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Mark Taylor’s guide to training for an Epic Adventure

Mark is skiing in the Alps….the content will be live soon but he is a little distracted! Check back when you can as it will be live in the coming days. Thanks for your patience cheers, Sam

May 10, 2017
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Training Preparation for Epic Bicycle Adventures with Kieran Ryan

Deciding to take part in a Ride and Seek tour is a commitment to high adventure; it is also a commitment to yourself, other group members and your friends and family. It will be a memorable adventure that will extend you in unexpected ways, giving you a real quality of life experience as well as … Continue reading "Training Preparation for Epic Bicycle Adventures with Kieran Ryan"

May 10, 2017
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Lynskey Performance Bikes on Tour

Classy, fast, comfortable and immediately likable to ride – The Lynskey Sportive is a great bicycle and our choice, after much consideration, for our fleet in Europe. Many companies go for cheaper replaceable fleet bikes, we chose the opposite. We wanted first and foremost a class machine which guests would dream about riding.  We also … Continue reading "Lynskey Performance Bikes on Tour"

May 10, 2017
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Danny Shane on tour in Europe

Our partnership with DannyShane is a great one. We love the gear for its comfort, performance and unique designs. One further key thing for us when we went looking for a kit supplier was that we wanted eco-friendly materials. Having top end comfortable gear is essential for us. We want our guests and guides to be … Continue reading "Danny Shane on tour in Europe"

May 10, 2017
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Bike Tour Navigation with Ride and Seek – Garmin GPS units and Map Sheets

At Ride and Seek we intend to stay ahead of the times with navigation and offer the best touring experience. So as standard all guests who ride with us get a Garmin GPS unit to use on tour. We will teach you how to use the units and although some guests are apprehensive at getting … Continue reading "Bike Tour Navigation with Ride and Seek – Garmin GPS units and Map Sheets"

May 10, 2017
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The ‘Assometer’ – Preparing for a Grand Tour

The epic tours, Hannibal, Napoleon and Caesar…..6 weeks straight on a bike this year from Paris to Moscow and a lot of running around in between. Last year I didn’t take my own bike with me and I ended up riding 5 different Ride and Seek hire bikes during the touring season. Lovely bikes (besides … Continue reading "The ‘Assometer’ – Preparing for a Grand Tour"

May 10, 2017
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The Napoleon Adventure. Stage 1 – Paris to Worms

Stage 1 – Paris to Worms – French Champagne An Overview of Stage 1 We meet for the first stage of our Napoleonic odyssey in the City of Love and Light – Paris! Our warm up ride takes us around the Longchamp hippodrome with the locals then and down the Champs Elysees before a welcome … Continue reading "The Napoleon Adventure. Stage 1 – Paris to Worms"

May 10, 2017
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Napoleon 2015- Scouting odyssey & 40th b’day to remember!

…At the start of our adventures the van odometer read 24800k….The engine lies still and I await the news of our final border control. My wits are severed and my brain is making bubbling noises like an overheating Volvo as I complete another set of nervous push-ups. Dylbags is being interrogated as to why we … Continue reading "Napoleon 2015- Scouting odyssey & 40th b’day to remember!"

May 10, 2017
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Standard, Compact or Triple Crank?

As we expand our bike fleet we want to ensure we get the setups right. Our riders vary in experience and our tours vary in difficultly so getting the bikes just right is essential. The big question which comes up is which crankset and which rear cassette. So…cranks, ie what your pedals hang off – … Continue reading "Standard, Compact or Triple Crank?"

May 10, 2017
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The Vietnam Tour Lowdown

The Vietnam Tour Lowdown Meeting arrangements The official meeting time for the tour is 6pm on Saturday March 15th in the lobby of the Hanoi Imperial hotel where we will spend the night before heading up into the mountains the following morning. If you plan to arrive earlier we recommend, for the sake of convenience, … Continue reading "The Vietnam Tour Lowdown"

May 10, 2017
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