What has been happening?
The end of a very good cycling season was helped by the driest weather I have ever known here in the UK, hopefully this will continue.
- It's not too early to start thinking about touring in 2019, bookings have already been coming in.
- I'm happy to report that changes are happening at XploreBritain including several updates to the website.
Seasonal Greetings from Richard (company owner).
May 2018: We would like to let you know how fantastic and thoroughly satisfied we were with this trip. The routes were fantastic, the accommodations were varied and suitable to our desires, the weather was AMAZING (which of course impacted the entire trip in a positive way), the bikes were perfect for the conditions, and your attention to detail and genuine care for our well being was outstanding. It was a great balance of good daily distances together with timely 2 night stays. You made us feel very important and valued customers/friends.
Anne and David Kennedy (Canada)
Again, we can't thank you enough for such a memorable and amazing trip! Your service and attention to details were outstanding. The routing was well paced and your lodging choices were spot-on! And, as far as timing was concerned, I initiated the request to you to pick the best time to tour, and it was your advise to select from the 2nd week of May to the 2nd week of June. Thanks! Again, spot-on! Mindy and Dave Ferrell Montana USA.
LED Lights Help Improve Safety on the Road for Cyclists
Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, share time with the family or run errands in a sustainable manner. However, staying safe while riding is an important concern because collisions and crashes do happen. This can negatively impact riders who, like pedestrians, are vulnerable while on the road.
One of the best ways to improve bike safety is to make use of LED technology. It has many applications that can help improve cyclist and bicycle visibility. Being seen by drivers and pedestrians while cycling can help to reduce accidents. Wearing LED clothing makes riders visible in low-light conditions such as dawn or dusk. Other ways LED can be used include fitting bicycles with front and rear LED lights. Also, street lights which are fitted with LEDs provide better illumination. Cyclists can also attach a helmet light to see better in the dark. Read how LEDs enhance safety for everyone on the road from cyclists and pedestrians to motorbike riders and motor vehicle drivers.
These are comments from recent clients.
Hi Richard, I just want to thank you for lending me a bike for the Ride the Night Charity Bike Ride. Your bike is brilliant! It is so comfortable, I couldn't believe it. Not only did it mean I completed the full 100kms, I actually enjoyed it! Here's a photo of me and my daughter completing the ride. Thank you so much for supporting this great cause. Our team raised nearly £2500!
Richard we were in Pitlochry overnight after two nights in Fort Augustus. If you had not recommend these places, we would not have had such a delightful and interesting experience during our final days in Scotland.
Thank you for all your help and suggestions. They were all greatly appreciated and made for a great trip to Great Britain.
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Nathaniel And Dave
Just thought I should write and thank you for the lovely holiday we had
cycling coast to coast. It was an experience that both Kay and I really
enjoyed, we found it an excellent break and a super way to visit the
countryside we passed through. We were both delighted with the interesting
places you found for us to stay and they were all lovely. We will be
recommending your services to our friends as it really made life easy for us
and all the more enjoyable. Please make sure you keep booking the same weather
that we had it was fine all week and made the whole trip that much easier.
Once again thank you and please pass on our thanks to the accommodations that
you used for our visit. I should also mention that the company did a
great job with the luggage transfers.
Steve and Kay, Nottingham, UK.