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Sheila is a lifelong cycletourist who joined CTC Cycling Holidays in 2000 and usually leads three to five tours per year, specialising in France and Southern India. Interests (not necessarily in order) include natural history, exploring old towns and villages, and eating and drinking.
A Youth Hostel cycletourist from age 14, she then joined the Cyclists' Touring Club in 1975 and has spent most of her life designing cycle routes and events and producing cycling magazines, first Wheelmarks for Sheffield District Association CTC, then Arrivée for Audax UK.
Amongst many AUK rides, she was responsible for their first Edinburgh-London-Edinburgh route, which event she also rode, has ridden seven Audax Club Parisien Paris-Brest-Paris 1200km, and still holds the Veteran Time Trial Association 24 hour age record of 426 miles, dating from 1991.
Sheila has devised and led over 75 CTC Cycling Holidays tours from Christmas in York (3 nights) to France, Sea to Sea (Manche to Med) (17 nights).

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Sheila Simpson has 9 Cycling Holidays for you to choose from...

Christmas in York

24th December 2018 (4 days)

Christmas in York

Explore this historic city and surrounding countryside using cycle paths, lanes and B-roads, or simply relax and enjoy being waited on. Led rides of 32 and 50 miles (short cuts available) on Christmas and Boxing Days, plus led walks. B&B plus superb Christmas lunch. Non-cycling partners welcome.

Several places available

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£325

Grade
Leisurely

India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu (Manchester Flight) is fully booked India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu (Manchester Flight)

A tropical paradise. Warmth and sunshine, palm fringed beaches, tea, coffee and spice plantations, friendly people and superb South Indian cuisine. Witness sunset from Cape Cormorin. Visit Madurai’s magnificent Meenakshi Temple, a World Heritage site. Cruise the fabulous inland waterways. Explore Cochin’s antique and spice warehouses. Fly Manchester International Airport to Trivandrum, returning from Cochin.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£2,850

Grade
Moderate

India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu (London Flight)

7th February 2019 (18 days)

India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu (London Flight) is fully booked India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu (London Flight)

A tropical paradise. Warmth and sunshine, palm fringed beaches, tea, coffee and spice plantations, friendly people and superb South Indian cuisine. Witness sunset from Cape Cormorin. Visit Madurai’s magnificent Meenakshi Temple, a World Heritage site. Cruise the fabulous inland waterways. Explore Cochin’s antique and spice warehouses. Fly London Heathrow to Trivandrum, returning from Cochin.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£2,850

Grade
Moderate

India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu (Glasgow Flight)

7th February 2019 (18 days)

India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu (Glasgow Flight) is fully booked India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu (Glasgow Flight)

A tropical paradise. Warmth and sunshine, palm fringed beaches, tea, coffee and spice plantations, friendly people and superb South Indian cuisine. Witness sunset from Cape Cormorin. Visit Madurai’s magnificent Meenakshi Temple, a World Heritage site. Cruise the fabulous inland waterways. Explore Cochin’s antique and spice warehouses. Fly Glasgow International Airport to Trivandrum, returning from Cochin.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£2,850

Grade
Moderate

France - Montpellier to Mont Ventoux

10th May 2019 (10 days)

France - Montpellier to Mont Ventoux

Leisurely spring tour through the flowery Mediterranean hinterland of vineyards and garrigue and wooded Cevennes, moving-on every other day with one 1-night stand. Optional rest days include the Gorges de l'Herault, a choice of Corniche des Cevennes or spectacular steam train ride and Ventoux summit or Gorges de la Nesque.

2 places available

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Limited Availability

Price
£1,180

Grade
Moderate

France - Mont Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez & Vercors is fully booked France - Mont Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez & Vercors

A leisurely loop from Orange to Valence, moving on every two or three days. The trip takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Rhone-Alpes, including the Vercors, with plenty of rest days to laze or explore the classic climbs and high mountain passes.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,680

Grade
Moderate

France - Provence

6th September 2019 (10 days)

France - Provence

Based at a welcoming rural hotel in the Vaucluse. Excellent home cooking, quiet lanes, Mediterranean climate, flora and fauna, medieval villages, beautiful limestone scenery. 8 days cycling, choice of 15 routes from 32-131km, optional ascents of Mont Ventoux and la Lure.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£995

Grade
Moderate

Christmas in York

24th December 2019 (4 days)

Christmas in York

Explore this historic city and surrounding countryside using cycle paths, lanes and B-roads or simply relax and enjoy being waited on. Led rides of 32 and 50 miles (short cuts available) on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, plus led walks. Bed and breakfast plus superb Christmas lunch. Non-cycling partners welcome.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£330

Grade
Leisurely

India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu

6th February 2020 (18 days)

India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu

A tropical paradise. Warmth and sunshine, palm fringed beaches, tea, coffee and spice plantations, friendly people and superb South Indian cuisine. Witness the sunset from Cape Cormorin and cruise the fabulous inland waterways on converted rice barges. Visit Cochin’s antique and spice warehouses. Fly London Heathrow/Trivandrum, returning from Cochin. Flights from Manchester and Glasgow also available.
Please note that the dates and prices shown are provisional.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Enquiries Only

Price
£2,950

Grade
Moderate