Watching the Criterium du Dauphine was fantastic!
Thank you again for the wonderful time we had watching this years Criterium du Dauphine. The riding was spectacular and I learned more about cycling in the first two days than my previous 30 years of riding, racing and touring.
The Practice Bicycle Team, Bridget and Paul are a delight to ride with and the stories that they tell of all of their own experiences just adds to the fun. Thanks again for one of the best times of my life.
R.Tate – USA
A brilliant week on our 2019 Criterium du Dauphine Bike Tour. Thank you so much for making our first tour experience an outstanding experience.
A few things that come to mind to reflect on our experience:
Annecy and the surrounding region was everything we hoped it would be for a cycling experience and a breath of fresh air for a road cyclist. The cycling routes, countryside and roadways where outstanding but what really stands out is the cycling ethos in Annecy. Cyclists everywhere, quiet country roads with beautiful road surfaces and courteous car traffic. A week of feeling part of the local cycling community and a welcoming place to be a road cyclist!
Our hosts Paul and Bridget were delightful. We might all be there for the cycling but really it is the feeling of camaraderie that you take home with you. Laughing, cycling and stories are all wrapped together and for those of us with busy lives and responsibilities it is a blessing to just be on the bike and feel the joy.
Practice Bicycle really took care of navigating the language, the routes, transport, schedules and details so we could relax and really enjoy the ride. It is no easy feat to blend race viewing and five great rides during the Dauphine. Paul and Bridget are pros and work together extremely well to put it all together.
We were up for a challenge and Practice Bicycle delivered. A couple of warm up days to adjust to the roads and terrain and then three challenging days of climbing. Paul is a master at tailoring pace to ability and ensured our biggest goals were met as we summited major Col’s and built lasting memories. With a lifetime of cycling and racing knowledge Paul and Bridget not only created a great cycling experience, but we learned more about cycling in five days than our prior years combined.
If cycling brings you balance, if cycling brings you life, than Practice Bicycle gives you an immersion into the cycling experience that can reconnect you with your passion and fuel it for years to come.
D.Torgerson – USA