Guide & Director
Alistair is always looking his next adventure! He completed a unique solo challenge in 2013, canoeing and cycling from Edinburgh to Exmouth over 30 days and was one of two guides on The Great Tour - a 64 day circumnavigation of the UK coastline by bicycle during 2010 and again in 2015. He fell in love with Morocco many years ago and has spent time guiding in the Alps, the Pyrenees as well as all over the UK.
Alistair has gained a reputation for route planning for one day events as well as multi stage tours and adds to his interests public speaking, so please contact him for that after dinner speech!
Sebastian Cope - MTB Guide
Seb is as natural to adventure as he is to helping others share his passion for cycling. A great guy to be with. He loves to travel and gets across to Morocco whenever he can. He has become the face of Velo Vintage & has a rather well known tache! (and sometimes a beard)
James Cope - Cycle Guide
One very fit cycle guide, even when loaded with large panniers he still seems to fly uphill.
James has worked with Alistair over the last few years with Blesma and also circumnavigated the UK coastline in 2015. When he's not cycling, he's running marathons!
We are very lucky to work with some wonderful people on our events. Our Stewards are all keen cyclists who just want to see other riders having a safe and wonderful day.. Velo Vintage is part of Velo Ventures (Global) Ltd and we have to say a very special part. It has enjoyed rapid growth over the last two years and is quite simply great fun! We have been working closely with Flaxland over the last few years and in particular for Alistair's solo challenge in 2013. But somehow, the story goes on and a fresh challenge is being planned for bike & boat again! I stayed in this lovely 200 year old cottage in the South
Downs during the spring and it is just a cyclist’s dream. Inside it
is decorated with cycle related art, together with books and memorabilia. Add
to that a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, with just fantastic cycling right
from your front gate.
The owner, a wonderful
cycling enthusiast is just the best of guys and I know will make sure
everything is just right.
So if you fancy a short or long cycling break in a
beautiful part of England (with a terrific local pub nearby), just message me (click the photo) and I’ll
put you in touch.
We use Satmap in so many situations and always find it ideal for what we do. A great mapping tool!
Probably the best fine cycle attire that Alistair wears! He's given it some pretty harsh testing in recent years! Alistair was one of two guides on the inaugural Great Tour - a 64 day cycle event that circumnavigates the UK coastline. Qoroz provided one of their bikes for Alistair, which he rode throughout the adventure and from that experience he is happy to recommend qoroz titanium professional bikes.
Matt Willson is not only a keen and enthusiastic cyclist, but also a talented photographer. He runs Passion 4 Photos a name which says it all. He has produced some wonderful images for us over the years and we always enjoy working with him.
Bike Bus offers a support vehicle and cyclist & bike transfers for
holidays, events and day trips. 8 passenger private hire bus service, 20+
bike carrying capacity, qualified cycle leader and cycle hire delivered to
locations around the South West.
Please feel free to contact us for more information or if you have any questions.
Tel: +44 (0)1297 625 375
Email: Just click our Velo Ventures logo below or complete the contact form. Thanks.