The team at European Cycle Events, headed up by Dudley Samuels, have been organising UK Sportives, trips into Europe to all the major Gran Fondo’s and tailor-made trips for the past 20 years plus.
As a result we have become close friends with a number of ex-pro riders and have now moved a step forward in organising a Sportive in their name. Our first event will be in the name of ex-world champion Johan Museeuw This is not just an even in his name , he will be riding and taking part in an after dinner speech and Q&A. We have been organising Sportives for many years including our well established 13 year old Spring Onion event so we are all geared up for a great new event.
If you also like visiting Italy as well as UK Sportives then you are in the right company. We have been going to Italy for many years as is our heritage is there due to family connections. What’s more, Dudley has personally ridden just about every Gran Fondo or sportive there is, so his experience as to what you can expect from a tour is built on his personal knowledge and know-how.
When in Italy we always use superb hotels in great locations, and back that up with our personal bike transportation service and dedication to customer service.
When you travel with European Cycle Events you’ll be looked after by Dudley personally, so we can guarantee to be on hand at all times to help with any issues that might arise from ‘where can I get my bike fixed?’ to ‘what time do I need to be at the start?’.
Quite simply we want you to have the best possible, hassle-free biking experience and want to make sure you have a memorable trip for all the right reasons, with a desire to come back for more.
Nothing is impossible or too much trouble, and perhaps the best evidence is that over 60% of our customers come back time after time.
Beyond that, we are always adding events to our repertoire and will never say no to any group who want to build their own tour and want us to help in some way. Please just ask!
Our birthplace was our cycle retail outlet in London and our UK sportive; the Spring Onion, now in its 11th year, is regularly ridden by 300+ cyclists, and is the only UK sportive that we know that serves hot pasta at the end of ride feast.
Post the 2012 Olympics, as you know, cycling really took off here in the UK with the Prudential Ride London 100, and as a result, we have helped more and more cyclists discover the excitement of Italian cycling and riding on closed roads in Europe.
Whether a hard-core roadie, an intermediate or first-timer wanting to explore your potential, we will make sure that you (and your bike!) have the best possible experience.
2 Ripon House Manor Fields Putney London SW15 3NE
+44 7595 023536