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…
Eddie Merckx said, “Don’t buy upgrades; ride up grades.” While that may be good advice when it comes to hardware, I’m here to tell you that John and Gerry’s guiding is an upgrade that will improve your cycling experience so much that it transcends all notions of economy. Hell, forget your cycling experience; this is… Read more “Do It”
Really Fun Day
John was friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to ride with. He picked us up on time at our hotel and was completely flexible as to our pace. He showed us some off-the-beaten-track roads and took us to a little local lunch spot we never would’ve found on our own. Whether you want to ride fast… Read more “Really Fun Day”
For a group of “reasonably fit flatlanders” taking on the “Giant of Provence” was a monumental challenge. However, with the help of Gerry and John we achieved everything we had set out to do. A successful week away climbing Ventoux and seeing all that the beautiful Provence countryside had to offer! The 44-5 team were… Read more “Fantastic Experience”
See more of what our clients have to say in each of the tour pages