Europe Cycling Holidays is run by Paddy Sweeney, who has been a cyclist for over 30 years. Paddy has raced at A1 Elite level and liked riding in the Pyrenees so much he moved there for 10 years. Paddy is a City & Guilds qualified bike mechanic. He ran his first trip to see Le Tour de France in the mountains in 2007. His years of experience organizing group cycling tours in mainland Europe included 10 years as the owner of Pyrenees Cycling Lodge & Velo Peloton Pyrenees Bike Rental, which was created along with his wife Olive in 2008. Paddy has years of experience working in bike rental and repair shops. Raid Pyrenees, Spanish training camps, the high alps, Tour de France & other world tour stage races & one-day classics, he has organized trips to them all. You can trust that your cycling trip is being handled by experts.