Great adventure well supported. Riding with like minded individuals and not having to worry about ferrying our kit. Epic trip in beautiful countryside
Well organised and professional
Well organised & very professional. Well planned out route & itinerary with very well stocked feed stops. Both Olly & Dave worked hard to make the trip as easy & enjoyable for everyone, which at times was challenging for them given the range of speed that cyclists were travelling at. Kudos to them for keeping us all going, and I enjoyed the mix of sometimes riding on my own, and sometimes joining a few others of a similar pace to chat & pass the miles. I enjoyed all the evening meals with a good range of choice to make sure everyone was happy.
Excellent in all respects
Olly and David were fantastic. Completely on the ball helpful and empathetic but not too easy on us! High quality leadership. Everything. Riding, food, accommodation, enough support but not too much, companions, scenery...... Excellent in all respects and a reasonable price.
Excellent experience delivered
Great scenery, cameraderie, finishing. Olly and Dave were simply fantastic. Enthusiastic, friendly, accomodating, flexible and very open. The route was well researched, the staff excellent (also before we went): you delivered an excellent experience
Excellent planning and on ride support. Fairly priced.Thanks for providing such a wonderful trip. Olly was the leader. Dave assisted. Both were excellent. The scenery and the weather were enjoyable.
Very rewarding challenge
The scenery, the routes, the company - almost everything in fact was great. Both Olly and Dave were excellent. It was great fun and a very rewarding challenge
Ken & Olly were great leaders which allowed us to concentrate on just riding our bikes each day. New part of part of the world to experience & explore
Excellent value for money
The route, the company! Very good value for money
Overall 5 star
Good friendly group of like minded people
5 star satisfaction
Tour leaders were great. Good company, unsurpassable knowledge and skills in cycling and bikes, supportive and inspiring. Well organised, good staff, bike transport arrangement
You gave us a good holiday. We felt very safe and looked after. They were particularly kind putting our luggage in our room each day, as we were invariably last to arrive.
The trip met and sometimes exceeded my expectations especially in that I thought it would be hard and it was!
Friendly and flexible
The route - ie scenic, good variety of hills/flatter sections and kept off main roads as far as possible. Possibly an overreliance on cyclepaths at times. Pretty friendly, flexible, and any things that came up got sorted out
Graeme did a great job as catering/organisation leader. Communal lunch stops in nice places were a pleasure. Ken was a superb bike leader, knowledgeable, always helpful, entirely unflappable (even though some riders were more needy than others!)
Very impressed with both Ken and Graeme, they managed the logistics very calmly and effectively. I felt this enacted the inclusive philosophy on partaking in two wheeled activities that clearly underpins both Pedal Nation and is clearly shared personally by both.
Varied scenery and landscape along the route
Friendly relaxed atmosphere on the trip.
Small groups a bonus and friendly team.
Friendly relaxed atmosphere on the trip. Getting to the top of the hills without stopping!
I'm so glad I did it
"It was brilliant - and a bit brutal too. I'm so glad I did it, though I wouldn't want to do it again. Ang and Ken were perfect."
Friendly, down to earth, good fun, supportive, helpful.
"Couldn't have asked for more. Friendly, down to earth, good fun, supportive, helpful. Glad Julie insisted I load the routes on my Garmin. Grateful also for Simon changing my brake pads. Glad also that Pedal Nation chose a route that didn't spend much time on the A9."
Conscientious and caring without being overbearing
"I thought Ken, Simon and Julie were among the best leaders I’ve experienced. They were very conscientious and caring without being overbearing. Their attention to detail was excellent and they never seemed to switch off. They were also extremely nice and good fun."
Felt safe and supported all the time.
"Got the balance right of leading but being part of the group. Felt safe and supported all the time. Made quick, bold decisions about food etc. Bike pick up fantatstic! Leaders were great support to varied group."
It was great to get my bike collected and then delivered back home to me
"I think Pedal Nation does its best to make sure you have a good cycling holiday. They have a more personal touch than some of the bigger companies. It was great to get my bike collected and then delivered back home to me. Thanks for the brilliant service!’
The tour to Vienna was fantastic
"I just wish to say the tour to Vienna was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A big thank you to Ken and Julie for being so helpful and kind."
I liked the experience-sharing ethos
"I liked the informal small experience-sharing ethos of the company. You felt looked after and it was not too big to feel you were just a client."
Cycling through the Thar Desert was amazing
"It was as brilliant as the previous two trips... and the days cycling through the Thar Desert were some of the most amazing I've done in 35 years of cycling. It was just brilliant and I can't thank you and the team enough."
Thank you so much for the wonderful time I had
"Their guides are are good ambassadors for the company. It was nice to see the interest they took in other cyclists on the same tour, the knowledge each had of the areas we went through served to add to the total enjoyment. When my bike developed a fault it was speedily rectified. I was one of the slowest and at no time was put under pressure to catch up. The enjoyment I have gained out of this tour has made me want to continue cycling. I am new to this as previously I was a runner. Thank you so much for the wonderful time I had."
The guide was always there to motivate
"The guide was always there to motivate, advise and, of course, provide directions. "
Well organised with support which was second to none
"This was an outstanding trip which was well organised with support which was second to none."
The route was very well chosen
"The route was very well chosen and the scenery was wonderful! The whole group got on well."
Exhilarating and hugely enjoyable
"Our tour with Pedal Nation was exhilarating and hugely enjoyable, I highly recommend this LEJOG tour, an unforgettable experience."
The support from Pedal Nation could not be better
"A fantastic experience. Something every cyclist should aim to do. The support from Pedal Nation could not be better. They were very professional but also great fun."
An amazing trip
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all Pedal Nation team for enabling Mike and I to successfully complete LeJog. It was an amazing trip, very tough, and there were many days when I just prayed I'd be able to get to the end! It was an amazing achievement to finish this iconic ride."
The cycling was tough but memorable and enjoyable
"Have just returned from the bike trip in Kerala – and we had a completely fantastic time – everything worked so well, it was a truly memorable holiday in every way. Our three couriers/guides were quite a team – Sanjeev, Ancel and Johnson – and we all felt truly sad to leave them at the end of the week. The cycling was tough but memorable and enjoyable – the routes and the terrain were varied - and it was exceedingly hot but they all ensured we were well hydrated and provided the most excellent snacks – Johnson’s snack table was a highlight."
It lived up to all our expectations and more
"Still rather jet lagged but we just wanted you to know how fantastic our Kerala trip was. We really did enjoy every minute and it lived up to all our expectations and more. The itinerary was excellent and with packing so much in to our time we felt that we had been away for ages. Sanjeev, Ancel and Johnson felt like good friends by the end of the trip. They were really good guides and we appreciated all that they did. The accommodation was perfect. Food was brilliant, bikes were just right, cycle routes wonderful. We wouldn't change anything and are already wanting to plan our next trip! Many thanks to you and your team for organising such an amazing trip."
Holiday of a lifetime
"That really was the most wonderful holiday! I absolutely loved it and it was so well planned and put together. We really saw the real Kerala. Arriving in mad touristy Cochin was a shock! The hotels, the landscape, the routes, the people....just perfect. The dream team of Sanjeev Ancel and Johnson were such a big part of it....you should insist on Johnson as driver every time...he went so far above and beyond his duties. Ancel is just fab too. We want you to organise a Rajhastan one now for half term 2016! So thanks again...holiday of a lifetime."
"It was a brilliant trip and I've come home with many amazing memories."
"A massive thank you to you for helping to make our trip the outstanding (though BRUTAL) trip that it was."
Adventure and sense of achievement
"What I enjoyed most about the trip was the adventure and sense of achievement at the end. Learning more about myself, gaining confidence, and adapting to others I may not normally spend so much time with."
"The level of support is excellent, the camaraderie developed during the trip second to none, the customer service is brilliant. I have thoroughly enjoyed this trip. I have grown in confidence and would not hesitate to book another cycling trip with your company."
Enjoyed it so much, want to do another one
"Enjoyed it so much, want to do another one. Great scenery a few hilly bits!! Many thanks for all your hard work in making it a magical holiday."
"Fantastic tour, thanks guys, so glad I came along."