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Team Leisure talk cycling…

Our team of experts know a thing or two about how to organise a cycling holiday and, alongside making sure your holiday runs smoothly, love nothing more than exploring the world on two wheels! We caught up with Kay and Jess, to find out a little more about our pair of leisure cycling experts:

1.What do you love about cycling?
Kay: Cycling is an incredible way to explore new places and provides countless memorable experiences.
Jess: It’s perfect for getting out and about and soaking up some fresh air!

2. Which trips have taken your fancy in our range?
Kay: Our new (WARNING, sneak peek for 2017) Pisa to Florence and Berlin to Copenhagen tours sound great. City to city is best, with plenty of fun in-between.
Jess: Azure Ocean Ride or Lake Constance. I’ve just recently cycled along the Danube and loved pedalling beside a sparkling waterway.

3. What’s your favourite cake or post ride tipple?
Kay: I like crisps and a cold beer.
Jess: I’m partial to a chocolate brownie and a fruity cider.

4. Tell us 3 essential items on your travel packing list…

Kay: A scarf, a camera (phone) and a pair of padded leggings.
Jess: Suncream (I would burn in the North Pole), a hoody (for comfort on the plane) and some flip flops (because you’re going on a holiday after all!)

5. If you could cycle with someone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Kay: Probably my mum (she’s alive). I think it would be hilarious!
Jess: Louis Theroux. I enjoy a good debate so he’d keep me distracted up any hills with his stories from across the globe.

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Then VS. Now! The Skedaddle story so far…

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It was the snowstorm in Chile that did it…

It’s safe to say a lot has happened since our head honchos Paul and Andrew first became inspired to set up Saddle Skedaddle whilst exploring around South America by bike. With our 2017 dates and prices almost in sight, we thought we’d take a quick look at just how farSkedaddle has travelled since it’s humble beginnings:

THEN: No holidays in our range, just big dreams.
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NOW: With over 230 holidays exploring a whopping 32 countries we’re getting definitely getting close to world domination by bike! Prepare for an exciting 25 NEW trips in 2017…

THEN: Just Paul & Andrew manning the show… with a few less wrinkles! 
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NOW: Alongside two decades of experience under their belts, our head honchos are now joined by a team of over 100 cycling enthusiasts, based both in the UK and internationally, who are all dedicated to helping more of you explore the globe on two wheels.

THEN: Lots of ideas but no place to share with the world.
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NOW: Alongside 3 established bases in the UK (Our HQ office has its very own bike cafe, The Cycle HUB), Spain & Italy, we’ve also a cracking website providing plenty of inspiration to help you find your very own inspirational cycling journey too.

Strike the perfect pedalling pose…

We’re excited to launch our new events photo booth which will be touring the UK this season, stay tuned to find out where you can snap the perfect pedalling pose…

Ah, summer! It’s finally time to dust off those bikes and get out in the great British outdoors. Alongside BBQ’s, lazy summer days in the sun (we can hope…) and plenty of fantastic cycling opportunities across the UK, the warmer months also sees the start of the vibrant festival season and this year we’re even more excited to join in the festivities.

Ready, steady, snap…

Having been keeping our new event kit under wraps for weeks now, we’re very excited to reveal we will be unveiling a cycling-inspired photo booth at our events this summer. So, whether you want to capture yourself as the King or Queen of the mountains, immortalise your cycling victory forever by snapping a picture with our trophy or simply just want some festival fun with your cycling pals, you won’t want to miss the Saddle Skedaddle photo booth.

Where can you find us?

Can’t wait to have a go? Our Skedaddle photo booth can be found at the following events this summer:

Want a sneak peek?

We let our HQ team loose with our new event props recently (well we needed to test it out didn’t we…) to show you a behind-the-scenes preview of what you can expect from our photo booth:

phobo15Roadie Kerry comes out on top…

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Uk Operation coordinator Brad doesn’t beat about the bush…

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Mountain Biking consultant Ryan fancies himself the King of the mountains…

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Marketing manager Sam feeling rather sophisticated.

Share your snaps…

Feeling inspired? We’re encouraging all  those who take part in the photo booth over the summer to tag us in their photos via our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Hope to see you there!