On each of The Surrey Explorer Guided Bike Tours your group be will supplied with mountain bikes, helmets, water and snacks, you will have the guide with you all the time and be transported for free from the agreed pick up point to and from the start/finish of the tour.
Please be aware that the free pick up is only available within a10 mile radius of Guildford.
The bikes you will be using are Scott Aspect 740s and are the 2017 model.
The transport will be via the 6 seater VW Van which has space in the back for 6 bikes.
Each participant is required to complete a Consent and Waiver form. These will have been emailed to you at the time of booking for completion and you should hand them to The Surrey Explorer on the day of the Tour when you first meet.
Upon arrival at the start point of the Tour we will check the bikes and helmets for size (you will have already sent in the pre-registration form with details of each participants height) and also run through a bike safety check. You will be given a water bottle, a snack and a small back pack in which there will be a rain jacket.
All you really need to bring is suitable footwear and clothing for riding a bike. We are going off-road and we may encounter mud and puddles at some point along the way. A warm fleece is recommended. Clothing options are invariably weather dependent so please check the weather forecast beforehand and contact The Surrey Explorer before hand if you have any questions about what to wear.
The morning or afternoon tours will involve about 2 hours of cycling but the total tour will be longer as the pace will vary and there will be several stops along the way. Full day tours about 4 hours. Most of the cycling will be off-road but some minor roads will be used too. There will be cycling uphill and downhill on most rides - pushing the bike uphill is perfectly acceptable on these Tours. Please rest assured that the pace of the ride will be adapted to suit you.
During the Bike Tour you will have the opportunity to appreciate flora, fauna, tranquillity and the beauty of the Surrey Hills and you can stop as you wish for photos and rests in addition to when we stop at the points of interest.
At the end of the Morning or Afternoon Tours I would be happy to take you to, and accompany you at, a Café or Pub prior to taking you back to the original meeting point (food and drink at any Café or Pub are not included in the Tour price).
On the Full Day Tours you have the option of a packed lunch (provided) or stopping at a typical English Pub for lunch (the pub lunch would an extra cost paid by you).
At the end of the Tour we will load the bikes back into the van and you will be driven back to the original meeting point.