When did you first start cycling?

I started when I was a kid growing up in Scotland. I then participated in a Triathlon. In 2011, I found SpiceRoads and joined a tour! I love to keep myself fit and active. I also like to swim and run and I recently completed a half-iron man in Bahrain.

What do you most enjoy about cycle touring?

The variety of riders, different scenery and physical challenge.

What training do you normally do before a tour?

I try and get in around four rides a week with two long rides at the weekend with plenty hills. Although, this is just me keeping fit!

Do you have any special diets you do before riding or maybe your usual diet plan to keeping fit?

I find eggs for breakfast keeps me going till lunch. I don’t change my diet for the tour, I just try and always eat food that is fresh and lots of protein.

How many cycle tours have you been on with SpiceRoads and which has been your favourite?

I have done Bangkok to Phuket twice. I also joined a custom tour in Vietnam. In my opinion, every tour is different. This is due to fellow riders, guides and weather. I have enjoyed all the tours I have been on but I do prefer road riding!

Where would you like to cycle next?

After the trip to Taiwan, I might look at Japan but I need to focus on a half iron man later on in the year.

Do you have any advice for someone who is about to embark on their first SpiceRoads tour?

On each tour there is tour grade telling you how difficult the ride is going to be. So I suggest you check that first, just to make sure that the tour you will be choosing is suitable for you. But don’t take it too seriously – it is a holiday and if you do feel tired, you can always hop into the van. Problem solved!

What do you think is the advantage of bicycle touring?

You get a good feel for the country as you will see so much more from the seat of a bicycle.

When did you first start cycling?

 

I started when I was a kid growing up in Scotland. I then participated in a Triathlon. In 2011, I found SpiceRoads and joined a tour! I love to keep myself fit and active. I also like to swim and run and I recently completed a half-iron man in Bahrain.

What do you most enjoy about cycle touring?

The variety of riders, different scenery and physical challenge.

What training do you normally do before a tour?

I try and get in around four rides a week with two long rides at the weekend with plenty hills. Although, this is just me keeping fit!

Do you have any special diets you do before riding or maybe your usual diet plan to keeping fit?

I find eggs for breakfast keeps me going till lunch. I don’t change my diet for the tour, I just try and always eat food that is fresh and lots of protein.

How many cycle tours have you been on with SpiceRoads and which has been your favourite?

I have done Bangkok to Phuket twice. I also joined a custom tour in Vietnam. In my opinion, every tour is different. This is due to fellow riders, guides and weather. I have enjoyed all the tours I have been on but I do prefer road riding!

Where would you like to cycle next?

After the trip to Taiwan, I might look at Japan but I need to focus on a half iron man later on in the year.

Do you have any advice for someone who is about to embark on their first SpiceRoads tour?

On each tour there is tour grade telling you how difficult the ride is going to be. So I suggest you check that first, just to make sure that the tour you will be choosing is suitable for you. But don’t take it too seriously – it is a holiday and if you do feel tired, you can always hop into the van. Problem solved!

What do you think is the advantage of bicycle touring?

You get a good feel for the country as you will see so much more from the seat of a bicycle.

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