Here's a section which covers the feedback I get from tour guests. Apart from sometimes correcting spelling mistakes or typos, these are the exact words of my customers. See the interesting ones on the right hand side, just click on the images.
Note - these trips are not for everyone - I do get negative feedback from time to time as well, if the truth be told (less than 1 percent however).
These tours were conceived, and first ridden as stonking bike trips for groups of my mates. Gradually the customers came along, but the original premise of mates out riding together has stuck.
Personally I can't abide sterile, organised package tours (especially by coach! Ugh! shudder), with a fairly prescriptive agenda, and everyone having to tow the line and do the same things.
I offer "Package Tours" for people who hate package tours.
Most people enjoy what I like doing, the roads I like to ride, and the pace I ride at. If you think like I do, you'll love the Bike Tours UK approach. That's why there is so much rambling on this website. You may pick up an idea of my slightly chaotic style, and you'll either love it or hate it.
Much like Marmite.
If you get the impression that it probably isn't for you, then you could well be right. Often a phone call will establish what I'm trying to get at, and whether these tours are just right for you, or not.
Riders who are made for this kind of thing normally know it.
That's why I'm trying to be more and more specific in my tour descriptions. If it's a long day's ride, I'll say so. If the roads are steep and winding, I'll say so.
If the TT races are the maddest, baddest, noisiest, most dangerous, fastest, most exciting, hard partying thing you'll ever witness, then I'll tell you. If it's 99% packed with fast-riding, race-suited sports bike riding, race obsessed fans who couldn't give a toss about Harleys, then it's my honest duty to tell you so.
If the Alps are nearly 1000 hard miles away, and it might rain every mile of the way - it'd be rude not to point this out to you. Then when you get there there are miles and miles of tortuous twisty roads, with high passes rising to nearly 10,000 feet. It's only fair to warn you, just in case this doesn't float your boat. But.. if that were the case, would you still be reading this now?
If half the roads we use in Thailand are just dusty loose trails, with some steep sections and the odd river crossing thrown in, I'll say so. If the bikes we ride are modest little well-used XR250s, and the chilli-laden meals at the day's end will burn your mouth out, then again, I'll do my best to fore-warn you. I'll even suggest several large Beer Changs to take aware the sting. I'll continue to discourage anyone who doubts that this could be the best biking trip they've ever done.
Anyway - here's a selection of feedback....
Most of the stuff is in the articles to the right - just click on the photos. Most recent comments are featured first.
Just read what the others have said, and come back to me with any questions you might have.