Meeting at a cafe in the middle and spending 70 miles/5 hours riding round the peaks on lanes chosen for adv bikes.
From 1 bike to 4 bike groups. The existing companies charge around £150-£200 a day split between the group.
What’s peoples thoughts ? Once we’re free of lockdown anyone with an adv bike want to be a guinea pig for a day ?
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I could do it cheaper but they are pals and need the dosh.
I do trips for close mates though.
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I'm a tight arse and wouldn't pay £150 for someone to show me round what I can research for myself (and I enjoy the map reading and research) but if there's a market for it go for it, the setup outlay is pretty low, so what have you got to lose?
What about guided EMTB rides - though cyclists are far tighter than motorcyclists.
Dunno about your neck of the woods, but have done a fair amount in mid-wales, and although I've been going for at least 10 years or so on and off, and really should know my way around there by now, whenever I go (is always with a couple of good mates ), we always use Colin, a local and handy ex-expert level Enduro rider there as our guide- he's lived in the area for most of his life, is out riding most days so knows the areas better than any of us ever could.
We get to places we've never even realized were there from the maps, and as he's out there all year round, every week of the year, he has real-time knowledge of it all, so we don't get caught out with any change in a lanes status, closures or impassible routes etc
We give him £40 ish each a day, so he gets approx £120-£150 , and we buy him lunch - excellent value IMO
Hire bikes is a possibility, could you ask your mate who he uses for insurance and how much it costs him ?Dave@ERT wrote: ↑Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:11 pm As you say, definitely worth a go as you’d have no outlay and would enjoy the experience. I’ve got a mate that does it near me, in Shropshire, but he’s got a small fleet of ‘hire bikes’ that he takes people out on. He tried running trips for larger adventure bikes but had almost no one book...it would appear that many ‘adventure’ bike riders aren’t...very adventurous !! Like yourself, I regularly take groups out, but only friends on their own bikes.
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Pricewise it sounds about right.
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(Have considered a trip to a Spanish Island to have a go at off road bikes!! LOL)