Frequently Asked Questions
What days do you run tours and what is your season?
Do I need to book before the tour?
How big do the groups get?
Are the tours appropriate for children?
If your child can cycle by themselves and can maintain a leisurely pace, they certainly are! In fact we find that children probably gain the most from our tours because they learn some interesting stories that we hope they will remember and they get to hang out with young adults rather than just their ‘boring’ parents.
The vast majority of the tour is on dedicated cycle paths but we do go on the road at times, however that is only for a short distance and it’s quite all right to just walk on the pavement if you really feel uncomfortable.
Due to safety issues we don't take very small children in trailers or tagalong bikes
Is the tour conducted in English?
All our tours are entirely in English as standard; however we are able to provide tours in other languages including Mandarin upon request.
If you struggle to speak or understand English you are still very welcome to join us and meet other interesting people from around the world. We can even provide you with some written information in other languages if requested.
If you’re a large group and want to bring your own guide/interpreter that would be fine and indeed we’d let your guide come free of charge.
Do you go inside all the colleges, monuments and museums?
Can I bring my own bike?
Can I bring my dog?
On the Day
Where do we meet up and collect the bikes?
What if I am the only person who turns up for a tour?
Unfortunately we cannot provide tours for a single person.
If you are the only person booked for the tour (which happens very rarely and only at quiet times of the year) we'll try to get in touch in advance to let you know. We can provide you with a bike, helmet, lock and map at a discounted rate for the day. We can also arrange punting or other things for you to do.
What happens if it rains?
What things do I need to bring with me on the tour?
I’ve listed a few ideas below:-
- Comfortable shoes
- Sun screen
- ID (passport, drivers licence or similar)
- Sun glasses
- Jumper (could get cold ... this is England)
- Raincoat (if you’re really worried it’s going to rain)
- Energy Bar
- Bottle of water
- Packed lunch (if you are so inclined)
- Shorts rather than trousers (we don’t want clothing getting caught in the bike)