Forthcoming tours and weekends
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 usually 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.
The Netherlands – along the River Waal
Friday 4th – Tuesday 8th May 2018
Starting at Nijmegen (recently voted bike city of the Netherlands) near the German border, we’ll follow the River Waal (the main downstream continuation of the Rhine) through the small towns of Gelderland province, the Biesbosch National Park, and on to the Delta and Rotterdam Port.
Ferry from Harwich to Hoek van Holland out over Friday night, train transfer one way to Nijmegen, return ferry for Tuesday morning. Hotel overnight stays at Tiel and Dordrecht.
Contact: Tom James 07714 662442.
There is also an optional three-day "pre-extension", crossing to Hoek van Holland on the night of Tuesday 1st May.
We will spend two days riding eastwards along the Oude Rijn, staying at Montfoort and Ede, before climbing to 100m in the Hooge Veluwe National Park en route to Arnhem. On Saturday morning we will use the new Rijnpaad Cycle Superhighway to join the "weekend only" riders in Nijmegen.
Contact for pre-extension: David Kurtz 07771 760660.
Hadrian's Wall and Northumberland
Monday 14th – Sunday 20th or Monday 21st May 2018
We start at Penrith on the edge of the Lake District National Park, with easy access by direct trains from London. After two days we reach the western end of Hadrian’s Wall in the Solway Firth Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The wall was for three centuries the north-western limit of the Roman Empire. It is Britain’s most impressive and important Roman monument and a UNESCO World Heritage site. More relaxed cycling on the third day with some time for sightseeing.
Finally three days heading north through the Northumberland National Park, with a chance to visit Lindisfarne (Holy Island) out in the North Sea across a tidal causeway. Arrive at Berwick-upon-Tweed on Sunday 20th May for evening trains to London (or stay overnight).
An optional three day tour extension to Edinburgh is envisaged, riding through the enthralling landscape of the Scottish Borders and visiting some of its interesting and attractive small towns.
Contact: Paul Krebs 07941 823664.