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Skedaddle Team

The Skedaddle Team

We're a peloton of eccentrics, good people and kind souls! United by our moments in the saddle, plus our time together minus the bikes. One caring and passionate community built on enthusiasm, encouragement and of course, having fun! Read on to discover more about the amazing folk that help make the wheels turn here at Skedaddle…

Our Guides

Fondly referred to as the superheroes of our team, this hardworking bunch have bags of energy and make sure every inch of your guided cycling holiday runs like clockwork... and always with a grin on their face too. Whether preparing a legendary picnic, guiding you through epic landscapes on their trusty two wheels or fixing a puncture en route we promise you'll be in the best hands possible whilst away. Meet some of the team...

Steve Woods

Steve Woods

Chief Guide and good guy

Likely to be found:
Highlands C2C, Bike Skills Lake District and sometimes exotic Cuba. Also enjoys raising his goats and dancing to Foo Fighters.
What do you love most about Saddle Skedaddle?
The people! I'm always struck by everyone's amazing enthusiasm and energy both for life and for cycling. It's a great community to be part of.
Dan Hirst

Dan Hirst

Yorkshire lad in Spanish disguise (aka Dan the bear)

Likely to be found:
Coordinating siestas at our Skedaddle Espana base in the coastal town of Tarifa. Also often found out blazing the trails on some of our best-loved tours across Spain's dramatic landscapes.
Which is your favourite trip and why?
My stock answer is always 'the one I'm on' as time is precious and being on a bike in the hills is always an invigorating and sensory experience, even if you ride down a road you drive down every day. The sounds, smells and sights are all different.
Hannah Reynolds

Hannah Reynolds

Guide, freelance cycling writer and general wonder woman

Likely to be found:
On an array of French road cycling trips as well as jetting off to sample some of the world's best road routes.
Best piece of pre-trip advice?
Spend some time on your bike! For most cycling holidays specific training isn't necessary however ensuring the daily distances are well within your capabilities will mean that you remain fresh enough to enjoy the stunning scenery. For more insightful expert thoughts from Hannah click here.
Naomi Lindfield

Naomi Lindfield

Long legs Lindfield heads up our charming Italian team

Likely to be found:
On the alluring island of Sardinia, Naomi's native home (lucky her!) and the base of our Italian HQ.
What got you passionate about pedallin'?
Bikes have always been part of my life and gave me a sense of freedom since I was a small child riding my wee bike around the Sardinian countryside. I cherished my bike more than any doll! When on a bike immersed in a country, you are in direct contact with nature, people, cultures, events and these are what enriched my life the most.
Rakitha Jayawickrama

Rakitha Jayawickrama

Top chef and local safari expert

Likely to be found:
Guiding our amazing 2-week adventure in Sri Lanka
Any great tales from your tours?
I started guiding for Skedaddle in 2017. I was used to smaller groups and it was a bit of a challenge handling my first group. But Skedaddle guests are always fun and relaxed and quite easy to handle. It’s always fun to stop and get people to try new food on the way and see their faces as they eat it.
Ernesto Palm

Ernesto Palm

Musically minded and mad about bikes

Likely found:
Guiding our epic range of adventures in Chile
Tell us about your history with Skedaddle?
15 years ago I moved from Santiago to Puerto Varas in the south of Chile for a change of life, and 13 years ago I started my own company Puelo Adventure, first only with bike rental and ready to learn everything about cycling tours. I was looking for possible partnerships for more development for holidays and I found the Skedaddle website with a Chile/Argentina trip on it! I sent an email saying hello and the rest, as they say, is history...

Read more about our amazing team of guides here

A team of specialists

Meet the team
From directors Paul and Andrew who've been dedicated to developing our extensive range of trips from the get-go, to fresher faces keen to join the cause and spread the word about travelling by bike, we love nothing more than escaping on two wheels...

Team Leisure / Family

We cycle for cake and laughs!

Alison

Alison

Anna

Anna

Caitlin

Caitlin

Kay

Kay

Team Mountain Biking / Adventures

Join us on the trail!

Hannah

Hannah

Matt

Matt

Straws

Straws

Team Road

Fulfilling your need for speed

David

David

Jacky

Jacky

Kerry

Kerry

Our all rounders

On hand to help

Adam

Adam

Eilidh

Eilidh

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