Meet the people who look after you on our Sports Tours...
Andy has been with Sports Tours International since he retired as a Detective from the Metropolitan Police Service in May 2019. A successful regional cycling champion as a youngster at Road Racing, Cyclo Cross and Time trials he gave up for 28 years before recently returning to the Sport. When not being a rep he spends extensive periods of the year riding in Mallorca and Almeria in Southern Spain. He also can be seen taking training sessions at the Stratford Olympic Park both on the outside circuit and the velodrome. In his first season he has already worked at the Tour De France and the whole of La Vuelta which was his best experience by far. Andy has also worked on the Etape, Marmotte and Alpine riders week and is looking forward to a full schedule in 2020.
Joe has been working with Sports Tours International for over 6 years now, and ran with us as a client, before joining the overseas team, so has experience of Sports Tours International from both sides. As a keen runner himself, Joe has completed some 28 marathons and considers the New York City Marathon his favourite, closely followed by Tokyo.
Joe is hoping to finish my 6 Star World Major Marathons at Boston 2020, and, as a new challenge, is looking to compete his first full Ironman in 2021.
Joe is looking forward to meeting everyone this year, and sharing his experience and passion for running with you all!
Julie was ‘spotted’ in 2001 by Sporting Tours for her people skills and after those Sporting Tours days, Julie carried on working for Sports Tours International. Julie is from Oldham, Lancashire and is a very experienced cyclists and she competed locally and nationally at Time Trialling (Teesside BAR medal winner), Hill Climbing, and TLI circuit racing.
Pete started working for Sports Tours in July 2016, having completed his 30 years service in the Met Police. After years of being a keen runner, and completing both the London and New York marathons, Pete caught the cycling bug. As such, he has more recently become slightly mad about cycling. He has ridden extensively throughout Europe and he has completed many Cyclo- sportives including The Ride across Britain and Liege Bastogne Liege.
On cycling events Pete has worked on the Etape du Tour, Roubaix and Flanders, Haute Route Ventoux, Gran Fondo World Champs and his favourite event, the Giro D’Italia.
Pete has represented Sports Tours around the world on running events in Tokyo, Boston, Berlin, New York (full and half marathon’s) and Medoc. Pete is hoping to soon become a ‘Six star rep’, helping customers across all six Marathon majors
Yorkshire born Andrew is an experienced runner and cyclist and his skills as a host are truly second to none. Andrew previously ran 3 x London Marathons and is a previous athletic coach and track & field captain.
Yorkshire lad Dave is one of our most prolific cycling guides. Driver, some time mechanic, cycling guide and host, Dave’s year starts with the Spring Classics in Belgium in April and finishes with the Gent 6 Track Cycling event in November.
If you have been on one of our cycling tours in the last few years, chances are that you've met Roy. A former Pro Cycling Team mechanic, Roy is out on the road in Europe for us for several months every year. Roy's skills as a host, mechanic and bike guide are unsurpassed.
Usually spotted in the wild with his pals Roy and Dave, Darrel has been a firm fixture on many Sports Tours International cycling events over the last few years. Many of you will have enjoyed Darrel’s company on events such as our spring classics tours, the Haute Route, the Tour de France, and of course Darrel’s favourite, the Costa Blanca training camp at Albir Garden hotel. You're in good hands, on your cycling trip, with Darrel
Ed Nicoll is one of our most experienced reps and is a keen a cyclist, runner, triathlete, and cross country skier. Multi-talented Ed has a wealth of experience to share with you.
Ed has a 2:46 marathon PB which he set in New York. and has competed at 9 Full Ironman events, with 4 podium finishes. As a regular alpine cyclist & sportive/etape participant he also has the necessary experience to guide you through your cycling event, regardless of your previous experience or ability level.
Howard is a fully accredited national standards cycle trainer as well as a certified and experienced cycle mechanic. Howard's skills include route planning, map and gps preparation, leading, supporting and entertaining groups whilst ensuring their safety on the road, liaising with support crew.
Mick has been a keen cyclist most of his life and he recently had the opportunity to take early retirement. Mick came to Sports Tours International as he was looking to further pursue his passion for cycling in particular with respect to helping others get involved and enjoy the sport.
Ed's background is in finance and training and Ed has experience in working in the outdoor team development arena. Ed is a man with many talents like route or general planning, briefings, preparing snacks, logistics and baggage handling as well as the main role of cycling or driving mechanic.