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Meet the passionate and dedicated team at Australian Cycle Tours who are keeping the wheels turning to help you discover Australia by bike.

If you would like to speak with one of the team, feel free to call us on 1300 114 966, or visit our contact page for ways to get in touch.

Cyclist at the Tathra Hotel |  <i>Kate Baker</i>
Kate Baker, General Manager: Kate is a keen cycling enthusiast who has travelled widely across Europe and Australia. Most recently she has completed the Kosciuszko to the Sea trip and the South Coast Self Guided Cycle with her daughter. Kate also manages UTracks, specialists in active tours in Europe. Her adventure CV includes trekking in the Himalaya, the Andes, Europe, Africa and Patagonia, cycling in China, Vietnam, Laos and India, touring the Silk Road and cruises in both the Arctic and Antarctic. 

Exploring Burgundy by bike |  <i>Jaclyn Lofts</i>
Jaclyn Lofts, Sales Manager: Jac brings her extensive knowledge of walking and cycling in Europe to Australia. Jac has enjoyed cycling in France's wine regions, pedalling around Sweden's archipelago and discovering the Greek islands, with a stand out trip being a self guided bike ride through Romania. She can't wait to explore Australia by bike and, as a keen lover of good food and wine, her upcoming trip will be the Hunter Valley Cycle Explorer.

Shawn Flannery, passionate cyclist! |  <i>Shawn Flannery</i>
Shawn Flannery, Operations & Product. Shawn is a passionate cyclist who calls Kandos home, where he's able to keep his finger on the pulse of our Central West cycle routes. Shawn has previously spent time as a tour guide in the Northern Territory and is looking forward to sharing his experiences with travellers on the Top End Kakadu Cycle Tour

A walker on top of the citadel in Cavusin |  <i>Erin Williams</i>
Erin Williams, Reservations and Operations: Erin has spent lots of time cycling and walking around Europe. Her first time using an electric bike was around Lake Constance in Germany, where she took advantage of the extra boost and passed several other cyclists. In recent years she's enjoyed exploring more of Australia. Erin loves bikes and can't wait to pass on her enthusiasm to her young children. She is planning to take them on the family-friendly Great Victorian Rail Trail.

Cyclist completing the route in Goolma |  <i>Michele Eckersley</i>
Michele Eckersley, Public Relations Manager: Michele embarked on her first multi-day cycling holiday in Australia on the inaugural Central West Cycle Tour and had an absolute ball. You can read about her experiences in this insightful review of the trail. It was also her first time riding an ebike, and she was careful not to flaunt her enhanced abilities in front of her cycling partner.

Allie Peden
Allie Peden, Reservations. Originally from our Canadian office, Allie has an impressive travel portfolio, including self-guided walking on pilgrim trails in Spain, France and Italy; cycling in the Netherlands & Croatia on our bike and sail itineraries; and horseback riding in Iceland. Her other favourite experience on a UTracks trip was sharing the Tulip Tour bike and barge with her mum, for her mum’s 70th birthday. She's looking forward to experiencing the Capertee Valley in Comfort Self Guided Cycle.

Cycle past spectacular scenery outside of Bolzano |  <i>Sue Badyari</i>
Sue Badyari, CEO: From her first family trip to Nepal at the age of 14, Sue developed a passion for and intimate knowledge of the Himalaya. Sue’s love of travel led her to World Expeditions in 1986, when adventure travel was still considered very niche, before computers and well before the internet boom. Since being appointed CEO in 1999, Sue has transformed the company from a single brand to a multi brand operator and distributor of travel products. The company now has over 15 separate brands - including Australian Cycle Tours - each speaking to different market segments and interests with a variety of travel products and services. 

Group shot at the highest point on the Otago Rail Trail |  <i>Brad Atwal</i>
Brad Atwal, Marketing Director: Among Brad's extensive travel portfolio includes cycling the Berlin Wall, sailing the Greek Islands, riding the Otago Central Trail and exploring England, Spain, Iceland and Holland. One of his fondest memories is experiencing the classic Australian nature in Tasmania on a cycle, hike and kayak trip.

William Counsell walking the Camino Frances |  <i>William Counsell</i>
William Counsell, Marketing Executive: Will considers himself a BMX Bandit and enjoys long distance cycling adventures. He is looking forward to experiencing the full length of the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

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