, with its ancient pine forests.
Contact: Paul Krebs 07941 823664.
Suffolk coast and lanes
Friday 26th May – Tuesday 30th May 2017
Staying in Blaxhall youth hostel, we will explore the quiet lanes, estuaries and coastal towns of eastern Suffolk.
Four nights at Blaxhall, five days cycling for those able to travel out Friday morning, but Blaxhall is also accessible by train after work on Friday if necessary. Note that due to ongoing Crossrail engineering works, it will not be possible to return to London by train on the Monday.
Accommodation cost for the four nights £87, in two four-bed dormitories. Optional breakfast £5.75 per day. £30 deposit to secure a place, please.
Contact: Christine Johnson 07971 294523.
Saturday 27th May – Saturday 3rd June 2017
Arriving in Budapest on Saturday 27th May, the tour leaves on the Sunday and returns to Budapest the following Saturday 3rd June. We will be cycling to the NE region of Hungary, which are the wine and spa areas; Eger and Miskolc. We will be visiting and staying in the World Heritage Site village of Hollókő.
There is the opportunity to arrive a day or two earlier to see Budapest. We will be averaging 80km a day with a rest day at Miskolc.
Brevet de Randonneur des Alpes
Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 23rd July 2017
Trip to Grenoble in the French Alps culminating with riding the 49th edition of the BRA, a 240 km audax with 4000-5000m of climbing over four high cols – Croix de Fer, Mollard, Télégraphe, Galibier. Choice to ride the event over either one or two days.
Those who express interest now will have an opportunity to help shape the trip!
Expressions of interest to: David Kurtz 07771 760660.