Seventeen seasoned cyclist of varied ability set out to conquer the Pyrenees. Biarritz to Perpignan in 5 days, 424 miles and 49,000ft of climbing – it was a real challenge for the riders but a huge challenge and responsibility for Mark too. His support was epic, his stories the stuff of legend and the man can cycle a bit too! Humour, patience, camaraderie and his shaved legs combine with a real understanding of what it takes to safely manage a cycling tour whilst enabling those involved to give their best and learn from him and the experience generally. An amazing trip and we raised £19,000 for 3 worthy charities. What more could you want – highly recommended.
I’ve ridden with Mark for about 8 years – as well as being super-fit, he is what I call a ‘no-nonsense’ rider; come rain or shine, uphill or down, he just gets the miles done, no dramas. Wherever he rides he seeks out the best routes – he knows The Chilterns and surrounding areas like the back of his hand. He takes his riding serious but always retains a sense of humour and is a lot of fun at the coffee stop – but watch out he doesn’t steal your cake!
I have known Mark for 15 years approximately and we have ridden together often also doing a trip to ride the Milan-San Remo event.
Mark is a great guy and very knowledgeable about the passion of cycling.
I thoroughly recommended Mark to be your first choice for your event wherever it may be to organise and support you.
I have ridden with Mark for over 10 years. In the UK and Europe. Over that time he has always been impeccably turned out on his bike. Immaculate matching kit and spotless well maintained bikes. Mark knows all the roads in the local Chiltern hills and often leads us to climbs we didn’t even know existed. Mark tells me he rides 250 miles a week and I can well believe that is true, given his fitness level and dedication to the sport above all else. He is one of the most organised and thoughtful people I have ever met, never riding off the front of a bunch, always handy if there is a mechanical problem, the first to get the coffee and cakes in and always inclusive when organising rides and trips. Mark is a natural leader yet still a “people person” and I would recommend anyone to try his services.