Welcome to Broomwagon Cycle tours and thank you for looking.
I have been a Golf Professional and full-time coach for thirty plus years, it was my number one passion.
Yet now I’ve decided to follow my love of cycling as I’ve had so much fun and enjoyment riding bike over the years.
My story so far, having started up as a mountain biker riding Swinley Forest and The Lookout with friends followed by The Chilterns, at least 30 years ago. I then started Spinning classes in the gym, and this sparked my love affair on a road bike. Luckily I’ve ridden almost every little lane and road in The Chilterns, avoiding the traffic around Henley & Marlow. Discovering the wonderful picturesque villages such as Freith, Fingest & Turville in the Hambleden valley. Famous for many TV programmes such as The Vicar Of Dibley, films like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with stunning views from the windmill, and Goodnight Mr.Tom. You could ride any of these roads…….
Therefore having the knowledge and experience on every viable route possible.
So why chose me? Perhaps start with a one day ride on your road or mountain bike, or a weekend cycling in The Chilterns staying in a lovely lodge with Hot Tubs and a great hearty meal. Maybe a glass of wine or a pint from a local brewery. I can pick you up in my VW transporter van along with your bikes and bags. Ride planned routes, and lead the day or be a back up from my van. Nothing is too much trouble, I’ll be there with that spare tube, or a tweak of the gears and a track pump or a well earned homemade flapjack.
Along the route, I like to think I know every coffee shop serving some great homemade cakes etc……. Believe me, there are some lovely hidden gems.
If you’d like to go further afield, then I have experience with short trips like the one-day classics like Milano San Remo. Longer trips to follow and cycle the Cols the Professionals ride in all The Grand Tours in France, Italy and Spain. The Alps and The Pyrenees are amazing. You may have iconic rides on your bucket list, such as Alp d’huez or Passo Giau.
I can make it happen, whatever your trip give me a call/email and we can discuss the itinerary over a coffee or two.
I look forward to looking after your special trip.
So what kind of cyclist is Mark? Well he rides both ways; that is road or off road mountain bike. Swell as being very competitive to say the least, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t like the chill & talk rides either. I’ve ridden many Sportives both in the UK and Europe. The Welsh Etape: North Wales Etape: The Dragon ride: The Chiltern 100: Princess Risborough: Blenheim Palace: The Maratona Dolomites x 3: Milan to San Remo (just like the pro’s): Various routes following the Tour De France Stages (Alpe D’Huez): Picardie France: Numerous training weeks in Majorca: Plus awesome trips to Colorado and the famous Moab slick road trails on the mountain bike.
I hope this tells you a little about Mark, In a Nutshell I can be as supportive as a guide or in the Broomwagon as a backup. Happy Cycling.