2012 Tour de France Client Comments

A small sample of the comments from our wonderful clients!

Good morning Michelle,

Very many thanks for passing on this email contact list. Phil and I had a really great trip and we were all very lucky to share the experience with such a great group of people. It will be good to stay connected and possibly join together for another ride sometime in the future.

Thank you Michelle too for all of your patient guidance and assistance in getting us there especially in my situation which did require a little more co-ordination with relation to specific cranks and bike bits etc…All was greatly appreciated.

Please convey my sincere thanks too to Laurie and Natalie for providing such a fantastic possibility for novice riders like myself and Phil to be able to join in and experience riding on that magnificent French landscape. It was both the hardest and most beautiful riding I have ever done and I cannot wait to do it again.

We are grateful to your whole team for making this experience the memorable and magnificent time it was – heartfelt thanks to you all!!


The TDF may be well & truly over for 2012 but the memories of our fabulous week in Limoux with Bikestyle will always be ours to enjoy! Thank you to Phillipe,Arnaud,Alan and the lovely Sandra for really doing an amazing job of making our week so much fun! The rides were challenging for us at times but the scenery along the way was what really took our breath away! We also saw plenty of action of the TDF thanks largely to these guys who did their very best to make sure we were right amongst it! Thanks guys and Sandra!


Hi Lawrie,

A quick thanks to Natalie, yourself and of course the extended team on running another excellent Bikestyle trip to France. It has been six years since the first trip that Bruce and I took with you and I can honestly say I enjoyed this years tour as much as the first. I would also thank you for the extra mile in fitting out vans and providing lunch at a few places which was an unexpected surprise.


Nothing was too hard for our guides or driver…I mean nothing. Outstanding!


Interaction with the bikestyle team, other participants and criss crossing with the TDF itself. Had a great time and was challenged by the “”big hills””… now have a greater appreciation for the athletes who compete in the race.  The extra big highlights for me were riding the Col de Tourmalet, riding the course into the Pau finish and the great laughs with the group along the way.


Having not been to Europe before, I enjoyed the stress free environment in which we were looked after. Every day bought about another highlight and it was just an amazing way to see the country.


The French provincial countryside, the rides, food, people and that I didn’t have to be concerned with anything but having a great time. The surprises organised by Laurie on the Col de Soulor and Port du Bales!


Apart from actually seeing the TdF live, I was most impressed with each of the Bikestyle staff members. It seems unfair to single any of them out, but Peter did a fantastic job and is very well suited to the role.
Lorian is an excellent tour guide and is right at home in any level of ride bunch.
I thought Vincent did an excellent job too – at times it must have been tough to maintain the language translation, but he managed superbly. Terry Peters is also extremely well-suited to the role he played, and went out of his way several times to assist me after my bike crash. In summary, I loved all of the staff – they were superb.
The location in Argeles was fantastic. Could not have picked a better spot to base ourselves for some serious riding.


Being in France at the TDF and also the opportunity to climb some of the famous TDF mountains. I thoroughly enjoyed my time away, the staff were all great fun and made the experience sensational. Our group was also a really nice friendly bunch, I went away with 20 new friends.
The trip has motivated me to get fitter and really get into my cycling, a great sport that can take you to all parts of the world.




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