Frequently Asked Questions
- Will my accommodation be ensuite?
Yes. All accommodation comes with ensuite facilities with either shower, bath or both.
- What types of bike do you use?
Comfortable hybrid bikes, adjusted for you by your Capital Host . Each bicycle comes with a pannier, pump, lock, tool kit, spare inner tube, map holder and helmet.
- What meals are included?
In almost all cases, a full English breakfast is included. Dinner is included on some nights on our Luxury tours. Please see each tour for details.
- How do I get to the start of the tour?
We can provide you with directions and parking information if coming by car. Most tours can be reached by train. Full details of stations and timetables can be provided. If you are arriving by air, directions from all airports will be given.
- What do I do if it rains?
England wouldn't be green without a little rain but do pack a waterproof coat and perhaps order another cup of tea until it stops.
- Are your tours suitable for children?
We have had many families enjoying all of our tours with their children, the youngest being 7. Compared to many companies, we have a high traffic free element to our tours and avoid main roads. The Kent Coast and Canterbury tour was specifically created with children in mind. Devon Dreams and any of the Thames tours are also especially suitable. Bikes are adjusted for height and comfort and in some areas, child seats can be fitted. In most hotels, children's menus are available. Child prices are for children aged 12 and under and are based on 2 children sharing a room. Please email us for further information.
- Can I book a tour on any date?
Any tour can be taken in any week subject to availability. However, some tours start on specific days of the week. Tours can be booked on other days but this will incur a cost.
- Do I have to be fit to do a cycling holiday?
All our tours are graded in difficulty to give you an idea of what to expect. Our grading is made within the context of gentle cycling. So even for levels 4 and 5 you do not need to be a dedicated rider with major fitness.
Level 1: dead flat and 2 – 4 hours cycling per day. No fitness to speak of
Level 2: occasional slopes and 2 – 4 hours cycling per day. No fitness to speak of.
Level 3: a slope most days and/or 1 or more days of 3 – 5 hours cycling. Recreational rider
Level 4: a slope most days and/or most days with 3 -5 hours cycling. You need to be fairly fit
Level 5: a few slopes most days and most days with 3 -5 hours cycling. You need to be fairly fit,