As well as doing regular trips around North Yorkshire we occasionally venture further afield and tackle much longer routes sometimes over several days or even weeks.
At the beginning of June 2023 we began our Sierra Nevada Tour , starting in Granada and then heading down to the coast at Almunecar. We then headed back into the mountains at Alhama before finishing in Malaga.
At the end of June 2022 we began our Balkans Tour ,starting in Slovenia and then crossing into Croatia with a brief sojourn into Bosnia. It was a hot one!
At the end of June 2019 we returned to Bourg d’Oisans, one of our all time favourite locations! The highlight of this years’ trip was taking on the legendary La Marmotte. La Marmotte is one of the oldest sportives in cycling and is the ultimate cycling test.
At the beginning of June 2018 we went to Corsica. We started and finished in Bastia making a circular route around the northern half of the island taking in, Porto, Ajaccio, Corte, L’lle Rousse, and Cap Course. We tackled some tough climbs over the central mountains as well as tracking along the beautiful scenic coastal roads.
At the end of June 2017 we went to the Dolomites in Italy. We started by staying for 3 days in the ski resort of Arabba for some tough local climbs and then upped sticks and headed for Venice via Aurunzo, Ovaro and Treviso.
We went to see the Tour de France on the epic leg to the summit of Mont Ventoux. Then to Girona in Spain for five days of riding in the beautiful area of Catalonia.
In May 2016 three of us went back to Puerto Pollenca in Majorca for some early season training.
We began the year’s trip at at Cambo-les-Baines in France then travelled all the way to Barcelona in Spain taking in many of the famous climbs of the tour de France on our Haute Route Pyrenees tour.
In June 2014 we were based in Bormio, Italy to tackle some of the climbs made famous by the Giro d’Italia for the Italian Job Tour.
In October 2013 a small group headed to Puerto Pollenca in Majorca for some winter training.
In June 2013 we tackled the famous GR5 or Grand Traverse des Alpes. This is the full length of the French Alps starting from Geneva in Switzerland to Nice in the South of France.
At the end of June 2012 we are headed to the French Alps basing ourseleves at Bourg d’Oisans which lies at the foot of the famous L’Alpe d’Huez.
At the end of June 2011 we headed for the South of France for that year’s bike trek, Le Tour 2011.