Repair2ride would like to bring to your attention Simple cycle tours.
An exciting new venture offering low cost cycling breaks for the enthusiast.
Check out the following website www.simplecycletours.co.uk for more details of a weekend of riding in a friendly group with support. To include a stay in York and Whitby and the enjoyable opportunity to ride over the purple covered heather moors in the challenging North Yorkshire Moors on the 21st-23rd August 2015.
A new tour company is offering all inclusive road cycling tours without the hassle or steep price tag. Simple Cycle Tours take your bags at the start of the tour, put them in a support van and meet you at the end. Not only that, they handle all the accommodation and will be nearby should something go wrong and you need a helping hand.
The supported cycle tour is of course not unique, there are companies offering luxury tours in the Alps for upwards of £1200/week. However, the offering from Simple Cycle Tours embraces a more sociable and light-hearted atmosphere. By upping the numbers from around a dozen to fifty and providing shared accommodation in Youth Hostels, the price of a long weekend is amazingly kept to under £200. This even includes a high-quality tour jersey provided by Svelte Cycles – an exciting new cycling brand. With a barbecue on the Friday night, the tour gatherings allow plenty of opportunity to meet other riders.
The founder, John Wilson says, “For many road cyclists, there are two choices: travel in a loop from your start-point or carry minimal kit and endure odd looks when wearing sweaty lycra in the pub. We’re looking to bring the fun and adventure back into cycling and at the same time make road cycling more accessible”.
Simple Cycle Tours have their first tour from August 21st to 23rd, staying in York on the Friday and Whitby on the Saturday. While the organisers do the hard work, riders will be left to enjoy 199 miles of beautiful landscapes through the North York Moors and Yorkshire Wolds at www.simplecycletours .co.uk.
Repair2ride is pleased to announce the start of new bicycle maintenance
courses. The course can be adapted to suit an individual's needs.
There are many modules available depending on the individual or groups needs. Courses are a minimum of 2 hours long and can be booked for week days, weekends or evenings to suit.
Basic modules include:
More advanced modules include:
Following on from individual courses, we are also pleased to offer courses aimed at small groups of between 2-4 people.
In particular we would like to offer woman only courses, which can be adapted to suit all abilities and skill levels.
Please email or ring Craig for further details and prices.
*All tools and workstands are provided for use.
Beautiful Yorkshire scenery enhanced the wonderful three days of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire. The crowds came out en force to enjoy the spectacle of seeing top cyclists. Bradley Wiggins enjoyed the applause that greeted him and his new team Wiggins.
Sadly Ben Swift went out of the race on the first stage after a nasty fall and we wish him a speedy recovery.
The tour took in the beautiful North Yorkshire moors, by, it was chilly up on the moors! The coastline towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington sparkled in the sunshine, not forgetting the wonderful Robin Hood's Bay.
Beverley looked very colourful, and huge crowds welcomed the riders on the second stage.
I took in the Cote de Newbald along with many other keen cyclists who whooped and cheered as the riders rode the climb.
So riders, dust down those wheels, get the lycra on and hit the road!
Enjoy the wind in your face!
I am the company founder and a very keen cyclist who has enjoyed cycling since the first day I sat on my first bike. What I love about cycling is the freedom and chance to go places under your own steam. Plus, it keeps you fit and helps to save money on fuel too!