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What our customers say:
Route: Absolutely brilliant, quiet roads, interesting and variety of terrain. Sometimes challenging especially through towns/cities but guides and fellow cyclists very helpful and supportive. Brought us together as a group.
Gave us the confidence and support to achieve the whole tour, especially when you are unsure that you can do it. Absolutely would recommend to friends, brilliant enjoyable challenge.
Mary Veltom, July/Aug 2017
The accommodation was above my expectations, consistently comfortable and nice rooms. The fact that many of the B&B owners are regulars at hosting LEJOG groups was an added bonus as they were so welcoming and understood the whole experience – and often had some good stories about previous groups to entertain us!
I’m amazed at how little time we spent on big, busy roads (though I think I might have missed one of the busier days). The route was brilliant – a mixture of different terrain, challenging enough without being overwhelming for someone like me who’s not been cycling for long. And stunning scenery! Seeing the landscape change as we travelled north was one of the things I was really looking forward to about the trip, and it didn’t disappoint.
Despite my stupid accident, the LEJOG trip goes down as one of my favourite ever holidays (and I’ve had some pretty good holidays); getting to spend all day every day on my bike, being outside in amazing scenery, being surrounded by a group of great people…and all in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that the Peak Tours guys all helped to set.
Normally I love an opportunity to provide suggestions on improving things but I’m struggling to think of anything. Keep doing what you’re doing! It’s great.
Ali Turnbull, July/Aug 2017
To get a 1000 mile route through the UK with achievable distances each day is a feat in itself! I thought it was a very good route with different types of challenges each day. Some stunning scenery on the way (despite the rain and headwinds!) Never knew there were so many different types of tarmac… or sheep…
About 25 in the group – great group of people and quickly meant the ‘hares’ got to know the tortoises more! Size about right – meant there was a chance to recognise others early on and therefore watch out for and support one another en route. Also, not to large a group from a logistics point of view.
Everything appeared to run as planned and nothing seemed too much trouble for Dave, Hamish and Mark – very calm and supportive. Any problems that may have arisen en route were dealt with well. Breaking each day down into brew and lunch stops helped a great deal, especially on some of the harder days. And having the luggage in the room on arrival was great!
The group also helped with the organisation by supporting the guides too with the daily logistics and from what I could see not causing any major problems.
Very calm, well organised team that appeared to work well together. Very supportive and encouraging and fun to be with.
I had not ridden such distances each day for over 30 years and it was a huge personal challenge, but the support from your team, the group and also from family and friends got me through it. Tough at times, but it is advertised as a challenge! But also loads of fun too and really enjoyed it. So chuffed I made it.
Catherine Richardson, Sept 2017
Good mix of group dinners and freedom to do your own thing. Breakfasts were spot on and the mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks did the job.
At first I thought the group size was too big but it wasn’t an issue. Enjoyed socialising, meeting new people, hearing their story for doing LEJOG and having a laugh.
Very impressive getting so many people from one end of the country to the other over a two week period.
Really warm feeling that we were in safe hands every step of the way. Dave, Mark and Hamish are great guys and did a great job.
Great experience and lifelong memories. Peak Tours helped me achieve something on my bucket list and I’m very grateful. The tour was very good. Pity about the weather but you can’t blame Peak Tours for that!
John Carr, Sept 2017
The brew stops were an excellent idea and our guides went out of their way to ensure an excellent range of snacks. Simply exceptional. Thank you for an amazing experience.
The three support works Dave, Mark and Hamish were exceptional. They were supportive, knowledgeable and facilitated a memorable tour. I cannot speak highly enough of them all. Thankyou.
Robert Giles, Sept 2017
All accommodation was very good, with some excellent places. Nice variety of accommodation.
It was great passing through pretty small villages but also seeing sights such as Edinburgh, Balmoral, Severn Bridge etc. Good mix of important sights and lesser known but equally enjoyable sights!!
The brew van was always welcome and snacks provide were plentiful and appropriate. Lunch stops were variable but on the whole pretty good, with some excellent.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour.
Shiela Mair, Sept 2017
The route was really good. I’ve never cycled that far and on so many consecutive days before – so I found it quite hard some days and very challenging. Just what I wanted and needed.
Good mix of abilities. Good total number. I don’t think anybody who wanted to had a problem finding somebody to cycle with at their own level.
I couldn’t fault the organisation. I’ve never done anything like this before so not sure what to expect, but more than met my expectations.
All three of our guides were excellent. Helpful, supportive and helped us keep our sense of humour in some pretty dreadful weather. Three great guys!
Brilliant. Outside of family stuff – weddings, births etc probably the one of the best things I’ve ever experienced and done.
Kevin Grainger, Sept 2017
We would strongly recommend your tours and have already done so.
Roger and Maureen Pool, Sept 2017
This was the first organised cycle tour I have done after many years of self-supported touring. Loved it! You have it sorted, well done.
Glyn Copperwheat, Sept 2017
[The organisation] was faultless. Never any doubt as to what was happening and where we needed to be. Bag transfers were seamless, team meals perfectly organised, briefings and restaurant recommendations very useful. Bike maintenance when required was efficient and dealt with with a smile.
David Giles (Henry), Sept 2017
Lunch times were excellent and so were the mid -morning / mid-afternoon stops. Pete did a fantastic job with his flower displays! Well looked after and Pete also had the cups filled as we got off the bike! Fabulous service from Pete, Hamish and Bill with our bags – what a team!
Alison Mallorie-Lewis, June 2017
Brew stops mid morning and afternoon provided were very welcome refreshment. Thanks to Peter and Hamish for excellent variety. Lunch stops were also very good.
The group seemed to gel very well providing great camaraderie.
Andrew Baxter June 2017
Superb route – avoiding busy roads as far as possible. Good phasing in of mileage for earliest days as you get used to back to back days.
Ran like clockwork, very positive and friendly (even managed to crack a smile on Peter’s face on occasions!) Nothing was too much trouble: mechanical issues dealt with by Hamish superbly who went way beyond what I expected in his own time- he’s a major asset!
A great experience, not something that I would have completed unsupported. I will recommend to others and will probably be back for more.
David Butchers, June 2017
Brew stops were fantastic – a great selection of healthy and not so healthy options to keep us going. Lunch stops were on the whole excellent too although a couple left us a little hungry till the afternoon brew stop.
Lynne Hargran, June 2017
Peter Webster. June 2017
Well supported by an outstanding team: Bill, Peter and Hamish. Beautiful country.
Jim & Sara Shull, June 2017
Fantastic experience, best bike ride ever!
Rod Matheson, Sept 2017
I still don’t know how you managed to create such an interesting and varied route- Brilliant!
Kev Jones Aug 2017
Hilary Collins Aug 2017
The planning organisation and execution of the challenge by PT and tour leaders set the perfect tone, took care of all the detail and allowed the group to get on with the challenge. First class.
Peak tours LEJOG was exactly as it said on the label. Clearly a homely non corporate organisation that succeeds primarily by getting a lot of little things right. Ultimately the success depends on the people – who were excellent - I will definitely recommend PT and hope to join the 14 day French trip next year.
Ian May August 2017
Enjoyed cycle paths and city centres. Route reflects careful honing over the years. I was impressed!
Tom Rossiter June 2017
I loved the whole experience and think it was well organised and delivered from start to finish. I enjoyed the variation from wild barren landscapes to city centres. It showed the diversity of the country and that’s what I wanted to experience.
Jenny Greene July 2017
I loved this trip – it surpassed my expectations and I would not hesitate to return on another tour or recommend to a friend
Lynne Whittaker July 2017
This is the first organised, led tour I have ever been on. It has been one of the best vacations ever. I think we were lucky to have such a good group. The logistics to do this on our own would be very difficult and we do difficult rides,trips, hiking and back packing on our own.
The route was absolutely perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing. A nice mix of challenging roads, terrain, hills, scenery, quiet roads, etc. A+ for this category
Anonymous July 2017
Ingenious, carefully thought out and memorable route
Peter Wilson July 2017
The tour seems to have been refined/fine tuned over time to a point where it is hard to see how it could be better.
Robert Edwards July 2017
Fantastic. Best holiday yet. So well organised!
Carole Patterson July 2017
It was such a treat to be able to ride on the country roads without traffic, which is becoming increasingly difficult to find in various countries. Fantastic scenery all the way.
Minna Hayman July/Aug 2017
I did LEJOG with a different company in 2014,this route was better.
Neil Smith July/Aug 2017
Overall I thought the tour was Fabulous. Much, much better than anticipated.
Mike Blades July/Aug 2017
Very happy. Thank you very much for organising it all and for making this experience so memorable.
Dave Godfrey July/Aug 2017
The scenery and views were stunning. We loved the quiet roads, only using busier roads where necessary. The route was beautiful and gave us an amazing overview of this stunning island we live on.
The tour organisation was great in every way. Everything was managed well, everything we needed was provided for, we never felt rushed- the timings of the start of the day, brew stops and lunches, all excellent. Bags always in rooms at the end of the day was a heart warming sight.
Dick and Isabel Quimby July/August 2017
Best Holiday ever! Will definitely be using Peak Tours again.
Helen Pitchford July/August 2017
Still recovering however my recent 14 day LEJOG was the best cycling experience of my life to date. Chapeau to you and your team!
Phil Loftus July/August 2017
I will be returning a feedback form in due course, but just wanted to drop a separate line to say thanks, I have just had the best two weeks of my life. Your tour guides did a great job, Dan, Sam and Pete were great but Jim and especially Dave deserve extra praise - Dave in particular for helping out sensitively with some of the accommodation arrangements.
Thanks again - the level of organisation was just right. There was another group at Land's End who were being ordered around like schoolchildren - again, always knew we'd gone with the right bunch.
Daniel Darkens July/August 2017
I just want to tell you the ride was great. The leaders were always helpful and willing to assist with anything. The group was exceptional and all were very friendly. The brew stops were well stocked and they offered a wide variety of foods.
I found the accommodations were good also. I enjoyed the hostels and the B and Bs.
I would highly recommend Peak Tours to others.
Mark Tobin, July 2017
Well back in reality today after LeJog. Can I just say Rob, Johnny and Matt did a great job looking after us. The whole experience was bloomin' marvellous. I'll be thumbing the options for the next one!
Peter Thompson, July 2017
A great trip and a fantastic set of people to cycle with. I cannot praise Peak Tours highly enough.
Will be looking at your French tour for next year.
Graham Langstone, July 2017
By nature and by profession (I'm an auditor) I'm a very critical person but I have nothing but praise for the organisation of this trip and for the three guides. In short, the epitome of an excellent "product"
Richard Barr, July 2017
Iconic end to end routes like LEJOG are a big challenge for everyone. If anyone can help you succeed, it is Peak Tours. They have the knowledge, devote the right resources and have the ethos to help you achieve your dream.
LEJOG – What an experience! What a way to see the UK! Thank you Peak Tours for making it possible for me to achieve such a major challenge.
Graeme Nicol, June 2017
Our tour was served by outstanding, mature and competent guides.
I am sure this is no accident - but as PT customers are, in the main, professionals or retired professionals and they expect a high level of customer service. The guides Bill, Peter and Hamish did not disappoint.
Nothing major went wrong and every detail was covered. On the one occasion, there was a confusion over accommodation, it’s what was done to remedy this that set PT apart – a golden rule of customer service. Very Impressed.
Really pleased and vindicated my choice of provider. Would choose again.
John Murrell, June 2017
What a fantastic experience! The route was sublime, the organisation was top notch and the tour guides (Dave, Jim and Matt) couldn't have done any more to ensure that everything went perfectly. In fact, after a short while you tend to think of them as good friends, as well as being top-notch tour guides.
I have thought long and hard about how the tour could be improved, but could not come up with a single thing that I would change.
Let me know when your 'Around the World in 80 days' tour is up and running. :0)
Graham Watson, May 2017
The route was excellent. Staying off main roads was the main factor in choosing this tour. Cannot really see how it can be improved. You have thought of everything. Knowing all the bike shops on the route was a real help. Nothing seemed too much trouble for the guides.
Ray Thorn, September, 2016
Would recommend to friends, without a shadow of doubt. Brilliant experience.
Tim, September 2016
The tour organisation was excellent. It was really well organised but not over-organised, which is not an easy thing to pull off. Well done. Perhaps the most telling comment was that we saw lots of other LEJOG-ers on the road and always felt sorry for them that they weren’t with our group.
Dave Sorensen, September 2016
The route was excellent – very clever, very good, was grateful to stay away from main roads. I had both Garmin hire and the printed notes – they were excellent too and it worked well to have both.
A Nash, September 2016
Overall, the tour was excellent. Hope to be back for the Channel to Med tour.
Neil Duff, September 2016
From my first browse of the website and initial conversation with Steve, I felt I would be in good hands. The experience has merely reinforced that feeling. It’s the ‘tiny noticeable’ things that Peak Tours get right. From the fun and enthusiasm of the morning briefings to the way a hot cup of tea is invitingly offered at the brew stop, to the cheers and encouragement as you scrabble to the top of Glenshee. All this demonstrates that Peak Tours understands how to create an experience you will want to repeat and share with others.
John Webster, September 2016
I will never forget the experience – I will recommend Peak Tours and hopefully we will be riding with you again.
Siobhan Eccleston, August 2016
The accommodation was excellent but a special mention for Brenda and Chris at the Buchan Guesthouse in Moffat – the perfect hosts and couldn’t do enough to assist. The group size was just right – everyone found their own pace and rode with riders of similar ability, so you were never too bunched up. Overall, the tour was excellent, very well organised and I would recommend it to anyone who wanted a challenge and see the UK.
Adrian O’Sullivan, August 2016
All the food was excellent and very welcome at the brew stops or lunch breaks. I would rate the tour as ‘Excellent’ and would recommend Peak Tours to anyone thinking of doing LEJOG or any other tours they organise.
John and Shaun Barker, August 2016
Tour organisation – Excellent, first class
Graham, August 2016
Excellent accommodation at every stop. I went for the basic option, sharing with someone else and was pleasantly surprised at how well we were catered for. The tour was really well thought out – the stops were all in good places and broke each day up into manageable chunks. Everyone knew what they were doing and the whole thing worked really well. I had the time of my life and recommend it to anyone I talk to – you guys are the best!
Amie Dixon, August 2016
Having contemplated a self-supported LEJOG, the tour organisation was so good and well appreciated that we are unlikely to consider self-supporting again. You exceeded our expectations. Channel to the Med next year!
Jayne Woods, July 2016
The best holiday company I have ever experienced.
Martin Levoir, July 2016
It was an amazing experience. Because of Peak Tours’ fantastic organisation and set up, and with three friendly and supportive guides, I was able, as a 48 year-old with little cycling experience, to achieve something I would never have imagined possible a year ago, and I had so much fun in the process!
Catherine Bailey, July 2016
An amazing experience – everything was taken care of so you could focus on cycling each day. My head is now full of wonderful memories.
Keith Laker, July 2016
The tour was so well organised in a low key, informal manner, so that it became a superb holiday. I really appreciated having my bag waiting for me in my room every night!
Lesley Postlethwaite, July 2016
Breakfast and lunches were great. Brew van was always well stocked and had the right level of food to keep us going throughout the day. Fantastic tour. I would definitely recommend it to others and I hope to join another tour in the future.
Colin Huckstap, July 2016
The team were excellent. I think they had the right balance of leading/informing, but feeling part of the trip in a social sense in the evenings. They seemed to be genuinely enjoying it and were not just ‘employees’. Well done Dave, in particular, for leading. Overall, I would rate the tour as excellent – mechanical back up was essential. I had slipped gears and a broken gear cable, both of which were sorted for me – that was worth a lot to me. I found your historical notes excellent and would read these over again – they helped to reinforce the sense of place and journey.
Paul Cottrell, June 2016
How is it that I already feel like I've never been away! Obviously need to look at booking another cycling 'holiday'. Luckily I don't need to spend hours searching through the internet as no company could delivery more customer satisfaction than Peak Tours - so huge thank you to all concerned.
Karen Long, June 2016
The route notes were excellent. As someone with nil navigation skills, even I managed to find my way!
Hena, June 2016
The group size was spot on. A big enough group to be able to ride with different people each day, but small enough to get to know everyone. We would definitely make Peak Tours our first choice for future cycling holidays and will recommend you to all our cycling friends.
Cath and Julian Walls, June 2016
A great route overall – great variety, good cycle ways, great scenery and plenty of challenging climbs. The organisation was excellent – a cracking job, well done! A+++!
Bob Manojlovic, June 2016
I thought the rides were thrilling. I really enjoyed our route in the Cairngorms and the challenge of the major hills there – Glenshee and The Lecht. Of course, we were very lucky with the weather in Scotland. I thought the Sustrans routes were very good, even through Edinburgh.
Sue O’Mahoney, June 2016
I had the time of my life. I want to do the French and Ireland tours now!
Alan Irwin, June 2016
The route was wonderful. We do not want A roads. The full enjoyment of seeing this wonderful country especially in the sun, has to be done on as many back roads as possible. I’ve been waiting and planning this for 15 years – wonderful
Martin Jones, May/June 2016
I did the tour as a challenge to myself and hoped I had not bitten off more than I could chew and would be able to enjoy it. It exceeded all my expectations.
Ian lewis, May/June 2016
Keep going, keep doing just what you do, you can’t go wrong.
Steve Dalman, May/June 2016
Many thanks for organising a brilliant holiday, perhaps the best holiday I’ve ever enjoyed. The organisation just hit the spot, the scenery and the route were amazing and the whole trip was the realisation of a long held ambition and the overcoming of some notable challenges; riding up Glenshee and the Lecht without stopping, even if the tongue was generally in the vertical position, was a highlight that will live with me as I gently subside into the sunset! THANK YOU!
Bob Forster, May/June 2016
The tour was beyond first class. I cannot fault it. The calm organisation and re-organisations (as events changed) was exemplary. The inclusion of a rider with Asperger's Syndrome was a great success for all.
Peter Spargo, May/June 2016
The route was a real joy with so many lanes and paths and so few busy roads. Thoroughly researched – fantastic.
Jason Saunders, May 2016
Absolutely brilliant. So pleased I came with you. Have recommended you to a couple of friends already.
Val Bridges, May 2016
The tour exceeded all my expectations and I had the adventure of a lifetime, which I will never forget. We had a wonderful group who all got well, helped each other out and provided lots of laughs! I hope to be back for more!
Roy Glew, May 2016
Thank you for making this a trip of a lifetime!! Would not hesitate to recommend Peak Tours.
David Mitchell, May 2016
The route was generally brilliant – the 14 day LEJOG has the right balance of challenge and efficiency with fantastic scenery. I will recommend Peak Tours to my friends. In addition, they will be the first company I will consider on my next venture.
Vince Paine, May 2016
We had great group dynamics made even more special by the staff, what gems they are! Organisationally, I could not have asked for more. The staff were always on top of situations and handled things with a no fuss approach, friendly and accommodating.
David Cautterbuck Bespoke LEJOG 2015
The general avoidance of major roads was appreciated, the small lanes and cycle paths through the forests, along lakes and rivers and hedgerows in the south was fantastic. And on such routes the other vehicles seemed most considerate.
Dick Goldham Bespoke LEJOG 2015
It was a journey of a lifetime. Thank you Graeme and Lizzy who made it a fantastic adventure.
Peter Molloy Bespoke LEJOG 2015
What can I say other than a huge thank you for providing me with a unique, unforgettable experience shared with 23 others and guided by 3 exceptional men – Johnny, Dave and Tom. They went out of their way to ensure we had first class advice and support, I really cant put into words how grateful we all were for this and it was a repeated topic of conversation by all. What advice would I give someone contemplating the epic LEJOG?
1) Do it! And do it with Peak Tours
2) Make sure you get plenty of practice as early as possible. I spent the winter months in the gym on a watt bike. Practice as much as possible on hills, Cornwall is a killer!
3) 7 out of our group of 24 were aged 60 and over. If we could do it, then so could you!
4) Don’t worry about applying as a singleton who knows nobody else. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you get to know everyone else. More than half our group came on their own
5) As good as it is don’t have a cooked breakfast every day, it plays havoc with the digestion!
Anonymous LEJOG 2015
I enjoyed that each place we stayed was so very different. In fact Mike said he will hate going back to the States where most of the accommodation is run by large companies so all very similar. I did smile when we arrived at one B&B to find the landlady was bathing a dog in the sink! LEJOG will go into my Top 5 best life experiences and I will recommend Peak Tours to anyone and everyone
Martin Aldridge LEJOG 2015
Really appreciate the thought & effort gone into keeping us off the main and busy roads, many parts of the route were sublime. The tour was well organised, we were worried that would mean corners cut – nothing could be further from the truth!
Vanessa Bridge LEJOG 2015
Absolutely excellent. Thank you so much for all the hard work that goes into planning the route. I loved it so much and it showed what a wonderful country we live in. The tour organisation could not have been better. I felt spoiled having my bag in my room each day without having to carry it. The brew stops were a life saver. I cant say thank you enough to Graham, Andy and Dave were just brilliant from the very first moment of communication to the very last. Hugely caring, Hugely considerate, hugely understating, hugely entertaining, hugely safety conscious and made me feel great about my cycling ability even though I was so slow compared to the rest of the group. They could not have done more and they did it with their hearts and not just as a job. I am so grateful to them and to you Steve as every communication with all of you has been so valuable and truly appreciated by me. To sustain such professionalism and humour for all those days, every day and through every weather is commendable. What a wonderful team you all are and it was a privilege for me to have your unrelenting understanding, care, consideration, humour and support as I could not have done this experience without the sheer support that you all provided. I am really grateful to you all. Please could you pass this onto your team, I am happy for this to be used in the testimonial section of your website as well, you all deserve nothing but the very best feedback for your dedication and commitment to making this an excellent experience for me.
Anonymous LEJOG 2015
The accommodation was very good most of the time, and on one or two occasions it was excellent. Namely, where we stayed on the last night, and in Frodsham. Even the YHA hostels were better than I remember, except maybe one of the showers. The route was very well chosen. Keeping the cycling away from the traffic as much as possible.
Denise Gigg LEJOG August/September 2015
What an experience! I would recommend this trip and company to anyone who’s considering doing LEJOG. Johnny, Jim and Sam (the guides) totally made it awesome! I look forward to booking my next trip! Cheers!
Tara Robertson LEJOG August/September 2015
The route did an excellent job of avoiding main roads and major towns/cities. It also took the path of least resistance through the mountains, perfect! The organisation was also really excellent, I would definitely use you again and recommend you. Ive been on a number of organised tours and this was one of the best! Great job, thanks.
Fiona Barker LEJOG September 2015
Without exception I had very good or excellent accommodation ranging from pleasingly quirky to luxurious. Food was plentiful and most places were happy to provide some washing/drying services. Wonderful route with beautiful scenery. It was great to spend so much time cycling on relatively quiet roads and experience the changes in the British countryside as we moved North. I also enjoyed cycling through some of the cities – Bristol and Edinburgh in particular were highlights. The route through the Cairngorms was a great experience – the ride up Glenshee and the Lecht were particularly memorable and fun. All the guides were extremely helpful – they made an effort to ensure that we were all ok. They were fun to be with and knowledgeable about the route. I remember feeling really impressed when I arrived at the first brew stop and saw the wonderful selection of food and drink laid out for us. This continued through the tour. I think you have a winning formula, keep up the good work. I would recommend Peak Tours to anyone who wants to ride LEJOG and I hope I will have the chance to use you again for another tour in the future.
Rob Turcan LEJOG August/September 2015
The 2 days through the Cairngorms were absolutely stunning, I have seen so much of our beautiful country in those 14 days – an experience never to be forgotten. The tour organisation was absolutely brilliant, I really think there is room for improvement here. The guides were amazing, so encouraging, helpful and there when you needed them. A fab team, we couldn’t have done it without them THANK YOU SO MUCH! Overall an awesome experience. The sights, landscapes, group and leaders made it a journey i will never forget. So much better than I anticipated. Fantastic. I even have a tattoo to mark the event!
Lorraine Mellors LEJOG
Absolutely fantastic – cannot praise your guys highly enough.
Peter Hopkins LEJOG August 2015
Absolutely superb, could not be faulted. Wonderful to explore the little lanes and use the national routes and have been constant with the occasional busy road to remind us how lucky we were to be out of traffic so much. The group was great, you obviously attract a great mix of interesting people with similar values. The organisation was brilliant, the guides never forgot what it was like to be a ‘punter’ always anticipating our needs and gave us just what we needed and wanted (eg. Extra brew stop on a cool wet afternoon) without being asked. Brew van is fantastic, luggage in rooms a lovely touch and beautiful detail.
David Robson & Sharon McCullagh LEJOG August 2015
Overall the tour was fantastic! Keep doing what you are doing – so well!
Pauline and Mick Bedwell LEJOG August 2015
Fantastic route that took my breath away. Even the mundane parts of the country were well planned. Changing the route in Scotland seemed to be a great move, although I wasn’t so sure halfway up Glenshee and the Lecht. Seriously though, just brilliant. The tour organisation was bloody brilliant and overall it was one of the best experiences of my life!
Dave Mann LEJOG August 2015
Great choice of route, amazing hidden country lanes, hidden gems of villages – excellent.
Alex and Graeme LEJOG August 2015
The route was like a voyage of discovery, taking in the country lanes and using cycle routes to avoid main roads. I thought it was excellent, thank you Steve. This tour exceeded my expectations. It took me deep into the areas of the country I have never visited before. The whole group gelled together and the support team couldn’t have been more supportive and encouraging.
Peter Adams LEJOG August 2015
Steve, you did a fabulous job with the organisation of this trip. I never thought a tour could run this efficiently. Clearly all the details have been thought out, as well as back up plans when something goes awry. I learned early on how you provide individual responses and support. This is impressive. Everything you said you would do, you did. Again, it made for a seamless adventure. We saw Skedaddlers a few times, and their tour looked a lot less fun, they all seemed to lack the camaraderie we all had, which I think reflects on your planning and staff.
Chris Willard LEJOG July 2015
We were delighted with all aspects of the tour and enjoyed it immensely! The accommodation was to a high standard and the food was delicious.
Elizabeth Goode LEJOG July 2015
Over the years I’ve tried running marathons and taking part in triathlons but nothing has ever been as thrilling, exhilarating and memorable as LEJOG.
Rob Malony LEJOG July 2015
The accommodation was incredible! All of our B&B hosts were very friendly and helpful. I cannot express how wonderful it was to arrive and find our luggage in our room, fresh towels, tea, coffee and snacks. The breakfasts were excellent too! We were really lucky with this group to have a range of ages, gender and abilities on our trip. It made for lots of fun. I think that the size of the group was terrific, especially when we all rode our last 8 miles to JOG’s. That we did the final ride together was a really nice touch, thanks for thinking of it. Also having Rob lead us to keep the pace nice and steady, like a celebratory parade marshall! The booking arrangements in the B&B’s went a long way in terms of encouraging us to interact with more people rather than form cliques. I really enjoyed and appreciated that touch. The staff were really generous with their time ‘after hours’ if there is such a thing - I had wonderful, inspiring conversations with Sam, Niv, Jim and Rob thanks to them for hanging out with us over dinner. It is clear to me that Peak Tours really is passionate about what you do and that you treat your staff and clients so well. This was emphasized when I cycled past skedaddle last days morning brew stop that was parked next to a cemetery and in a very smelly mature patch. Peaks brew van was set up at the top of a hill where we enjoyed another wonderful view, fresh air and refreshment. I got so much more out of this trip than anticipated. I wanted a lifestyle change (the training leading up to the trip achieved that), but the trip itself, the ability to do a multi-day effort and maintaining a positive outlook when my performance was not at its peak all the time was a wonderful opportunity that I would not have had time to focus on if I were paying attention to the behind the scenes details. The views, the places we stayed, the route that took us through urban and rural spaces, the misty moors over Dartmoor, were incredible.
Laurel Smith LEJOG July 2015
A tremendous route and obvious that a great deal of thought has gone into it. The tour organisation was first class. For us OAP cyclists, the brew stops morning and afternoon were a huge help. Four 20 mile rides were easier than one 80 mile marathon! Overall , the tour was fantastic. I was able to achieve my goal and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. I now feel like a real cyclist, though I know it is not true.
Mike Allen LEJOG July 2015
Very easy as a customer – all expectations were surpassed! I am not a long standing cyclist, very much an amateur, with a hybrid bike. The tour gave me exactly the support and challenge I required and relished to achieve an important aim. It was an amazing experience and now that I reflect upon it I almost feel that for two weeks I was in another world.
Nick Martin LEJOG June/July 2015
The fare served up by the brew van was outstanding and so were almost all of the other lunches and food along the way.
Mike Jackson LEJOG June/July 2015
Fantastic experience. I found the cycling pretty challenging but very enjoyable. The route was great and all aspects of the tour from planning to delivery were excellent. A really nice bunch of people on the tour, good socialising. I decided to make a few adjustments during the tour and the tour guides were so supportive – helped me finish the tour in a way that was manageable for me, still got to see Scotland which was amazing. I really like how the accommodation is spread over smaller B&B’s, really feel like we were supporting the local people rather than the big chains all the time and I feel this is positive and important.
Ella LEJOG June/July 2015
The tour has literally changed our outlook on life! Please don’t change a thing!
Alan and Debra Hargreaves LEJOG June/July 2015
Couldn’t fault anything – the tour was fantastic, the lads were great, the route was perfect. Keep up the good work, I will definitely be using your company again in the future.
David Thomas LEJOG) June 2015
You have a great formula - good staff and good organisation, I will definitely book with you again.
Sean Ahern LEJOG June 2015
Perfect service, could not have asked for any more.
Pat Daffarn LEJOG June 2015
Lunches at the brew van far exceeded expectation and anything experienced on other cycling holidays. Peak Tours seem to have thought about everything, I cannot think of any way to improve.
Stephen Adler LEJOG June 2015
I liked the variety of small B&Bs and bigger hotels, stayed at some really lovely places. Really liked the fresh fruit and the variety of food, like having local delicacies.
Judy LEJOG June 2015
It was amazing. I recommend your company to anyone who asks me about my journey. Many thanks indeed for enabling me to achieve the journey.
Jane Askey LEJOG June 2015
The route was fantastic. So carefully planned, so varied and safe. Thank you!
Kathy Roberts and Adam Malin LEJOG June 2015
The food was better than excellent. I’d heard about the brew van, on the training weekend and this was a great feature of the support. I couldn’t believe how much I was eating every day and this included hovering up loads at each van stop as the selection was amazing and just too tempting. There was a good range of food available at each lunch stop and the options for dinner gave plenty of choice.
Chris Williamson LEJOG June 2015
Excellent, amazing two weeks. Would highly recommend.
Adam Merriman LEJOG May 2015
I think that the entire tour, its leadership and execution was brilliant.
Steve Ironside LEJOG May 2015
The organisation of the accommodation, bags and brew van were excellent. It was particularly impressive to see a suggested item for the brew stop appear the next day (one of our group suggested scones). Having experienced this supported tour I would not consider an unsupported tour.
Steve Stone LEJOG May 2015
Keep it going as it is, and the guides are excellent!
Michael Burton LEJOG May 2015
I thought the route was excellent, keeping us off the main roads as much as possible. I was amazed at the lack of punctures on the route too which was good. The route notes as always were excellent. I used mine every day. The food provided was spot on and provided excellent value for money. The organisation was excellent and catered for everyone and all kinds of situations.
Mick Buxton LEJOG May 2015
I was very unsure as to whether I could do it but your organisation and team made it a real pleasure.
Adrian Long LEJOG May 2015
Showed the country off to its best, very scenic and little traffic. The new route through Scotland was certainly good.
Peter Bowden LEJOG May 2015
Everything ran so effortlessly, again a complete tribute to the team on tour and obviously all the hard work at base camp.
Amelia Percy LEJOG May 2015
I would certainly recommend Peak Tours to people who want to complete this challenge. All three guides were excellent and added to the ride in their different ways.
Pam Gretton Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014
Graham, Niv and Andy made the tour. They were very supportive and great company. Overall, the tour was excellent.
San Chima Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014
The tour guides were fantastic, gave support where required and quickly recognised that we were competent cyclists/navigators/mechanics and left us to it! They seemed to genuinely care that we were all happy and went out of their way to solve any problems.
Can't fault the organisation - very slick operation.
Stephen Jackson Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014
The variety of B&Bs was very good – each was unique. Cannot say enough how helpful Graham, Niv and Bill were throughout the trip.
Dave Varga (Canada) Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014
Absolutely fantastic.I've already recommended you to a number of friends and as soon as I have the time, I plan to do another trip with you!
Gilly Cooper Lands End to John O'Groats
The organisation was absolutely bloody fantastic. Its obvious that a lot of effort has been put in to planning routes and sorting stops and accommodation.Really impressed - no wonder you get repeat business. Am seriously considering signing up for another tour when my bum recovers!
Victoria Barber Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014
Fantastic experience. Graham, Johnny and Bill were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Cannot speak highly enough of their efforts to make the tour enjoyable. Very impressed with the food- buying in local specialities as we travelled North was a nice touch.
Have recommended Peak Tours to everyone I speak to about the trip.
Ian Mason Lands End to John O'Groats
Congratulations all round! Trip of a lifetime! Thank you!
Nickie Willcocks Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014
The organisation was perfect but without being overpowering in any way. I was more mentally relaxed for the whole fortnight than I have been for years! The tour guides (Graham, Andy and Niv) were tremendous. Their care, attention, skills and approach made the whole tour work so smoothly and perfectly but also so relaxed and flexible.
Judith Hodges Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014
This is so good! I would recommend Peak Tours without any reservations! We are looking on the website to see what we can do next!
The group size sounded too big but it was great. Always someone you could ride with but you could be on your own if you wanted.
Pete Woolley Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014
Peak Tours is brilliant. This was my first 'supported' tour. Hopefully, I will do another and if I do, it will be with Peak Tours.
The brew van was brilliant - if we suggested something different to eat/drink, it was on the van the next day. Good mix of group meals and free evenings gave us the right amount of space whilst still feeling part of a group.
The tour ran like clockwork - incredibly well organised throughout by Graham, Niv and Andy.
Richard Woolley Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014
From start to finish, I thought the tour was excellently organised. it was an unforgettable experience. Thank you.
Daryl Goodall Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2014
I will recommend Peak Tours to everyone. I will be booking another tour with you in the future.
Dave Watts Lands End to John O'Groats August 2014
Steve - it is now two weeks since we finished the ride of a lifetime. I must share how wonderful an experience the ride was. It began as a distance challenge, but by about day 2 or 3, as the group gels and we become more comfortable with the routine and your team, the ride is about people, life's experiences, remarkable countryside and the collective mission to get through to the next brew stop! I have told all on my return, that the distance is eminently achievable - it is the rest of the experience one is unprepared for. As for the guides - had it not been for the incredible talent of Graham, Andy and Dave, we all would have enjoyed the trip considerably less than we did.
Paul Hanegraaf Lands End to John O'Groats August 2014
Wow! Where do I start? Did the tour meet my expectations? In a word - No - it far exceeded them! it really is difficult to put into words how much I enjoyed not just the journey of LEJOG but the whole experience overall.
Mark Watson Lands End to John O'Groats August 2014
The tour organisation was as smooth as a cashmere codpiece!
John Hatfield Lands End to John O'Groats August 2014
Wonderful accommodation with lovely people - very helpful and welcoming
The food provided was perfect. Lunches were fabulous, brew stops wonderful - Andy, Graham and Dave could not do enough for us.I can't praise them highly enough. Great mechanical knowledge, very caring, inspired confidence, great company.
I had the time of my life.
Helen Hulme Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2014
The group size was perfect as we all found small groups of people at similar speed so we stayed together, then in the evenings we mixed with the other riders. Everyone got on really well.
Will be coming back for more and will recommend you to all my cycling friends too. I can't thank you enough for exceeding all our expectations and helping us live a dream that we have had for so long.
Josie and Richard Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2014
To make a tour accessible to relatively inexperienced cyclists and yet still challenging to club riders is no easy thing. Graham, Dave and Andy went above and beyond to ensure that everybody's needs were catered for. All aspects of the tout were very well organised and it is really difficult to see how you could improve on the 'Peak Tours Experience'. Thank you!
David Tilley Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2014
The trip was incredible, brilliant, really really enjoyed it. The group was quite special and we made many new friends. Graham, |Dave and Andy were outstanding, with nothing too much trouble and looked after us extremely well. Could not have better. Big thanks.
Gill Parry Lands End to John O'Groats
First time using peak tours and was really pleased how well organised it was. Would highly recommend and would do another tour.
Heather Reid Lands End to John O'Groats July 2014
Steve - it was just brilliant from first contact to battling to get my bike out of the box yesterday! I have lived the dream. Peak Tours are a company I would highly recommend and i think I will be coming back for more.
Helen Evans Lands End to John O'Groats June/July2014
Niv, Johnny and James worked so hard to make the trip run smoothly and they were great guides and companions! I had such a good time. Brilliant!
Fran McLean Lands End to John O'Groats June 2014
Guides were beyond excellent. Brew van was totally awesome – that red van made the Tour for me! Overall, excellent plus.
Ian Hope Lands End to John O'Groats June 2014
Steve, you’ve got it just right, mate – don’t change a thing. We wish it could have lasted forever (except for the sore backsides and tired legs)!
Peter & Karen Teague (Australia) Lands End to John O'Groats June 2014
The accommodations were perfect and interestingly varied and gave me a well - rounded sense of what Britain is all about. Everything worked like clockwork. Thanks for doing such a great job. I will definitely choose Peak Tours on my next cycling adventure.
Lauren Nadler (USA) Lands End to John O'Groats June 2014
If you are crazy enough to attempt to ride LEJOG then I challenge anyone to find a better company than Peak Tours. Their support and organisation was absolutely excellent. We’ve now ridden two of their bike tours and would definitely ride with them again.
Jill Armstrong Lands End to John O'Groats June 2014
This has been the hardest thing I have ever done but also the most rewarding and the biggest accomplishment ever! Peak Tours made that possible and I would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of doing a cycling tour!
Kay Murfin Lands End to John O'Groats May/June 2014
I always felt that I was in safe hands. The cycling was fantastic and the guides (Graham and Jim) added to the experience with their stories, jokes, knowledge and encouragement every step of the way. Will definitely book up for another Peak Tour!
Joanna Chapman Lands End to John O'Groats May/June 2014
Thanks to everyone involved in making this an amazing and unforgettable experience. Highly recommended.
Clyde Percy Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014
LEJOG is a big deal for anyone who undertakes such a challenge. I always felt that Peak Tours respected that in the way they facilitated our dreams coming true.
Tony Barton Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014
The experience of a lifetime. Thanks for putting on such a great tour. Exceeded all of my expectations.
Matt Taylor Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014
When Andrew suggested we do this on a tandem, I wasn’t sure it was possible. Not only did we manage it but we also enjoyed every minute – and would have happily gone back down again with Graham, Bill, Niv and the rest of the group)!
Jill Buzzard Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014
Route notes were spot on – clearly a lot of work goes on into maintaining and checking them. Organisation couldn’t have been better. Everything sorted, problems resolved quickly and efficiently. Felt fully supported at all times.
Phil Beed Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014
Excellent mix of fast roads, country lanes and traffic free routes using NCN where practicable. Love to do it again, although I know I won’t!
Colin Carritt Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014
The last two weeks was everything I had hoped it would be, and possibly a little bit more. Tough, challenging, emotional, but immensely rewarding and a whole lot of fun!
Jane Cullen Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014
Rodney Binley Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013
Tony Warne made the trip for me, so helpful and informative and patient and looked after the bike really well. He was kept busy! Would definitely ask for Tony again, in a year or so!
Paul Rebours Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013
The route was very enjoyable and I had to stop sometimes to take in the view and the silence. I sometimes found I was speechless which is hard to do!! I have seen parts of the country I have never seen before and I will be making sure I visit these places again.
Fantastic tour which I would love to do again. I am made up I have achieved a massive goal in my life and I can say I did LEJOG.
Craig Boote Lands End to John O'Groats September 2013
I loved all three tour guides Graham, Jonny and James! They all worked hard with their duties of cycling with the group, manning the brew van and fetching and delivering the luggage. Collectively they gave great advice on bike problems, eating , drinking, restaurant choices in town and body niggles!
Teresa Bailey Lands End to John O'Groats September 2013
Great experience! Good value for money
Bob White Lands End to John O'Groats September 2013
The pub buffets were excellent and the organised evening meals and recommended places to eat were all great too.
Graham, Andy and Johnny were fantastic company and their encouragement and support throughout the two weeks really made a difference. The way they responded to everyone on the trip helped us all to get along. No one was ever left out, as can easily happen with a big group of people. I was amazed by Graham’s technical know –how and really appreciated how he tackled any bike problems with good cheer. His morning briefings were excellent and he was always so positive (even in the rain), making it easier to get going each day. Johnny and Andy provided much humour and were always a welcome and cheerful sight at the brew stops.
I really enjoyed the whole trip, from a cycling point of view, but also as a holiday. I’d thought about trying to do an unsupported tour but was so glad that I did it this way instead. Everything about the organisation and the way the trip was run really made it a superb two weeks. In the future I’m sure I’ll be looking at some of the other trips you run
Michael Walker Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013
The trip has been amazing. Arriving at JOG as one group speaks volumes about the friendship and support we all gave and received along the journey. I am indebted to everyone and thank each of you for making this experience a life long memory I will treasure.
Sallyann Gladman Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013
Absolutely brilliant, best “holiday” yet! A great mix of people from all age groups and all walks of life. The guides friendly, helpful and experience certainly added value to this trip.
Dean Snowden Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013
The route notes were really detailed, we didn’t get lost once!
What can I say! Nigel, Graham and Tony were simply the best. I was so impressed with how quickly they appeared when we had a problem. They were always happy, friendly, encouraging and really couldn’t have done more for us. Brilliant!
Mel Johnson Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013
I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the youth hostels and I liked the atmosphere.
The tour leaders were very enthusiastic, very genuine concern for us all, our safety and enjoyment of the trip. Professional at all times but still made the tour great fun. Nothing was ever a problem and they went out of their way on a daily basis. The guys worked well as a team and the banter between them was great.
Anne Hall Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013
Brilliant organisation, tour notes and support. Very friendly and supportive. The ride was great because of the group, the age spread, mix of gender and ability. The daily mileage was just about right.
Jonathan Mellish Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013
Graham, Nigel and Tony were absolutely amazing, I was so grateful for their support and encouragement throughout.
Esther Hansen Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013
The training weekend was very useful, it was a wake up call to put more hills into training. I certainly went from distance to hills during the last few weeks.
Martin Gloster Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013
A fabulous experience, Peak Tours is very well organised, friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering LEJOG or any other cycle tour
Jo Bridle Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013
The tour leader (Nigel) was magnificent. I cannot give enough praise for his enthusiasm, his work ethic throughout and his management/organisational skills. A lovely sense of humour. All three worked well as a team and are to be congratulated on the way they performed their duties
Pete Webb Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013
Loved it and didn’t want it to end
Maurice Hoare Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013
I’d like to thank you for all the hard work you put in before we left-sorting accommodation, transfers, meals etc. Everything ran like clockwork and it’s a credit to you that it did. You have a great company that I’d recommend in a heartbeat to anybody and would eagerly use again.
Esther Hansen Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013
Maurice and I really enjoyed the tour – indeed I think it might even have the status of “best holiday ever”! Yes the weather helped, but I think for both of us it was the people who made the holiday – both the tour leaders and the other participants- I have to admit I felt quite emotional leaving everyone at Inverness Station and to think we had only known each other for two weeks!
Fran Hoare Lands End to John O'Groats July/August
I wish we could have had a day off at JOG then turned and gone back to LE, it was that superb. I hope to join you for Dover to Cape Wrath next July, please can we have Graham, Phil and Niv (and sunshine!)
Sarah Grigor Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013
The route was amazing! Lots of smaller quiet roads through fantastic scenery – what’s not to like?!
This is the best holiday I have ever had. The heady mix of exercise, fantastic scenery and great people add up to an experience I will treasure forever. Thank you Peak Tours I have had the time of my life!
Fiona Narburgh Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013
The owners of the B&B’s were uniformly excellent in the service they gave
Geoff Searle Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013
This is the best thing I have ever done and Peak Tours organisation and planning is superb. If you want to do something life changing, do LEJOG and do it with Peak Tours!
Mike Hopkins Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013
The Accommodations exceeded my expectations.
Keeping the tour off busy roads saves lives and makes for a more memorable ride. It’s nice to see that there still is a bit of “Old England” that still exists
David William Chester Lands End to John O'Groats June/July 2013
Many, many thanks to you and all at Peak Tours. The experience was fantastic and a challenge that I will never forget. Graham, James and Johnny were superb and the logistics, arrangements, route notes, B&B’s, brew van stops and general organisation was highly effective and enabled a memorable experience for all.
Andy Nichol Lands End to John O'Groats June/July 2013
My memory of the route is not of the hills but of the fabulous downhills that seemed to go on for miles!
Everything went smoothly and was extremely well organised. The whole route was made much easier and enjoyable with the brew stops and lunch stops.
Trish Winterbottom Lands End to John O'Groats June/July 2013
Suberb route, well researched and put together. Good use of NCN and main roads where unavoidable
Andy Nichol Lands End to John O'Groats June/July 2013
The guys were excellent. Very professional, dedicated and approachable
Mike Grigg Lands End to John O'Groats June/July 2013
The tour organisation was great. The riders only had the bike, roads, weather, direction, hills, food and drink to worry about. You really do enter a different world for two weeks. Brilliant!
Colin Loader Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013
The route was truly exceptional, the Garmin routes were excellent and your team knew virtually all of the detail
Tony Thurston Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013
One of the joys of the trip was the variety of places that we stayed. I particularly liked The Mill in Conder Green and The Crask
Clare Hearnshaw Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013
I thought the group size was just right, the group spread out during cycling and it was nice to meet up later for the group meals
John and Jill Hetherington Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013
I would recommend Peak Tours to anyone. Customer service, organisation, enjoyment, detail, flexibility, brilliant!
Ron Hulman Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013
I thought the route notes were very clear and concise – a veritable triumph!
The trip of a lifetime, how do you improve upon perfection?!
Gary Green Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013
All the lunch stops were great, the brew van was excellent and a great joy to reach each day, I love the brew van – will miss that!
Loved our tour leader (Lee ) and guides,. They were always jolly and motivated us all in the right direction even on the tough days. They must be exhausted working for 2 weeks with no break, however that never showed in their behaviour and personality, I felt well looked after.
Had a great two weeks and found the whole trip mentally relaxing! I’ll probably get cycle withdrawal symptoms! I would definitely recommend Peak Tours.
Liz Hook Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013
Awesome. Keep doing what you’re doing.
Mark Goodwill Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013
Loved the fact that the accommodation hosts were so welcoming, accommodating offering to wash wet/dirty cycling gear, asking how our day had been etc. Little things like that do make a difference!
Having selected Peak Tours because we wanted organisation without it feeling organised, we have to say it was spot on. It was so very well organised that it just flowed
We loved the training weekend, it gave us the confidence to approach LEJOG knowing what we’d been doing was along the right lines
Lee, Neil and Graham could not have done more. They were organised, helpful, sympathetic, motivating and fun. They made the whole experience flow so that all we had to do each day was get on our bikes each day and cycle. If LEJOG could ever be said to be “easy” they made it feel so.
Gary and Lisa Eato Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013
Evening meals were brilliant, a good combination of “organised” evenings and free choice.
The brewstops were brilliant in every respect and responded to my requests
All three (Lee, Neil and Graham) were outstanding in every respect. They were all extremely professional; supportive and encouraging; well informed about the ride and route and helpful in sorting out bike problems, I can’t praise them enough.
I had a fantastic time and would recommend Peak Tours very highly to anybody contemplating LEJOG
David Wynn Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013
Evening meals were brilliant, a good combination of “organised” evenings and free choice. David Wynn May 2013
The brewstops were brilliant in every respect and responded to my requests David Wynn May 2013
All three (Lee, Neil and Graham) were outstanding in every respect. They were all extremely professional; supportive and encouraging; well informed about the ride and route and helpful in sorting out bike problems, I can’t praise them enough.
Ian Shipton Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013
Overall a brilliant tour which I would recommend to anyone wishing to do a LEJOG
Neil 10/10 Graham 10/10 Lee 11/10
Chris Sullivan Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013
The tour surpassed all my expectations
Chris Sullivan Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013
A first class route
Lee is a star, Neil will be missed and Graham is a first class addition to the team, Nothing was too much trouble for the group. They communicated all necessary information well, helped to maintain the bikes and organised everything.
Lunches were great at every venue. Snacks in the brew van were varied and plentiful
John Pointon Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013
Lee, Neil and Graham did an excellent job of seeing everything ran smoothly and that everyone was happy, thanks again to you all you made the tour enjoyable
Matty Davies Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013
A good balance between a demanding route and a fun holiday. It didn’t take itself too seriously, but was professional in its delivery.
Phil N Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013
I would like to complement you on the amazing way in which you organised our tour, and supported us all the way to John”O’Groats. I cannot speak highly enough about you, and of course Phil and Graham. It was wonderful to arrive at the end of a day and find our bags in the room. The B&Bs were well chosen, and won me over to B&Bs , rather than hotels.
Andy H Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
Thanks for a truly life-changing experience during this ride.So many unforgetable moments with interesting individuals that the photos keep me reminded of. A special thank you to Steve, Graham, and Phil whose organisation and support was terrific.
Norman B Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
Just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic experience. The support provided by yourself, Graham and Phil was superb and very reassuring. Everything ran so smoothly it probably doesn't make us appreciate the effort that has to go into the organisation and looking after everybody's different needs. What was most impressive was that support always seemed to be able to be provided to everybody no matter where they were on the route. I still don't know how you managed that with no sign of stress shown by any of you.
Tony W Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
Thank you, Steve, for sending along the great photos. I have thoroughly enjoyed going through each one just now and once more reliving our outstanding adventure together. I fear my poor wife and dear friends back here at home in the States are tiring of my endless chatter about LEJOG. But it will remain always one of the best and most fun things I have ever done in my life. I loved each day as well as being with all of you. Please know of my great gratitude for everyone's good cheer having a lone American along for the ride; y'all were very gracious to me! You Brits have one gloriously beautiful kingdom, and it was a privilege for me to see the country this way.
Leigh S Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
"An amazing experience, the weather, body, bike, and social challenges. The journey became more physically, and mentally achievable as the days went by. It made me draw so deep everyday on many different levels, that I can not begin to tell you (it has enabled me to grow and develop in mind, body, and soul!). I almost did not want it to end.......Why not spend the rest of your life cycling around the world, living out of a rucksack, and a pannier! However, life goes on, and I would miss my good friends!"
Tracy O Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
The Accommodation was great and the owners where very friendly and helpful and the ones doing our washing was a great help.
Loved the route with some great traffic free roads and lovely views.
Route notes where excellent and very clear to read so they tell me as we left that up to Jim and Tony !!!
The tour organisation was excellent much better than I had expected. A big thanks to you, Phil and Graham, you all could not have been more helpful.
I loved the tour, we had a great time and met lots of nice people so its something I will never forget.
I will have no problems in recommending your tour to any one so thanks again for making LEJOG such a great 14 days and hope all goes well in the future.
Mark G Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
Thanks again for the trip, I have stayed at some pretty nice resorts and not had the good time I had with your operation.
I have told people about it and mentioned that your 100% professional as are Graham and Phil.
I have never seen 24 strangers 27 including you guys, for 2 weeks be in such close quarters without a cross word or bad comment about something, that alone says you ran a successful trip. A good time was had all around.
Dana F Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
Clearly a lot of effort had gone into ensuring the best possible route at all times.
Route notes faultless, knowledge of the route by Peak Tours very good – realistic and sensible
Steve, Phil & Graham could not have been more helpful, more supportive, always smiling, always there, quietly efficient
Thank you for making what had been a long term ambition come true – the support and service you offered made it possible for me
Punch M Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
Route was brilliant with good use of NCN etc. It was amazing that you managed to keep the route notes so accurate. Notes backed up by excellent briefing each morning.
Brilliant organisation, brilliant leadership and a brilliant experience from start to finish. Many Thanks to Steve Graham & Phil.
Trevor C Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
Perfection on Wheels!
Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
Route was fantastic – quiet country lanes with A roads at a minimum. I find this difficult to do for local training routes so to have such a great routes for the length of the UK shows the preparation and planning you have carried out.
For what must be a daunting task I thought the tour organisation was excellent. Morning debrief very good idea, route notes good, arrangements with luggage van , brew van etc - excellent. All the staff very approachable and more than helpful with any questions even at the end of a long day.
Good mix of choice of pubs some evenings / group meals on others. Tour cost seemed reasonable when we booked it up when you broke it down day by day. Having been on the tour and experienced what was provided this is definitely the case.
Thank you for helping me achieve an ambition / dream I have had since I was 15 years old.
Steve P Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
The tour organisation was ten out of ten, I think you had everything covered. I wish I was doing it again next week.
David W Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013
I saw some parts of the U.K i didn't know existed; some beautiful towns and villages. I saw some amazing scenery, The Wye Valley, The Highlands etc, etc. The Sustrans cycle paths were great. All in all a great route difficult to better.
All the lunch stops were tremendous, excellent quality and large amounts to feed hungry people. Really excellent!
I met some lovely people. We all seemed to gel well and get on. Much of this was down to the skills of the three organisers who made sure things worked.
BRILLIANT!! Wonderful organisation. Tony, Lee and Neil deserve instant beatification. I felt they really cared. They were sensitive to situations, they never ceased smiling and encouraging. They were tolerant and never judgmental of my laziness and disorganisation. A really great team. Without them i'm certain i wouldn't have finshed. And Lee's one mean guitarist too!!
I feel elated, disconnected from reality and really pleased to have had such a wonderful adventure with such a lovely group of people.
T, Issit Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012
I loved the fact that it's quite understated, no fussing or faffing about, keep up the low key approach.
The lads were brilliant, in fact for me it was them that made the whole thing possible, all I had to do was pedal. All three of them of them went out of their way to help us and were happy from start to finish.
The tour was fantastic, don't fix what ain't broke, you're doing a great job!
G, Caine Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012
Lee, Neil and Tony were absolute superstars and set the tone for the whole trip. I can't praise them highly enough. They were professional, knowledgable and helpful to a fault, organised, diligent, cheerful and a whole lot of fun. An absolute credit to Peak Tours
G, Phillips Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012
I loved the informal, but at the same time efficient approach
Great tour leader/team and overall back-up.
A most enjoyable two weeks which was made easier by the input from Peak Tours
G, Dent Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012
Tour guides were perfect! Smoothly organised. No complaints. Thank you!
I, Grant Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012
Hi Steve, can i just say what a fantastic experience the tour was. Great bunch of people from all different backgrounds. The B and B's were great, the lunch stops were all of a high quality. The route notes spot on! A special mention to all three guides who were fantastic and certainly earned their money over the two weeks. Lee was very professional throughout and i could tell he really loves what he does. Neil was brilliant! always cheerful had a great laugh with him he really got my sense of humour! And Tony is just quality he too has got a great personality, which you definitely need for this job. I have not one complaint! Loved every minute! Full marks from me. Thanks again.
T, Lobley Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012
A great team who made the 1000 miles a pleasure. Thank you very much
J, Parmar Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012
I found navigation really easy and i was warned about this beforehand as it's not a strongpoint of mine
My suggestions are just that. I couldn't find fault ( I would say 'if i tried' but i did try!) I would have no hesitations in recommending you to anyone. Steve, Nigel and Graham really made the trip. I felt totally supported and looked after in every way from being fed well, being encouraged, being advised to looking after my bike (and my flip flop!)
R, Crisp Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
First rate organisation, it's hard to imagine how it could be bettered
A wonderful experience that i have recommended to my friends
From my perspective perfect
R, Hamilton Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
Generally speaking the quality of service is not particularly high in the U.K as we discussed during the tour, but there are always exceptions, i think that you are one of them!
I felt that Steve, Nigel and Graham were excellent leaders/partners to travel with. Companying with twenty-five people for two weeks is not an easy task, but you did it fantastically. I was truly impressed with all of you!
The trip was an unforgettable experience and i felt that i chose the right company.
T, Kitagawa Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
All accommodation was to a very high standard with a very friendly service, clean and comfortable
The route was challenging but very enjoyable throughout
The food was fantastic, varied and plentiful.
I have never been on anything so well organised, which made the whole experience extremely enjoyable.
Steve, Graham and Nigel 'Three Lovely Chaps' who made the trip really enjoyable, nothing was too much trouble, all were well organised and informed, a very big thank you to all!
M, Smith Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
The route is well thought out and went through some of the most beautiful parts of the country.
There was a good mix of people and enough that smaller groups of similar ability were formed.
It was well organised and ran very smoothly. Well done
What can i say? - it was the best thing i've ever done and i would do it again tomorrow. I haven't laughed so much in years!
Keep doing what you're doing it was ACE!! There was a good mix of people and enough that smaller groups of similar ability were formed.
J, Mc Roberts Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
Cannot fault the tour in any way whatsoever it was fantastic food, route, accommodation and staff were all above any expectation i was hoping for. And people were as friendly and helpful, thank you so much.
D, Duffy Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
The tour organisation was first class, 11/10 !!
L, Farmer Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
All the B&B's i stayed in were good, especially the walled garden in Moreton Hampstead, the landlady was very helpful and the place was immaculate. Obviously the Crask Inn was another highlight; a surreal but wonderful place to stay!
I thought the route was excellent. It kept us off the main roads wherever possible which was really appreciated
The route notes were detailed, clear and easy to follow
It was such a luxury to have all the lunches organised and ready to eat
I was continually impressed by the organisation throughout the duration of the trip. It seemed that every eventuality had been thought of. The brew stops also seemed to always be at exactly the point where i was thinking i really need a brew stop!
The training weekend was excellent. It gave me a real taster of how the days riding would work. It also gave me a real idea of how fit i would need to be.
I really can't find any fault with this trip ata all i will happily be recommending Peak Tours to anyone who wants to do a similar trip
F, Berry Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
The attention to detail impressed me the most, you thought of everything.
Unforgettable for all the right reasons.
The tour is perfect, keep doing what you're doing!
S, Whitehead Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
The tour organisation was superb, i know you've done many and are so well practised in organising these tours but the van stops/milage and routes taken (ie where accommodation was and the terrain covered before and after) was perfect in my opinion.
S, Blake Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
From start to finish it way exceeded my expectations. From the routes to the milage each day and the individual care.
A, Griffiths Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012
I would recommend you to anyone, in fact i have!
Enjoyed it immensely. You and the team exceeded all expectations
Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012
Couldn't believe the lunches - especially the Sunday Carvery near Kendal. I put weight on during the tour so it must have been good!
M, Starr Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012
All B&B's were comfortable and welcoming
N, Hall Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012
Nice mix of people. Group large enough to be able to socialise with a variety of different characters. Worked well
It surpassed my expectations, i absolutely loved it
K, Meadows Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012
I thought the route excellent. It was interesting and challenging and i liked the fact it avoided as many main roads as possible. I did just over 1000 miles. It was useful having a few options as well. I have subsequently talked to other people who have done the record route and i think i made the right choice.
B, Thomas Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012
All the accommodation was of a very high standard run by pleasant people who were welcoming and helpful. At the end of a very wet day on the bike it was really nice to know there would be a hot shower, comfortable bed and good food. Those owners who were willing to wash cycling kit were particularly useful and perhaps it would be possible to stress this point to the owners of the B&B's
Lee, Neil and Rod were very well organised and everything happened where and when they said it would. The brew van stops and organised lunch stops were most welcome and contrasted strongly with my previous LEJOG where you were basically left to fend for yourself all day. Although i didn't suffer mechanical problems or health/injury issues, it was good to know that back-up was available if needed.
J, Holmes Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012
Excellent route with limited time spent on busy roads.
The training weekend was very useful, it helped focus my mind about the amount of training required.
A great experience and one that i will never forget. It was tough but thoroughly enjoyable at the same time
D, Clark Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012
Excellent, I don't have to say anymore, just excellent!
Excellent from the day i called you to the end. Excellent value for money and three great lads to help me on my way.
R, Davis Lands End to John O'Groats June 2012
From start to finish a very slick operation
M, Steer Lands End to John O'Groats June 2012
Well thought out and briefed. The three operators responded quickly and effectively to changing circumstances, well done!
Helpful to relatives! All staff were courteous towards myself and daughters on seeing Martin off and cheering him back in and welcoming. Thank you for looking after him!!!
M, Llewellyn Lands End to John O'Groats June 2012
Having a cuppa from the back of the van mid morning and mid afternoon was perfect and something i haven't seen on other trips. Excellent supply of biscuits and bananas(and strawberries!!)
D, Brook Lands End to John O'Groats June 2012
Fantastic route notes with meticulous planning and the milages were spot on
R, Grimmer Lands End to John O'Groats June 2012
Really enjoyed the training weekend. It was good to meet with others and also to see how Peak Tours worked as an organisation.
J, De wit Lands End to John O'Groats May 2012
I just wanted to say thank you for a superb trip, It was a fantastic experience and extremely well organised and run from beginning to end. It was an absolute pleasure to meet both of you and I hope to ride with you again before too long.
M Nichols Lands End to John O'Groats September 2011
Now that I have settled back in at home I wanted to write and express my gratitude and appreciation that you, your company and Nick put into organising the End to End over the past couple of weeks. Personally, I feel that my achievement could not have happened without your tremendous support. What was particularly remarkable for me and I think Phil was the 'hands on' personal service you gave. I imagine that by the end you were feeling as exhausted as we were. I was very impressed with way both you and Nick tried to accommodate the varied needs, wants and capabilities of the group. It was a group of such diverse experience and ability so it was a tribute to you that we all made it 'home'.
I rather enjoyed the mix of B&Bs as all were distinctive and enjoyable in their own way. The comaraderie amongst the group was great and it was good to see that emerge over the weeks.
Once again I have nothing but praise for the very personal and informal organisation of the trip and I wish you every success with the business in the future. Don't forget to let me know when the London - Vienna ride gets off the ground.
D Woodman Lands End to John O'Groats September 2011
Just a quick note to say thank you for making the September lejog such a memorable experience for me. It was always reassuring to know that you were around to deal with any problems.
I'm sure that as participants we didn't see or know about all the headaches you had to deal with behind the scenes. Thanks also for doing the running repairs on my bike in such a calm & professional way.
All in all, a great trip and I would thoroughly recommend Peak Tours to anyone else contemplating doing the end to end.
P Skipp Lands End to John O'Groats September 2011
Loved every minute of it!
S Briars Lands End to John O'Groats September 2011
It's up there with the best experiences of my life!
Lands End to John O'Groats August 2011
Fantastic & very helpful guides - supportive & always there.
Karen Lands End to John O'Groats August 2011
Trip of a lifetime!
Lands End to John O'Groats August 2011
I am writing to thank you for an excellent tour from LE to JOG. The tour by far exceeded my expectations. As I mentioned at our celebration dinner, it seems important to you for us to enjoy, not just endure the trip. My favorite places to stay were the aged buildings with creaky floors and narrow stairs (still clean and comfortable with good food and a hot shower). I believe your soft-spoken and patient manner helped secure the sense of camaraderie that made the trip a pleasure.
I thank you also for helping me with my pre-trip questions.
By way of contrast, I would mention what I observed at the pub in Mey where we gathered on the last day. Each time one of our riders came through the door, there was a spontaneous cheer from the group already assembled. It was not planned or forced, but a genuine appreciation for the success of each person. Also in the same pub were the riders of another company. Each time one of their riders came through the door, there was just a glance and shrug of the shoulders. I find this a very telling story.
I thank you and Nick for leading us through the small villages and narrow roads on a very scenic route. It was a great challenge and adventure.
J Jenkins Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011
The tour exceeded my expectations. I had planned this as a once in a lifetime opportuntity & now have the memories to cherish. The added bonus was the chance to establish friendhips & to share the daily experiences with other riders.
Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011
I was highly impressed with how slick everything was. You were dealing with a lot on a daily basis but never got rattled. Both Steve & Nick were excellent. I felt fully supported at all times.
I have no hesitation in recommending you to other people, in fact I already have. I would also be interested in future tours aswell.
S Moore Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011
Just a quick note to say how much I really enjoyed the 2 weeks. I thought the whole group gelled together remarkably well and with lots of laughs and encouragement along the way. All over far too soon.
It’s taken several days to come down from the high of day after day of scenery, camaraderie, eating, riding and witty banter!
A special thanks to you and Nick for making it all so relaxed, friendly and exceptionally well organised. 10 out of 10.
Hope the August tour goes well without you………a very tough act to follow.
Please do let me know as soon as you have more details of your proposed European tour……. I could be the first to sign up!
M Taylor Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011
Just wanted to say a further massive thank you to you both for an absolutely fabulous LEJOG holiday/challenge. It was all I hoped it would be and much more, enjoyed the whole ride and really appreciated the fantastic support/organisation and support from yourselves.
Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011
The route was fantastic – great mix of rural roads & NCN routes – we did very little cycling on busy roads & where we did it was unavoidable. The route up through Scotland in particular was brilliant.
The lunches were absolutely fantastic – a great choice & just the right type of food. Provided the opportunity to meet up before the afternoon cycling. Breakfasts at both B&B’s & YHA’s were also very good. Never felt hungry for the whole ride.
Both Steve & Nick did their own individual roles to perfection – in addition it was done in such a way as you never felt a nuisance asking for anything, asking advice etc. I thought the ‘atmosphere’ that you generated/fostered within the group was first class!
The tour was everything I hoped it would be & much more. I have never been on any tours before so was a bit apprehensive as to what to expect & whether I’d cope, but I can honestly say that I loved the while experience – even the rainy day out of Slaidburn – a real achievement!
C Ball Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011
Steve & Nick were first class – hard working, well informed, constantly thinking forward and so good humoured – the pair of you should give classes.
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour – did what it said on the tin. Peak Tours did a sterling job.
D Anderson Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011
The tour organisation was excellent, I couldn’t fault it. Also the bike pack & return service was great – bike got back quickly & had been very well packed.
Hats off to both Steve & Nick for unfailing patience, good humour, hard work & stamina in coping with everything we & fate could throw at you and still come up smiling.
N Scott Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011
Highly recommended – would definitely recommend to anyone else thinking about doing this challenge as well as any other challenges. The best organised tour I have been on by a mile!
S Swann Lands End to John O'Groats April 2011
Just had a great time. I think the relaxed way it runs suited me perfectly. If I felt like trying to beat Steve to the destination, that was fine. Other days take it easy and ride at the back, again fine. I saw one group in Keswick who were all dressed in the same firms jackets and were in a very orderly single file, that would have got right up my nose!
J Billingham Lands End to John O'Groats April 2011
Steve's gormet spreads were great. Good variety & quality of food & nice option to have hot drinks, top effort!
The tour was really well run. I would happily recommend to others. A great way to see the UK!.
V Anstiss Lands End to John O'Groats April 2011
I really enjoyed the route - it was a bit of everything & we managed to stay off busy roads which was great.
The lunches & snack stops were sensational - I was amazed & really pleased at the variety of options and it meant that no matter what you felt like there was always something good to eat.
The tour organisation was brilliant. I was really impressed & really enjoyed it - would have happily cycled back to Lands End!
D Irvine Lands End to John O'Groats April 2011
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the great organisation that obviously went into the Lejog tour we have just finished. There was almost nothing that could have been better from the moment we arrived in St Just (I can’t believe that was only 2 weeks ago).
The accommodation was good (and The Crask Inn was just fantastic) the lunches were brilliant, the route was excellent, as were the Route Notes (whenever I felt the need to read them) and the support we received from you and Nick was just superb (especially the support you gave to me after my fall).
If I ever do anything like this again, it will definitely Peak Tours that I turn to first, and I’ll continue to recommend you to anyone who asks.
Thanks again and all the best for now.
J Norman Lands End to John O'Groats April 2011
The route was fantastic and I was really pleased we stayed far enough West to do the Lake District which I thought was a real highlight of the trip. Too many good days to mention but the last day ride as far as Bettyhill was particularly fantastic and I loved the trip up the Welsh border and the long, long downhill to Taunton racecourse was brilliant!
Bags were always available and in the right place, lunch was always where it was expected to be, evening meals were booked – spot on. Left us with nothing to think about other than getting up and riding, which is exactly what we wanted.
It was absolutely brilliant. Couldn’t have hoped for a better two weeks. Only problem is it has given me a taste for it and I am already wondering how I will find enough holidays next year to do it again!!!
J Cashen Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010
Had a fantastic time and wouldn’t hesitate to return or recommend to others. A big thank you to both!
Carol P Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010
I loved the route and thought it was very well planned – taking us quickly through built up areas and along mainly quiet cycle-friendly roads. Some of the route was not particularly suitable for a road bike but generally there was an alternative route so that was good.
Really helpful, friendly, warm hearted team.
Best holiday for a very long time!
Carol T Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010
We felt the organisation was overwhelmingly accommodating and friendly and had a great impression that nothing was too much trouble.
Mark, S Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010
Certainly a trip to remember for all the right reasons – well done!
Mick, S Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010
I enjoyed the cycle routes & quiet country lanes, so much so that returning to London afterwards and commuting to work was a huge shock to the system!
It was appropriately challenging and I thought the route avoided the major roads as much as practicable.
I strongly recommend the tour to anyone, well organised, all eventualities covered. Really enjoyed it.
S-J Dominic Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010
We felt and friendly and had a great impression that nothing was too much trouble.
Mark S LEJOG September 2010
Loved every minute, even the rain didn’t seem so bad when in a group. Both yourself & Nick did a cracking job, many thanks.
Bruce W LEJOG September 2010
Certainly a trip to remember for all the right reasons – well done!
Mick Starr, September 2010 September 2010