Some people are lifelong cyclists. Many others, however, take time to rediscover the joys of the saddle. After the excitement of independent transport as a child, they tired of self-propulsion when they learned to drive. Perhaps they enjoyed high-intensity or high-adrenaline sports before professional and family life relegated sport to an occasional luxury.
Whether you’re an ex-racer turned regular day-tripper, eco-commuter, or someone who never really fancied golf, it makes sense to train for a bike tour. A week in the saddle is physically demanding, and you will be infinitely more confident and comfortable if you prepare for the experience.