Meet Your Guides
Gerry Patterson and John Helmkampf are your owner-guides. For over a decade Gerry and John have been hosting riders from all over the world to our little corner of Europe, building up a wealth of local knowledge and cycling industry expertise in the process. They love to meet new people and share the experiences that only cycling in incredible places can bring.
Our Clients Say…
I was 60 just over 2 weeks ago and my birthday present to myself was to attempt a Ventoux Triple and with John and gerry’s help that’s what I did. The whole experience has been an adventure of epic proportions. It has been enormously enriched not only by John and Gerry’s infinite patience, their valuable… Read more “Ventoux Triple”
Once in a Lifetime Experience
Our cycling experience was truly once in a lifetime experience and when you plan something like this, you entrust your dreams to the tour operators in hopes of making your dream a reality. While I don’t believe Santa Clause can make my dreams come true, I know Gerry and John at 44/5 Cycling Tours did.
We last enjoyed a cycling tour put together for our group by 445 Cycling Tours in 2016. It was marvelous. Maybe it was a fluke or that Gerry and John (owners/operators) just wanted to impress us the first time. Maybe they might’ve slacked off since that time. Well, after completing another well planned and executed… Read more “No Fluke!”
See more of what our clients have to say in each of the tour pages