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Les,

Many thanks for the great service last week. Great place to cycle: the ascent of Teide is one of the great European climbs. Great weather. Lovely roads. Good bike, beautifully presented. Prompt service and fantastic back up during the week.

I’ll be recommending you to cycling friends.

Good luck,

— Crispin Oliver, February 2011.


Hi Leslie,
Just a thankyou for making a very decent bike available to me in Tenerife. As I would expect from somebody of your background the set up fitted me like a glove and the gear change and brakes felt very slick (glad you put the new brakeblocks on).I was Billy No mates on all my 6 outings 3 times up to Arona once to Vilaflor and twice easy cycling to Las Galletas 240k in total and managed to do it without disrupting the wife’s holiday.I have given you a plug on my cycling club forum which is www.hinckleycrc.org which you can read under Cycling Chitchat, “Tenerife Training”. Nobody has posted a reply I think they are Jealous.

We’ve already booked for next year coming out on 17th of January for 2 weeks so I’ll be in touch.

— David Evans. January 2011.


Leslie,
Thanks again for your usual professional service with the bike hire last week. Don’t understand how anybody would want to bring their own bike, rather than hire, its great being able to give you the bike back at the end of the week, rather than the worry of taking your own bike back.Highlights of the week for me-â—‹ Icod del Alto (worth the climb up for the veiws)
â—‹ Mount Teide (as always,I don’t count kms travelled in Tenerife, only metres climbed)
â—‹ La Matanza (locals thinking I was mad doing a 25% climb as a short cut- there was no way I was going to get off the bike, with them watching!)
Top tip- Always take at least arm warmers up to Teide, even if it is sunny on the way up, it will be cold descending. Above all follow the advise on the TT website- it is there for a reason

Many thanks once again

— Geoff Whitlow – Devon. December 2010.


Les,
Thanks again for meeting me. The larger map turned out to be the most useful to me as the detail came in handy. I absolutely loved the riding on the island and managed ~850 km while I was there. I particularly liked the climb up TF-421 from Garachico to El Tanque. I hope to make it back to do some of the southern climbs or spend more time in the Anaga range. Anage was great, but wet and consequently cut short.Cheers,

— Brian, December 2010.


Thanks for the email, back in dark england now, but will definately recommend you guys to anyone heading over, really appreciate your local knowledge and when I get back I’ll definately look to go out for tour with you guys.Take care,

— jodi – UK. December 2010.


Hi Leslie,
I was very pleased about your service and your bike. You have an excellent business, keep it this way.I was so happy about it that I posted an advice on my FB page. I have lots of solar physicists as friends that may be interested in your services. Enjoy,

— Thierry Appourchaux – France, November 2010.


Leslie,
Very nice to meet you last week mate, a very professional outfit you have set up. Thanks very much for your great service with the bike. It was in great condition and having a working odometer attached saved me having to do anything. I was just reading again your description of the climb up from the north of the island on and it brought back the memories (horrors!!!) of last week.The worst part was riding up from las Americas and turning left at La Camella on the TF51. A short distance along this road there is a sign saying El Teide 42km. That makes the whole climb just short of 48km or 29 miles which is why it took me over 3 hours to complete. The descent on the TF21 back down to Vilaflor was superb though…including overtaking a car at about 70kph. (I thought I’d wait to e-mail you about that one instaed of telling you as I handed the bike back!)The final ride was up to Vilaflor but the legs were too tired to take me up any further…or was it the aftereffects of the previous night’s consumption?!

Anyway, great holiday and great bike service. Hope all goes well with your business.

Regards,

— Chris England – Lancashire. June 2010.


Hi Leslie,
We enjoyed our cycling in Tenerife very much, even though we’re not used to the steep terrain. All your advice that you provided by mail, in person and on your web site was extremely valuable to us.The bikes were of very good condition and great, my girlfriend still misses the great brakes that were on her bike! We would highly recommend your website and services for anyone interested in getting some cycling during some winter sun holiday. The views that we saw while cycling in Anaga, Teide and Masca regions were marvelous, the roads were in great condition and we had no issue with cars as some of the areas were indeed very isolated.

— Sarunas Vancevicius – Ireland. March 2010.


Hi Leslie.
We would like to thank you for your great service and assistance during and before our holiday on Tenerife. We plan to cycle again at the end of this year – and be sure, we will be hiring bikes from you again.Thanks and Best Regards,

— André Wachsmann, January 2010.


Leslie, Just to say thanks for the bike you provided and the support you gave me when I came over to Tenerife late December 2009.
The bike was spot-on — good specification and obviously well maintained. Like many cyclists coming to Tenerife, I wondered whether it would be better to bring my own bike, or hire one of yours. Quite frankly, I cannot see any argument in favour of bringing your own, in terms of the UK at least, bringing your own bike is more expensive, a lot more hassle and with the added worry of not knowing what will happen to it during transit. Very few cyclists are that good that bringing your own bike would make that much difference “to your performance”. I would recommend that visitors concentrate on bringing their own shoes, gloves, helmet etc , none of which takes up too much baggage allowance.
You also provided great advice on the routes to ride and which roads to avoid, which greatly added to my enjoyment of the five days I rode a bike. Hopefully, the next time I will visit it will be part of a club group, I am still telling them all how wonderful the experience was.
Best wishes for 2010.

— Geoff Whitlow, UK. December 2009.


Leslie
Arrived home safe in Bonnie Scotland. Many thanks for your assistance with the hire of the Merida 880 bike and track pump. It was a great service and I enjoyed my 18 days cycling in Tenerife very much. As I said I had absolutely no problems with the hire and everything worked like a swiss watch. The only thing I needed to do was adjust the saddle height to suit me and change the back tyre (which was my fault) for doing an emergency stop at a crossing. Changing the tyre was very easy as everything was in good mechanical order and a spare cover was provided by you.
Here are the pictures I promised you. If you wish to put any of them on your website then please go ahead and do so.
Many thanks and good luck. I hope to see you again in the future.

— Ian Russell, UK. December 2009.


Les,
Many thanks for the bikes… will recommend you to all cyclists/triathletes coming to Tenerife & send an email to you on return to UK.

Thanks again

— Chris & Vicky Morris, November 2009


The most amazing cycling trip ever! Thanks so much.

— Chris Ricketts, Southampton, UK. April 2009.


Your website is GREAT!!! Lots of the information I was looking for was there. Thanks!

— Thomas Källander. February 2009.


For my first ever ride on a road bike I chose to ride up from Puerto to the crater of Volcano Teide! Amazing climb, stunning summit, and unbelievable (and extemely cold!) descent back down. The bike, helmet, pedals, shoes, and much needed water bottle were all excellent and great value. Booking and pick up of the bike was easy and we have already booked flights back at the end of June when we will be renting again.

Many thanks,

— Tim (Birmingham, England). February 2009.


Hallo,
Danke für die Informationen auf der Website.
Genau diese Infos habe ich gesucht.Schöne Grüße

— Johannes Weßling, December 2008.


THANKS
GREAT BIKE
GREAT SERVICE
GREAT RIDES

Cheers

— Andy Davis, November 2008.

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