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review 11 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

There were so many memorable times. The variety and beauty of our wonderful country was a continuing delight. The views and feeling of achievement after climbing the Cross of Greet, The Lecht, The Forest of Bowland, Glenshee and many other hills were unforgettable. In contrast the feeling of freedom freewheeling down from these heights was wonderful. But apart from the actual cycling the camaraderie and mutual support which grew in the group and with our leaders, Nick and Ken, made the challenge so much easier and enjoyable.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make sure that you have done sufficient training on a bike beforehand. Thinking you are fit because you go to the gym regularly may not be enough. Do not be put off by thinking that the group will be full of "boy racers". It won't be. Don't think you'll be too old - I'm 69. Make sure your bike has been checked and serviced properly before you start. Fit good tyres to help avoid punctures. Don't take lots of luggage - you won't need it and it doesn't help the support team. Be prepared to eat lots of surgary and carbs foods to keep those energy levels up!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Cycling itself has a small environmental impact, of course. We used local hotels, cafes and restaurants. Some small establishments were delighted to see a group of ten hungry cyclists descend on them.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A fantastic experience. Something every cyclist should aim to do. The support and advice from Nick Mitchell and Ken Woodhouse from Pedal Nation could not be better. They were very professional but also great fun. Perfect.

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