Welcome to Broomwagon Cycle Tours! I’m Mark Griffiths, the owner and operator of the company.
For over 30 years I was a Golf Professional and full-time coach, a career that I thoroughly enjoyed. Cycling has been a passion of mine for many years and it’s brought me so much fun and enjoyment. So a couple of years ago I decided to follow my love of cycling and set up Broomwagon.
Having started as a mountain biker riding Swinley Forest and The Lookout with friends 30 years ago, I then fell in love with riding in The Chilterns. I also started spinning classes in the gym and these combined sparked my love affair with a road bike. Luckily I’ve ridden almost every little lane and road in The Chilterns, avoiding the traffic around Henley and Marlow anddiscovering wonderfully picturesque villages such as Freith, Fingest and Turville in the Hambleden valley. I’ve created somebeautiful routes which take in some of the places made famous by TV programmes such as The Vicar Of Dibley and films like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Goodnight Mr.Tom. You too could join me by bike or e-bike and ride any of these roads.
Whilst cycling in Europe, I’ve discovered the magic and majesty of the mountains. In France, the Pyrénées and the iconic Alps are very different but both have something special to offer cyclists. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of conquering a mighty col before lunch! More recently I’ve spent time getting to know some of the quieter, less travelled roads in southern Spain and I can’t wait to show you around.
Nutrition is really important when it comes to cycling and multi-day rides in particular. It’s something that’s interested me a lot over the years and I’ve now become a qualified sports nutritionist so can provide you with advice on and off the bike during your trip.
So why chose me?
I bring the fun! I believe my experience can help to provide you with the knowledge to help you have fun whilst cycling any of our routes.
I take the stress out of your trip by picking you up in my VW transporter van along with your bikes and bags.
I enhance your trip experience. I plan the routes using my years of experience and local knowledge, so I can show you some lovely hidden gems along the way.
My familiarity with the destinations and my expert planning skills allow me to run each trip smoothly and efficiently.
Nothing is too much trouble. I’ll be there when you need me with that spare tube and a track pump, or a well-earned homemade flapjack.
I can provide nutritional advice on and off the bike during the trip to make sure you’re well fuelled and fully able to enjoy each day’s riding.
Because Broomwagon is a small company, I have the flexibility to cater every trip to each group’s needs and abilities.
You may have iconic rides on your bucket list, such as the one day classics of climbs like Alpe d’Huez or Passo Giau. I can make those trips happen for you.
Get in Touch!
I hope this tells you a little about me. In a nutshell I can support you as a guide or be in the Broomwagon as a backup. Whatever you need to make your next cycling trip a memorable one.
Whatever your trip, give me a call or drop me an email and we can discuss the itinerary over a coffee or two. I look forward to looking after you on your special trip.