Sheila SimpsonView Other Tour Managers
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 3 Cycling Holidays for you to choose from...
24th December 2019 (4 days)
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.
23rd May 2020 (10 days)
A leisurely spring tour through the flowery Mediterranean hinterland of vineyards and garrigue and the wooded Cévennes, moving-on every other day with one 1-night stand. Optional rest days include the Gorges de l'Herault, a choice of Corniche des Cévennes or a spectacular steam train ride and Ventoux summit or the Gorges de la Nesque.
28th August 2020 (10 days)
Based at a welcoming rural guesthouse in the Vaucluse. Excellent home cooking, quiet lanes, Mediterranean climate, flora and fauna, medieval villages, beautiful limestone scenery. 9 days cycling, choice of 15 routes from 32-131km, optional ascents of Mont Ventoux and la Lure.