Gary Hand

One of Gary's tasks will be your on the bike ride guide.  His experience comes from being a competitive racer for 20 years, starting as an amateur living in France progressing onto UCI professional teams.  Gary continues his passion for cycling as a qualified British Cycling Coach and joint owner of Espresso Cycle Coaching, helping riders of all abilities achieve their goals.

 

Gary's on the bike achievements include; top 10 in the British Men's Road Race Championships and winner of the Men's Scottish Road Race Championships 2013.

 

Gary has crewed for Guinness World Record Holder for the Fastest Time Cycled from Lands End to John O Groats and back (LEJOGLE).  He has also crewed for a top 10 finisher at the prestigious Race Across America (RAAM).

Laura Hand

 

One of Laura's tasks will be driving your support car.  She has been a driver in convoy at some of the biggest races in the UK, navigating past 120 rider peloton to get to the lead break.  

 

Qualifying with a BA Hons Business Studies degree from Stirling University, Laura made the decision to move from a successful career as Promotional Activities Consultant for Scotland for one of the UK's biggest food retailers to Operations Director in a company co-owned with Gary Hand in the cycling industry.

With a passion for attention to detail, Laura's skills in organisation has made clients training camps in the UK and abroad flawless.