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Skedaddle Twaddle Around the World

Explore vibrant Vietnam on two wheels

Head to the very heart of South East Asia and take a two-wheeled tour of vibrant Vietnam! Our journey takes you from the South to the North on a journey of incredible contrasts, from bustling cities to stunning coastline. En route you’ll encounter…

1. Ho Chi Minh City
Still known locally as Saigon, this is the starting point of your adventure and offers a great introduction to the country – perfect for finding your feet and discovering a bit more about Vietnam’s complex history.2. Dalat
Positioned in the foothills of the central highlands and surrounded by farms and tropical scenery, your rides in and out of the town will give you the chance to head off the tourist trail in search of a more rural pace of life.3. Hoi An
Listed as a UNESCO site, the old town is famed for its traditional vibes and is a delight to behold! We’ve arranged a free day here so you can fully immerse yourself in its atmospheric charms.

4. Hue
Straddling the ‘perfume river’, the former capital of Vietnam is studded with imperial treasures that provide a fascinating insight into its rich, dynastic past. You’ll enjoy many of the highlights on a specially designed city tour…by bike!

5. Hanoi
The final stop on your Vietnam itinerary is one of the country’s most charming cities! Hanoi’s mix of colonial architecture and eclectic energy really has to be seen to be believed. The perfect end to a spellbinding adventure…

Are you ready for an adventure in Vietnam? Click here for further information about our Mountains and Coast adventure.

Journeys of Iconic Proportions in 2018

Challenging yourself has never looked, felt or tasted so good! On an Iconic Journey, you experience so many miles beneath your wheels and so many more moments to treasure for forever, as every day transforms into another thrilling cycling experience.

Hurry, saddles filling fast in 2018…

The Great British Classic: Land’s End to John O’Groats, UK
Duration: 12, 16 or 22 Days | Trips: May, Jun, Aug & Sep 

The ultimate road cycling tour in the UK is something every road cyclist should complete. You’ll journey 1,000 miles through three countries, on a route that winds its way along lesser-visited roads. Look forward to eating up the miles as well as our legendary lunchtime picnics.

Basque Country to Andalucia: Del Norte al Sur, Spain
Duration: 16 days | Trips: May, Jun & Sep

Be seduced by the ever-changing geography, flavours and culture of Spain. You’ll ride through no less than 14 natural parks as well as beautiful towns like San Sebastian and Ronda. The stunning hotels, al fresco lunches and fun-loving locals make this a holiday you’ll never forget.

A Cycling Pilgrimage: St Malo to Nice, France 
Duration: 12, 15 or 20 days | Trips: May, Jun, Jul, Aug & Sep 

One of our most popular iconic journeys offers you your very own Tour de France experience. Cycle ‘Channel to Med’ for your chance to soak up all of the beauty France has on offer. You’ll discover its true heart en route to Provence, all washed down with world-renowned wines.

Do Something Iconic In 2018
If you haven’t booked yet, be warned, as places are filling up fast. As well as the classics we’ve featured above, don’t forget about our popular Grand Traverse route through Italy’s sumptuous landscapes, and our fab new border hopping journey: Bruges to Bordeaux.

For the full range click here.

Our Top 10 Cycling Cafés In The UK

With the nation’s love for cycling growing every day, today there’s plenty of brilliant cycling cafés around! But we wanted to highlight some of the stops we think go above and beyond and offer something extra for cyclists and cycling community. It can be a handy workshop, or a great location with loads of cycling routes around or regular events that bring the local cycling community together. In no particular order, here’s our top picks you should check out and why…

Dales Bike Centre

Best known for: Dales Bike Centre in Swaledale (Yorkshire Dales) with its ‘Café and Cakery’ has to be up there on your cycling café radar…  En route of the 2014 Tour de France Yorkshire Grand Depart, it certainly takes its coffee and cake seriously!  Nestled in the tiny village of Fremington, a ride in the stunning Yorkshire Dales isn’t complete without a coffee stop at Dales Bike Centre. Decked out in Tour de Yorkshire colours, the cafe is warm and relaxing and when the sun’s shining there’s plenty of outside seating in stunning landscape.

Dales Bike Centre, Fremington, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6AW
01748 884 908


Best known for: Great service, charm and custom made vintage bikes! Here the moto is “not only cycle, recycle”. Auguste offer a personalised service to all customers, from general services, to a complete custom built, or bespoke bicycles, letting you choose the parts from the ground up. They have vintage frames, parts and tools, but it doesn’t mean you cannot have the latest technologies on your bike. Mixing the best of both worlds (old and new) is the way they go here. Word on the street is they do the best coffee in the area too!

Auguste Handmade, 187 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6RA
02034 895 490

The Hub Portreath

Best known for: Electric bike hire, great coffee, locally made cake and amazing trails in the area! The menu boasts ‘healthy eating’ that also includes gluten free and vegan options, all made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. It is located right at the beginning of the fabulous Coast to Coast Trail, which runs 12 miles one way to Devoran on the far side of the coast. And this is only one of the trails you can take, as the entire Mineral Tramway Network is designated for cyclists and walkers, and all trails can be accessed from The Hub’s location here in Portreath.

The Hub Portreath, The Seafront, Portreath, Cornwall, TR16 4NN
01209 844 666

Escape Route

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Bets known for: Established 17 years ago, Escape Route’s workshop offers a professional and friendly bike repair services. And just like in any great bike shop, it is essential to not only have a professional workshop, but also good coffee! And this place excels in both. It is also located very close to the start of a range of trails that will take you along the rivers and amongst the hills and forests of Highland Perthshire.

Escape Route, 3 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5BX
Phone: 0179 647 3859

Ronde Bicycle Outfitters

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Best known for:  Ronde is not just a workshop, shop and a cafe. Ronde is also a community of enthusiastic riders who share their love for the sport! The unique Ronde philosophy was inspired by the desire to combine the camaraderie of a cycling club with a first class workshop and outfitters – and this is really what the place is all about.

Ronde Bicycle Outfitters, 66-68 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 5AZ
Phone: 0131 260 9888


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Best known for: Machine is an independent family business established in 2011 and the first of its kind in the SE1 area in London. They describe themselves as ‘a place for cyclists to catch up, talk about their small and big achievements in sportives, worldwide trips, weekend plans while drinking their favourite Monmouth coffee and nibbling that lovely piece of cake’. All bread and coffee is locally sourced and is even delivered to the kitchen by bike. Also, if you need advice on which bike to get or in need of a fully equipped workshop, this  is your one stop shop in London!

Machine, 97 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 4TW
Phone: 020 7407 4287

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Prologue Cycling

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Best known for: High-performance road bike shop, workshop, café, treatment room and bike-fit centre! There’s literally nothing these guys can’t help you with to meet all your road cycling needs. In-store, Prologue regularly hosts workshops, talks and social evenings for cyclists.  They also organise rides that bring together riders for weekly tours of the stunning cycling routes around North Yorkshire. And they don’t stop there. There’s also a treatment room for cycle-specific therapies, as well as bespoke coaching and scientific fitness testing from professionals currently working with Olympic gold medallists!

Prologue Cycling, 3/4 Wellington House, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NA
 01423 503 000

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Velo Domestique

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Best known for: Great coffee, regular cycling events and Breakfast Burritos! Think of Velo Domestique as a huge family, made up of everyone who has ever come and joined them for a coffee, had them take care of their bike or enjoyed one of their legendary specials. Their mission here is to ‘engage more members of their local community into cycling so they too can see the many benefits of a bike filled lifestyle‘.

Velo Domestique, 176-180 Seabourne Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH5 2JB
01202 432 265

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The Handle Bar

Best known for: Exceptional coffee and a delicious all-day menu! Located right above a bike shop, this hidden gem is a lovely place for a meal  at any time of the day, with friendly staff and great atmosphere. Here you can have a range of dishes and smaller plates to choose from, which are varied from menu to menu and specials, all plated as only the wonderful cooks at The Handle Bar can do – it is as good to eat as it looks!

The Handle Bar, 28-32 St Michael Street, Oxford, OX1 2EB
Phone: 01865 251 315

The Cycle Hub

Best known for: With arguably the best view in Toon and located slap bang on the Sustrans Coast to Coast (C2C) and Hadrian’s Cycleway route, this is the perfect pit stop for those in need of re-fuelling before the last few miles. The Cycle Hub is a bike friendly café offering bike hire with a fully equipped workshop for bike services and repairs. It also is the home of Saddle Skedaddle, so pop in for a lovingly crafted cuppa and some delicious homemade food when you are around and don’t forget to say hi!

The Cycle Hub, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1BU
01912 767 250