Gary is an experienced ride guide not only in the UK but also abroad. Here are some testimonials from both our NC500 Cycling Challenge and our previous cycling trips and training camps that we have been involved with.
"The NC500 is the perfect mixture of challenging, beautiful and absolute epicness for a cycling adventure!
Really well organised and felt safe in the hands of Gary, Laura and Martin of NC500 Cycling Challenge.
Absolutely stunning scenery making those challenging hills totally worth it, highly recommend!"
"The NC500 is one of the best challenges you will ever complete on the bike! Not only will you ride through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, but the level of support and guidance you'll receive from the NC500 team is outstanding. From setting off to rocking up at your accommodation for the night, the logistics for the trip are so well planned that all you have to do is eat and pedal - literally! This is a must-do, and I genuinely cannot recommend Laura, Gary & Martin highly enough to help you do it."
Recent training camp in Lanzarote has given me an excellent jump in fitness, and even more than that I've learned lots about riding and racing and gained confidence in descending / cornering, and riding quickly in group.
The group that travelled were all great people too, and made this a fantastic experience all round!
Can't wait for the next one,"
"The training camps in Benidorm are also outstanding, offering a week of structured training, tailored to suit each rider, all in the beautiful surroundings of the Costa Blanca - the banter is excellent too :)"
"NC500 Cycling Challenge gave me a great opportunity last year to cycle the NC 500 in 5 consecutive days, from the moment I booked I was excited, nervous and focused on the training I needed to do to help me manage the big task ahead. Day one arrived we had been given a kit list to make sure we had everything we would need for the trip. Having a lead rider and support cars to guide us along the way was just amazing, keeping extra kit and food in the car along with supplies being purchased daily for us made it all the more enjoyable that we just needed to ride our bikes and absorb the wonderful surroundings. The support from Gary the lead rider all the way made the trip that bit more enjoyable, ensuring the road ahead was safe, making sure we were riding as a efficient group looking after each other. The support car driven by Laura being behind the group all the way equality gave that sense of safety.
When we arrived at the hotels at the end of the day bikes taken from us and our bags already in our room and dinner booked.
The quality of food and the hotels where just fantastic. Each evening after a nice meal and reflecting on the days events then we would go over the next days route and plan before a well earned nights sleep.
Big thanks for all the planning and support espresso cycle coaching provided to make the most unforgettable trip."
"Just come back from a fantastic weeks training camp on Spains Costa Blanca. I can't recommend Gary and Davie from Espresso Cycle Coaching highly enough. They made the week great through their attention to detail as well as the flexibility required to ensure everyone met their objectives. The rides were well structured on some amazing roads with stunning scenery and the group really worked well together supporting each other as well as having a good bit of competitive friendly banter. The training structure was also a real eye opener on how to get the most out of your performance and bike riding. Well done guys and already looking forward to the next one."
"The recent Lanzarote winter training camp was superbly organised and executed week with tailored sessions, long group rides and superb peleton of riders who all helped each other out when needed (mostyl me!). I'm now feeling fit and ready for the 2018 season."
"What a week! I recently returned from my first ever cycle training camp organised by Espresso Cycle Coaching. From the second I booked to arriving back in Edinburgh everything was organised with absolute precision. More importantly the cycling Gary and David arranged was awesome from a long zone 2 ride doing a lap of Lanzarote to the specific efforts each day it was all first class!! In life you come across bussiness's that care and those that pretend that they care. Trust me Gary and David care about what they do and offer a wealth of knowledge and advice that money cannot buy. I also made memories and friends for life and cant wait for next year! Thanks guys and see you both soon."
"Just come back from a weeks training camp. The best training and cycling experience ever. A must for any dedicated cyclist. Davie and Gary know their stuff. Superb."
"I attended the January training camp, ran by Gary and David. I must admit I was a bit nervous after having seen the 'team sheet' but soon realised that the rides and measured efforts accommodated all the attendees, of various abilities. We were able to ride together with specific efforts for each other's goals. Their knowledge of the roads, weather conditions and most importantly coaching ability is to be commended. I highly recommend anyone considering being coached by Espresso Cycle Coaching to go for it. You will not be disappointed."