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Our Bike Tour Guides

WITH YOU AT EVERY TURN OF THE PEDAL

Renowned for their wealth of experience, great sense of humour and boundless enthusiasm, our guides are hard working and a credit to Active England.

Ian and Geraint have worked with us at Active England for many years. Friendly, local and passionate about cycling – for both, the opportunity to be a guide was the perfect fit.

Here we find out a little more about them.

What do you like most about your job?

G: I like meeting the people on the tours. Most are very interesting and out for a lot of fun.

I: It’s also great hearing their stories, learning about their lives and the places they come from.

Do you have a favourite stop on the tour?

I: I love the garden of the Lamb Inn in Burford, the atmosphere of Bath and the pasties from the bakery in Bourton-on-the-Water.

G: My favourite stop is Lower Slaughter. It is a beautiful little village that is the classic picture of the Cotswolds.

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What have been your most memorable moments from the tours so far?

I: The achievements of the kids who are more up for it than the grown ups. The laughs and banter with the guests over a beer in the Hotel gardens at the end of a long day.

G: A lady from San Francisco joined us and had been very quiet and was a little fussy over her food. On day 3 we were in Bourton-on-the-Water. She went off on her own for a look around. When she came back she announced that she would not be cycling for the rest of the day and would have a lift in the van. I was the driver that day and she had a complete character change and didn’t stop talking. All of sudden out of nowhere she announced that she was pregnant! She had tested herself whilst in Bourton. Fortunately, it was planned and was very happy. She got back in touch early the next year and confirmed she was a very happy mummy.

2017 will see some new additions to the tours, what are you most looking forward to about next season?

G: I think Windsor Castle will be an excellent ‘iconic’ addition to the tours. Learning its history is going to be really interesting.

I: New places and learning how to get the most out of them.

What makes an Active England bike tours so special?

G: We did lose a lady from Montana once. She missed a turn and carried on for six miles. Once we caught up with her she was very disappointed that she needed a lift back to the group. She hadn’t realised she was lost and was enjoying the ride and views!

I: I love all the laughs we have with the guests.

Our guides are with you from beginning to end – from making sure you select the right bike, to changing tyres, and offering lots of words of encouragement. They are local to the area with knowledge and experience that is second to none.

By providing you with their confidence and calm, you’ll be free to enjoy all the sights and sounds of glorious England. They’ll ensure you have a truly memorable tour and that all your needs are catered for.

Cotswolds Autumn Cycling -   Self-Guided Weekend 

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Cotswolds Autumn Cycling – Self-Guided Weekend

Cotswolds Villages Autumn Walking – Self-Guided Weekend

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Cotswolds Villages Autumn Walking – Self-Guided Weekend

Cotswolds Short Walks Autumn– SG Weekend

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Cotswolds Villages Autumn Walking – 4 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswolds Villages Autumn Walking – 4 Day Self-Guided

Cotswolds Short Walks  Autumn – 4 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswolds Short Walks Autumn – 4 Day Self-Guided

Walk The Ridgeway – 7 Day Self-Guided

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Walk The Ridgeway – 7 Day Self-Guided

Walk The Ridgeway – 7 Day Guided

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Walk The Ridgeway – 7 Day Guided

Walk The Cotswolds Way - 11 Day Self-Guided

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Walk The Cotswolds Way – 11 Day Self-Guided

Walk The Cotswolds Way – 11 Day Guided

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Walk The Cotswolds Way - 11 Day Guided

Cotswolds Villages Walking – 5 Day Guided

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Cotswolds Villages Walking – 5 Day Guided

Cotswold Villages Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswold Villages Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Guided

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Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Guided

Walk The Lake District - 9 Day Self-Guided

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Walk The Lake District - 9 Day Self-Guided

Walk The Lake District - 7 Day Self-Guided

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Walk The Lake District - 7 Day Self-Guided

Walk Coast to Coast – 14 to 18 Day Self-Guided

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Walk Coast to Coast – 14 to 18 Day Self-Guided

Lake District Adventure Holiday - 6 Day

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Lake District Multi Activity – 6 Day Adventure Holiday

Lake District Adventure Break - 4 Day

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Lake District Adventure Break- 4 Day 

Cycle Hadrian’s Wall – 3 Day Self-Guided

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Cycling Hadrian’s Wall - Self-Guided

Cycling Coast to Coast - 4 Day Self-Guided

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Cycling Coast to Coast - 4 Day Self-Guided

Cycle Coast to Coast - 3 Day Self-Guided

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Cycle Coast to Coast - 3 Day Self-Guided

Cotswolds Adventure Long Weekend - 3 Day

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Cotswolds Adventure Long Weekend - 3 Day

Cotswolds Adventure Holiday - 6 Day

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Cotswolds Adventure Holiday - 6 Day

Cotswolds Adventure Break - 4 Day

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Cotswolds Adventure Break - 4 Day 

Cornwall Adventure Holiday - 6 Day 

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Cornwall Adventure Holiday - 6 Day

Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

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Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

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Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

Cornwall Adventure Weekend– 4 Day

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Cornwall Adventure Weekend - 4 Day Active Weekend

Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

Cornwall Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cornwall Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

Make This Tour Your Own

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