February 6, 2023

Eurocean 2004

Life is an adventure

Knutsford based cycling company to offer tours of Britain

A Previous British Military captain has taken the blow of his company events business collapsing all through the pandemic to begin a new one with the goal of enhancing each physical and mental health and fitness.

Alan Tiny, who lives in Higher Legh, determined to set up Cycle Britain as a way of presenting people a vacation with a difference and the prospect to ride some of the country’s most legendary routes.

For Alan, biking is a passion, and following household education his youthful daughter for several months in the course of lockdown previous yr, made the decision to take himself away on some two wheeled adventures, which include riding from Lands Finish to John O’Groats in just 9 times.

“My company situations organization wholly collapsed for the duration of lockdown,” Alan explained.

“Involving March and September past yr I appeared right after my minimal woman at house and then in September I went to cycle Lands Conclusion to John O’Groats.

“I also did the North Coastline 500 in 7 days and the Hebridean Way.

“So all in all I did about 1,800 miles in about four weeks.”

Knutsford Guardian: Alan Little of Cycle Britain
Photograph by Howard Barlow

The biking adventures and challenges gave Alan the notion that it was a thing many others may be interested in accomplishing, so he determined to established up the business to give folks the likelihood to full the tour of a life time.

He mentioned: “I did a couple of provisional excursions, which include a person wherever about 13 members of my cycling club (Tatton Velo) arrived together to do the Fred Witton in the Lakes, which is yet another legendary ride.

“So following trialling it, I made the decision to established up the corporation with a qualifications of it remaining good for psychological wellness and conditioning and it getting based mostly in Britain.

“I just thought there may possibly be more desire in journey in this region the longer the pandemic went on.

“Psychological overall health is these a big thing at the minute so we’re all about having people to do a thing good about it and encourage individuals, with no staying much too in your facial area about it.”

The Knutsford based mostly organization is now supplying cycle vacations all more than the nation.

The vacations can be fully bespoke, these types of as a relatives or good friends tour, where by every depth of your holiday getaway is taken treatment of, or it could be that you just fancy the opportunity to be part of a group of other like minded folks on a biking journey of a life span.

Knutsford Guardian: Alan Little of Cycle Britain
Photograph by Howard Barlow

Alan is unquestionably very well put in backing up his qualifications for these types of a function, owning served as a Royal Logistics Corps captain in the British Army for 18 many years.

He was also Head of Sports activities Schooling at a college or university in Yorkshire and right before that, a certified secondary college PE instructor.

Alan additional: “I have a incredibly strong track record in logistics from the military services.

“And cycling is of course a passion of mine, moreover there is my qualifications in coaching too.

“So the organization is my way of re-inventing a thing in a new local weather.”

As properly as organising bespoke cycling excursions, the firm will also be teaming up with yet another new Knutsford organization, Apus Peak, who are soon to open in the former Laura Ashley premises.

He stated: “I will be organising some relatives bike rides from Apus Peak, which is going to be a new biking hub and cafe, and they will go in and all over Tatton Park, which will be much more entry level.

“The aim of these is to increase recognition about how to journey securely but also strengthen physical and mental wellbeing.”

Just past week Alan did his initially few ‘bike-packing’ trips, which contain you getting your tent with you on the back of your bike and tenting out somewhere on the way.

Excursions readily available this 12 months include things like a 7 day vacation driving the Hebridean Way masking ten islands from 19-25 July, explained by Lonely Earth as one particular of the worlds epic rides.

The vacation is thoroughly supported with high quality lodging and guided by an professional group.

All cycling qualities are catered for on the excursions and can be street, e-bike, gravel or mountain bikes.

Also on offer are street and off street journeys in the Cotswolds, Lakes and Yorkshire, Lands Finish to John O’Groats, North Coast 500, Coast to Coast routes.

All entirely supported with tailor designed alternatives for vacation and accommodation.

As a local enterprise Cycle Britain donate part of their turnover to a nearby charity the Children’s Journey Farm Have confidence in.

You can obtain additional information about these magnificent staycation cycling excursions on their web-site: www.cycle-britain.co.uk