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Richard Morris trading as Xplore Britain Cycling operates as a sole trader in the United Kingdom.

The owner of Xplore Britain Cycling, Richard Morris, has a wide experience of cycling in Great Britain. I started working with Explore Britain Walking Tours before setting up my own Cycle Tour Company. I now offer inn-to-inn, self-guided cycling and biking tours via my xplorebritain.com website started in 2007.

I live in County Durham in Northern England. The winter months are spent preparing special tours for our returning clients also working on new tour ideas.

I continue to offer my personal knowledge of the beautiful countryside of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales and to advise the best options for independent travel self guided tours. I am able to "tailor" any of the bike or cycle tours and holidays to suit your requirements; in terms of days, mileage cycled, hotel or B&B category or location.

I aim to work as quickly and as efficiently as possibly to make the booking experience as pleasurable as the holidays themselves. I aim to be flexible and accommodating to your needs. If you want something slightly different than that which is listed in the website, I CAN offer it. I aim to make a dream holiday a reality.

We would like to thank Visit England and Visit Scotland for the use of some of the pictures on our web site. These images have been taken by various photographers Tony Cobley, Diana Jarvis, Roger Clegg, Paul Close, Luke Rodgers, Jim Marks, Iain Lewis, Craig Fast

Xplore Britain attempt to recycle as much of our business waste for charity as possible. Our printer cartridges support Butterwick Hospice Bishop Auckland. If you belong to a charity and wish to gain from recycling waste, contact The Mobile Phone Recycling Appeal for mobile phones and printer cartridges.

If you are requiring a taxi or chauffeur driven car for touring in the Bristol, Bath and Cotswold area then please try SILVERLINE CARS. You will find Mike Worley very accommodating to your needs.

We find John Sevier of FIRST CLASS TRAVEL OF GROVE, very accommodating to our company's requests for taxi collection, chauffeur driven tours and luggage transfers in the Oxford, Wantage and Didcot areas. He also specializes in transfers to and from all of the major air and sea ports in the UK, Midlands and South of England and so can provide the ideal start or end to your tour, if you are flying or sailing.

For some delightful places to stay in County Durham in northern England we use DURHAM FARM COTTAGES, especially on our coast to coast bike tour.

Roger Beck of the Yorkshire Dales operates an excellent fly-fishing company near York. He provides guided access to these rivers and more importantly, provides top class instruction in the methods required to become a successful angler on these and other rain-fed rivers. You will find his website at BECK FISHER SCHOOL OF FLY FISHING.

Steve Yeomans of Midlands Fly Fishing Guides offers qualified fly fishing instruction and guided fishing days on lakes and rivers of the Cotswolds and Peak District.

Anthony Williams from Leicestershire operates an excellent fly-fishing school near Lutterworth. He provides guided access to stillwaters some of the best trout fishing in the country. Provides first class instruction in the methods required to become a successful angler on these large stillwaters. Runs range of beginners and improver course to suit the anglers needs. You will find his website at the FLY FISHING ACADEMY.

 

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Bob Mizen of South Wales is our first choice for those who would like to travel from Bristol or London, directly to our tours in Pembrokeshire and the Brecon Beacons. You will find their website at SOUTH WALES CHAUFFEUR. They can also meet you at the end of the Offa's Dyke Walk tour and take you to London or Bristol.

Our very first cycling tour website was created by JARED SMITH, who worked with us as a student to provide an excellent website using, what was for then, the new concept of a database driven site. He continues to do freelance work, as always making the forefront of technology accesible to all. Thanks Jared!

This website was initially produced by EDWARD ROBERTSON. Set up in 1996, they provide creative web design solutions for national and regional companies, the emphasis being on getting the right response from the correct audience. We have been pleased with their projects for us, which met our objectives and exceeded our expectations, and they speak in plain English.

I am happy to recommend the Guided programme tours offered by Luxury Tours of Ireland by My Ireland Tour. They have taken great pride in creating the finest tours of Ireland for the past 26 years. Using local knowledge and huge collective experience, they craft some of the finest and most affordable Tours Ireland has to offer.

We have used Valley Taxis of Corfe Castle to transfer our luggage along the Dorset Coast Path in the Pubeck Hills. Valley Taxis is a family run business set in the picturesque town of Corfe Castle, which is right in the heart of The Isle Of Purbeck. At present we have available 4, 6 and 8 seater taxis and further taxis will soon be joining the fleet. Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth are local pick-ups for them.

We recommend the use of car sharing if you have regular journeys to and from work, or looking for cycling or cycling buddies. The website Liftshare Solutions encourages: cycling, cycling, and efficient car and taxi use and better use of community and public transport. Liftshare solutions are: Affordable, proven, successful and easy to implement. Liftshare solutions help: Reduce congestion, improve air quality, improve accessibility and improve road safety.

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I work at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel as General Manager and as such I 
understand customer service and the need for a worry free vacation. 
 
In 2006 My wife and I decided on a cycling vacation in England. We researched the 
trip we wanted to take (which ended up being the C2C route from Whitehaven to 
Newcastle) After numerous hours researching tour companies we found Xplore 
Britain and Richard Morris online.
 
We chose Xplore Britain over others because the Tours that Richard sets up are totally 
flexible regarding departure times and daily distance and that allowed us to create our 
own cycling vacation with guidance from Richard using his knowledge and 
experience. Although we actually never met Richard until the last day through email 
and phone contact he created a high level of trust. The accommodations he selected 
were excellent, baggage movement from location to location was never an issue In 
addition we chose not to bring our own bikes and relied on Richard to select the 
appropriate bike for the trip again he didn't let us down The vacation as it turned out 
was outstanding The value that Richard gave us made using him and his company 
an easy decision when we started to plan this year cycling vacation. This trip will be 
this June when we cycle the Coast to Castle route.
 
I have planned and executed several cycle trips for myself and for friends (in and 
around Vancouver) and know the details that must go into the planning process, such 
as Transportation, accommodations, luggage transfers, breakdowns etc. At first I had 
though that through my previous knowledge of England and the use of guide books 
etc that I could plan the UK trip on my own. I was very happy with the decision to hire 
Richard as it provided us with a worry and stress free vacation all we had to do was 
cycle and enjoy the scenery.
 
Francis, Victoria BC, Canada.

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Francis
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