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      Celebrating Our New Bike Fleet

      Book now for FREE bike hire

      To celebrate our new partnership with Trek bikes we are offering a promotion on all our road cycling holidays. Simply book a trip with us before 1st April and receive FREE bike hire on one of our brand new bikes.

      You can choose from 3 different types of bike, each of which is available for anyone of our road cycling holidays and come in a full range of sizes to fit every rider.

      Trek - Checkpoint ALR 5

      The first bike in the range is a road bike which is the Checkpoint ALR 5. While the Checkpoint comes from Trek’s Adventure bike category it is ideally suited to riding in the UK and in particular the Scottish Highlands. The frame is built from Trek’s highest quality aluminium with a lightweight carbon fork and is based upon the Domane; one of Trek’s best selling road bikes for many years. You’ll find a full Shimano 105 groupset throughout, including hydraulic disc brakes which offer superior braking performance in all weather conditions. The 11-speed gearing and wide-range cassette which means you have the gears to ride up even the most challenging climbs you’ll find on our trips.

      Rounding off the bike are hand picked 32mm tyres which may be wider than what you’re used to on a road bike but offer a massive increase in comfort and control without any increase in rolling resistance or loss of speed.

      In the Trek Checkpoint, we think we’ve found a bike that is ideal for the type of riding you’ll experience in the UK. Whatever the terrain or surface, the Checkpoint inspires confidence while delivering a level of comfort rarely found on a road bike.

      Specifications

      Checkpoint ALR 5 | Frameset Read More
      Frame
      300 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, BB86.5, flat mount disc brakes, Stranglehold dropouts, 12 mm thru axle, Control Freak, internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper
      Fork
      Checkpoint carbon disc, alloy tapered steerer, flat mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden mudguard mounts, 12 mm thru axle
      Checkpoint ALR 5 | Wheels Read More
      Front hub
      Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, 12 mm alloy axle, CenterLock
      Rear hub
      Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, 12 mm alloy axle, CenterLock
      Rims
      Bontrager Tubeless Ready
      Checkpoint ALR 5 | Drivetrain Read More
      Shifters
      Shimano 105, 11 speed
      Front derailleur
      Shimano 105
      Rear derailleur
      Shimano 105
      Crank
      Shimano 105, 50/34 (compact)
      Bottom bracket
      Shimano press-fit
      Cassette
      Shimano HG800, 11-34, 11-speed
      Chain
      Shimano HG600, 11-speed
      Checkpoint ALR 5 | Components Read More
      Seatpost
      Bontrager Approved, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset
      Handlebar
      Bontrager RL IsoZone VR-CF, 31.8 mm
      Grips
      Bontrager tape
      Stem
      Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts
      Head set
      Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
      Brake set
      Shimano BR-R7070 flat mount hydraulic disc
      Checkpoint ALR 5 | Weight Read More
      Weight
      56cm – 9.89 kg / 21.8 lbs

      Trek - FX Sport 4

      The second bike in the range is the Trek FX Sport 4. If your previous experience of hybrid bikes is heavy and clunky, this bike is going to be a big surprise. Lightweight and fast, the Trek FX Sport 4 will inspire you to ride further than you thought possible. What you get is the performance and speed of a ride bike but with the versatility and comfort of a hybrid.

      As with the Checkpoint, the bike comes with a lightweight aluminium frame and carbon fork. There is a Shimano Tiagra groupset throughout including hydraulic disc brakes for excellent braking performance. The FX Sport benefits from a wide-range cassette giving you the gears you need for the steepest of grades. The 32mm tyre choice is the same as the Checkpoint and adds further comfort with no loss of speed.

      Specifications

      FX Sport 4 | Frameset Read More
      Frame
      200 Series Alpha Aluminium, DuoTrap S compatible, rack and mudguard mounts
      Fork
      FX carbon, flat mount disc, hidden mudguard mounts
      FX Sport 4 | Wheels Read More
      Front hub
      Formula alloy, CenterLock disc, 12 mm thru-axle, 32h
      Rear hub
      Formula alloy, CenterLock disc, QR, 32h
      Rims
      Bontrager Tubeless Ready Disc, 32h
      FX Sport 4 | Drivetrain Read More
      Shifters
      Shimano Tiagra rapid-fire, 10 speed
      Front derailleur
      Shimano Tiagra
      Rear derailleur
      Shimano RD-4700 Tiagra
      Crank
      Shimano R460, 48/34
      Bottom bracket
      Sealed cartridge, external cup
      Cassette
      Shimano Tiagra, 11-34, 10-speed
      Chain
      KMC X10
      FX Sport 4 | Components Read More
      Seatpost
      Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 12 mm offset
      Handlebar
      Bontrager Satellite Plus IsoZone, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise
      Grips
      Bontrager Satellite IsoZone Plus, lock-on, ergonomic
      Stem
      Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts
      Head set
      1-1/8˝ threadless, sealed cartridge bearings
      Brake set
      Shimano MT-201, hydraulic disc
      FX Sport 4 | Weight Read More
      Weight
      M – 10.30 kg / 22.7 lbs

      Trek - Verve +

      The third and final choice is to embrace the revolution and rent an E-Bike for your trip. If you’ve never ridden an E-Bike before, be ready for a lot of fun. Everyone who tested these bikes from the Wilderness Team had a smile as wide as the Atlantic, simply great fun.

      We should probably explain that if you’re looking for a motorbike you’re going to be disappointed. This is still a bicycle and you’re still going to get a workout. However, the e-bike motor amplifies your pedalling effort and makes you feel like the wind is always at your back and helping you along the way. If you ride an E-Bike you’ll find that both the miles and hills melt away, leaving you to enjoy the terrain and landscapes to the full. What you may find with an E-Bike, is that it allows you to complete one of our more challenging trips or allow you to keep up with your partner or friends throughout the day. If you do hire one, we guarantee that it will be impossible not to grin as you cruise past them on the hills.

      The e-bikes we have selected are the Verve+ which feature a lightweight aluminium frame, a 250-watt Bosch Active Line mid-drive motor capable of helping you sustain speeds up to 25 km/h all controlled from a  handlebar-mounted switch. The Verve+ is also equipped with wide 45mm tyres for extra stability, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power. It also has some cool features like the integrated Lync light system.

      Specifications

      Verve+ | Frameset Read More
      Frame
      Alpha Gold Aluminium, custom designed for the Bosch Active Line system, rack and mudguard mounts, internal cable routing
      Fork
      Verve+ alloy
      Verve+ | Drivetrain Read More
      Shifters
      Shimano Alivio M4000, 9 speed
      Rear derailleur
      Shimano Alivio T4000
      Crank
      Miranda Delta, 38T
      Bottom bracket
      Bosch Active Line, 250 watt, 20 mph
      Cassette
      Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9-speed
      Chain
      KMC X9
      Verve+ | Components Read More
      Seatpost
      Aluminium Suspension
      Handlebar
      Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm comfort sweep
      Grips
      Bontrager Satellite Elite, lock-on, ergonomic
      Stem
      Bontrager adjustable Blendr
      Head set
      1-1/8˝, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
      Brake set
      Shimano MT-200 hydraulic disc
      Verve+ | Accessories Read More
      Battery
      Bosch PowerPack, 400 Wh
      Controller
      Bosch Purion
      Motor
      Bosch Active Line Wh, 250 watt, 40 Nm, 25 kph
      Front light
      Lync Ion
      Rear light
      Lync Flare
      Verve+ | Weight Read More
      Weight
      M – 20.57 kg / 45.34 lbs

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      Road Cycling - The Five Countries
      Reviewed on 08/10/2018

      Rated 4.86 out of 5 based on 3,957 reviews

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