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All About Us

Why book with us?

With 20 years’ experience under our wheels, our holiday range has grown from a humble 2 trips to over 230, making us the largest independent cycling holiday specialists in the UK. With holidays for all types of cyclists, there’s a little something to suit everybody, so no need to worry about feeling left out.

Whilst we may have a few extra wrinkles now, we’d like to think we’re also that little bit wiser too, and really know what it takes to make a great cycling trip. On average our customers rate us 4.43 out of 5 and with 96% saying they would re-book with us, it seems folks can’t get enough of our holidays either! So, what are you waiting for? Time to join in the two wheeled fun…

20 years young

Hell’s teeth…time certainly flies when you’re having fun! It’s hard to believe it was 20 years since we first started Saddle Skedaddle and since 1995, a lot has changed.  With the arrival of a big birthday (alongside plenty of cake gorging too…) it’s safe to say we’ve been feeling a little nostalgic. What better time then, to reminisce over years gone by and see how far we’ve come since ‘back in the day.’ But hey, one things for sure, we’re still utterly convinced that cycling is the best way to travel and explore…

How it all began

It was the snow-storm in Chile that did it. 20 years ago, head honchos Paul and Andrew packed their bags and headed off to South America embarking on a year-long cycling trip in one of the world’s most impressive natural destinations. Having enjoyed an array of incredible experiences, it’s safe to say they were having the time of their lives and didn’t want the fun to end! Utterly convinced that cycling was (and still is!) the best way to travel and explore, they began to dream one night as they sat high in the Chilean Altiplano, waiting for a snowstorm to pass. From here they conceived a company that could offer others the same opportunity they had experienced and the wheels for Saddle Skedaddle were set in motion…

Our Partners

Over the years we’ve built up a network of companies to help us along the way. In addition to our HQ in Newcastle upon Tyne we also have bases in Italy (Skedaddle Italia) and Spain (Skedaddle Espana), helping to bring more specialist local expertise in some of our most popular biking destinations.

As well as our overseas partners, we also work with companies in the UK, who share our vision and passion for two wheeled adventures:

HF Holidays – Founded in 1903, HF Holidays have over 100 years’ experience organising outdoor holidays.

Sustrans – the UK’s leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public for more of the journeys made every day.

Social Skedaddle

Fun, informative, occasionally a little off-the-wall and sometimes side-splittingly funny (#discuss)…you can socialise with us online via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A great way to keep up-to-date with all things Skedaddle!