Do you organise group rides?

Hi

I’m interested in a cycling holiday in Tenerife in early January, and will probably be using your rental service.

At this point, may I ask whether you organise group rides? I prefer riding with others, but doubt I can persuade any friends to come with me.

(by the way, I think your site is great. Very professional, well written, well laid out, etc. Well done.)
cheers,

Sam

Hello Sam,

For now it isn’t feasible for us (me) to offer guided group rides. We did offer them in the past but they weren’t that successful due to the following factors:

* Even small groups would split up bigtime wherever any climbing was concerned.
* Lack of fitness of participants.
* Lack of fitness of the guide! Take this to mean it was simply too difficult to maintain a full-time growing business andan almost pro like level of fitness for the faster clientele (regardless of whether there were potential clients or not).
* Full time training was a major physical exertion compared to the earnings (sometimes only 20-30€ per day).
* Whenever I was out riding, the time available to do the required admin, bike maintenance, emails, marketing, etc was reduced.
* Then finally there’s the old liability thing which rears its ugly head, being the group leader you are essentially responsible for the safety of the group.
* All this info lead my tax advisor to advise me not to do the rides anymore.

The best thing is to book early and you will obviously get the best selection of bikes. We can always help you with the best routes to follow, etc.

Look forward to hearing from you!

-Leslie

Tenerife-Training.net | Pro bike hire
www.vertebr.ae | Precision braking & shifting

Cycling safety in Tenerife

Dear Sir/Madam

I am planning a holiday in Tenerife later this year and I would like to do some cycling. I can cycle but I would like to improve my confidence and ability in a relatively safe environment.

Thanks

Ade

Hello,

Great! What would you like to know?
Tenerife is a safe enough place for cycling regarding other road traffic… nevertheless, there are certain roads to avoid because of high levels of traffic or poor quality road surfaces. Quieter mountain roads are better than coastal routes.

Also, most accidents we have seen are due to rider error (going down around corners too fast and mixing up front/rear brakes for example). Tenerife is also not the best place to learn with clipless pedals due to the abundance of hill starts. The flattest road for beginner cyclists is between Granadilla de Abona and Güímar which undulates along road TF28.

Hope this is of some help.

-Leslie