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Stories from our trips written by customers

France: a la mode!

For our latest giveaway we asked you to tell us your favourite thing about France! We absolutely loved reading your responses and for the evident love you all share for this spiritual home of cycling. From fine wine and cheese to safer two-wheeled experiences, here are just few of the things you all can’t get enough of:

 A la carte

‘… well, France! First voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)? Think a romantic dinner near the Seine river, not Aguilera.’ Vera Albuquerque

‪‘… the food, and earning the food by pedaling!’ Jamie Emerson

‘… wine, only because I have not had the opportunity to cycle there yet. Having had the opportunity to have John Walsh as a guide in Costa Rica, I would love to experience riding in France with Saddle Skeddale.’ Kathy Campbell

For the joy of cycling…

‪‘… the way drivers leave plenty of space! Not to mention the glorious scenery and food.’ Ruth Mayorcas

‪‘… being able to cycle and not feel like drivers ‘are out to get you’ & of course the gorgeous wine and cheese.’ Fiona MacCallum

‪‘…”le trajet” or “the ride” ‘ David J McDonàgh

 ‘… everything, but especially the mountains’ Dewi Evans

Because it makes a great pun



We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to Colin Bays, who is now the owner of a signed copy of ‘France en Velo’ by Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh! Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways and for your chance to be featured on our blog.

Feeling inspired?

To explore our range of fantastic cycling holidays in France click here and experience the country like never before!

Customer Competition 2016: We Have A WINNER!

You voted fiercely and we are now happy to announce our Annual Customer Competition winner for 2016:

Congratulations, Denise D’Abadie!
Her November entry was a huge success and her prize sees her claiming an additional £1000 worth of Skedaddle vouchers. YAY! Denise is a real Skedaddle regular so we are delighted she has won.

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Her destination: Chile and Argentina
We love seeing more and more Skedaddlers enjoying the impressive cycling sights of South America! Denise loved our holiday in Chile and Argentina so much that she wrote a series of blogs, which give an incredible insight into our adventure there. This trip took her through landscapes of snow-capped volcanoes, deep valleys, lakes and curious forests of monkey puzzle trees set against the awesome backdrop of the Andes. Chile is a special place for us, this is where the idea of Saddle Skedaddle was born, so we’re super pleased Denise felt suitably inspired.


What now?
You can look at her full competition entry or learn more about the ‘Chile and Argentina’ holiday right here. We have a guaranteed departure date in November 2017 and places are filling in fast! Also, keep your eyes peeled and your entries ready for our competition re-launch in 2017.

Customer Competition: The Final 5

Over the past year our super savvy cyclists have been busy sending us in their inspiring travel stories, snaps and Skedaddlin’ experiences from across the globe and we wanted to say a massive thanks to everyone who got involved.


We’re now excited to reveal the shortlisted monthly winners of our 2016 Customer Competition. So, here are the final 5…

  1. Entry 1: Mike Heath’s festive adventure tale
    Trip: Volcanes y Playas, Costa Rica
  2. Entry 2: William Steinmetz’s Facebook blogging
    Trip: Chateaux of the Loire, France
  3. Entry 3: Harry and Margaret Watson’s poem
    Trip: Land’s End to John O’Groats, UK
  4. Entry 4: Denise D’Abadie’s blog series
    Trip: The Lake District, Chile and Argentina
  5. Entry 5: Nigel Rees’ super snaps and write up
    Trip: Coastal Explorer, Sardinia

Over to you…
You’ve read their experiences and now we need your help to choose an overall winner who’ll go on to receive a whopping £1000 worth of Skedaddle vouchers. Click here to cast your vote!

Call for entries…
Keep your eyes peeled for our competition re-launch for 2017, we’ll have some exciting new announcements to help inspire more amazing customer entries. More information coming soon.