Tours

On this page we give information about possible tours that members are considering organising. If you are interested in joining a tour then please contact the member listed to indicate your interest. These tours are only open to SMCTC members, and numbers will often be restricted by accommodation or travel constraints. However, in many cases, where there is a lot of interest, the tour might be organised more than once.

For past tours, information is available about travel, accommodation, routes etc, and often GPX files. Examples include the many coast-to-coast routes and the Lon-las-Cymru Welsh end-to-end. If you’d like to give these a go please contact Harry for details.

For CTC tours, visit CTC Cycling Holidays.


Centre-based Tour to Ironbridge, 13th — 17th August 2018 (Harry Burton)

Harry and Brian are planning a five-day trip to Ironbridge, cycling from home and carrying luggage. The dates are the same week as the CTC Birthday Rides, but have been chosen because many SMCTC regulars are not attending the BR this year. Accommodation will be at the YHA Ironbridge Coalport hostel, cycling to Ironbridge on Monday 13th — a distance of around 75 miles — and returning on Friday 17th. There will be day rides to explore this attractive area from Tuesday to Thursday. Places will be limited in order to keep a manageable group for riding, and several people have already expressed interest. No places left.


Newcastle to Edinburgh late April 2018 (David Billington)

The route from Newcastle to Edinburgh is sometimes known as the Sustrans Coast and Castles ride. David Billington would like to hear from club members who may be interested in riding this route in late April. This trip is now fully subscribed.


French Alps, September 2018 (Sara Fagg)

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Sara has suggested a centre-based, club trip to a chalet at Serre Chevalier in the French Alps from 8–15 September 2018. In the summer months the chalet is the base for cycling holidays organised by ciclomagic.com. Used in the winter for skiing, the chalet can accommodate 23 people, but we would only need to book the number of places actually required. Ciclomagic offer a package for £450 that includes accommodation in twin or double rooms, breakfast, and on 6 days it includes afternoon tea and dinner (half-board). Also included are airport transfers, and at least two guided tours per day, with support, and a choice of mountain or valley routes. Good quality carbon bikes can be hired locally for £150 for the week, including bike fitting. Flights are not included. Please contact Sara if interested.