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…
We had a group of 15 – 11 riders and 4 non-riders for a 10 day custom trip, climbing big hills, eating and enjoying the French ambiance of the area. We’re a “diverse” group, requiring significant adaptation, both before and during the trip. John and Gerry are patient and accommodating throughout, As a result, we… Read more “Excellent Trip”
My wife and I went on a group cycling weekend with 44-5 Cycling Tours in conjunction with the Freewheeling France website and blog. This included a warm-up ride followed the next day with a climb of the mighty Mont Ventoux. We hadn’t ridden road bikes prior to this trip and were understandably pretty nervous, but… Read more “Unforgettable Weekend”
More than just guides
Both John and Gerry were very knowledgeable and helpful with the entire process and planning of our trip. A group that start out as 3 and grew to 7, they created a custom trip, fully supported, guided and included outstanding food! They shared their knowledge and history of the areas visited ( Mount Ventoux and… Read more “More than just guides”
See more of what our clients have to say in each of the tour pages