The bikes

Things have moved on ...

The golden age of the bicyle was in the late 1800s before the wretched motor car started to appear in numbers on our roads. The bikes were pretty rigid in those days so it must have been a bumpy ride.

Modern mountain bikes

The Surrey Explorer uses Scott Aspect mountain bikes. These are hardtail (front suspension) bikes with disc brakes. They are made with lightweight materials, easy to handle and suitable for all types of terrain, on and off road, that you will encounter on the tours.

Before we set off

We will run through the bikes' basics, go over the controls, and make any sizing adjustments.