"All you need to pack are your pedals and shoes."

Aug 04, 2015, 06:10 ET from Global Cycle Rides

SYDNEY, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched this week, an exciting new way for serious road cyclists around the world to connect with others who share their passion for road biking. Our fully escorted morning ride packages are aimed at experienced riders travelling away from home, either on holiday or business trips, who want to fit in some great rides around their busy schedules. To begin with Global Cycle Rides will operate in ten cities as wide ranging as Barcelona, Beijing, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York and Milan. Forty more locations will be opened up within 9 months (see website for details http://globalcyclerides.com/cities-a-z/ ).

Riders are provided with a quality rental road bike pre fitted to individual requirements and an expert local ride leader. Typical rides will last from 1.5 hours to 4 hours, with a minimum speed of 22km per hour. All you need to pack are your pedals and shoes!

Rachel Pont, General Manager, said the rides are aimed at time poor travellers who want a good road ride in the city they are visiting, typically in the mornings before conferences and work starts. "We believe cycling is the new golf & GCR provides the first truly global network of easy to book, fully escorted rides for travellers wanting to maintain their cycling fitness outside of the gym. An added bonus is the networking opportunities provided by cycling with like-minded professionals from around the world."

Rachel said, "apart from being serious cyclists, our Ride Leaders are really interesting characters who add a personal touch to riding an unknown route in an unknown city. GCR Ride Leaders take the guesswork out to ensure an effective and enjoyable ride."

Some of our first rider comments:

Rome - "Nice combination of hills and safe roadways. Leonardo was an excellent ride leader. Great conversations. The bikes were fitted perfectly and high quality frames and groupo, everything was well organized. One of our highlights from our trip to Rome"

New York - "Greg is a really personable guy and a great ride companion. Really enjoyed the morning with him."

For more information contact Rachel Pont.

Email:   info@GlobalCycleRides.com 
Americas: +1 323 522-5666
EMEA:    +44 20 8144 4517
AsiaPac:  +61 2 8007 4585
Website:  www.GlobalCycleRides.com 
Twitter:  @GCrides
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalCycleRides

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SOURCE Global Cycle Rides