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Meet Our Team

We're passionate about cycling in Australia

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.

Hikers in the Warrumbungles |  <i>Michael Buggy</i>
Michael Buggy, General Manager: Michael oversees the Australian tour operations, including Australian Walking Holidays and Australian Cycle Tours. As such, he's extremely passionate and knowledgeable about exploring Australia's trails and bike paths. Michael has recently toured through the Warrumbungles and is looking forward to cycling the Northern Rivers Rail Trail with his young family.

Cyclist at the Tathra Hotel |  <i>Kate Baker</i>
Kate Baker, Chief Cycling Enthusiast: Kate is a keen cyclist who has travelled widely across Europe and Australia. Most recently she has completed the Kosciuszko to the Sea trip with her husband. 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. 

Cyclist on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail |  <i>Erin Williams</i>
Erin Wileman, Brand Manager: 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 last took them on the family-friendly Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail and more recently experienced the Rainforest & Magnetic Island Cycle tour.

Explore the North Burnett region on the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail
Sue Marr, Public Relations Manager: Sue is keen to go cycle the vineyards of the Barossa.

Linda on a bike!
Linda Murden, Sales: For Linda, Australia is a wonderful playground where there's plenty of opportunity for adventures. She has roamed far and wide across this great southern land, from exploring Tasmania's wilderness by raft to the Larapinta Trail in Australia's red centre. The more rugged the better which is why she has her heart set on the less-cycled Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail in Queensland. 

Dan Bunting in the Walls of Jerusalem
Dan Bunting, Sales: Dan emigrated from the cool climate of England to the cool climate of Tasmania, where he's revelling in the great outdoors. Always keen for a hike, bike, kayak, raft, (etc), Dan can typically be found outside wherever there's an amazing sunset. Naturally, he's keen to hop on a bike and explore the Apple Isle on two wheels.

 


Alana Mehmet
Alana Mehmet, Reservations: Alana's ideal holiday involves leaving the city and heading straight to the country, where she loves nothing more than sampling the gourmet produce (ciders, chocolates, cheeses), browsing antiques shops and saying g'day to the local animals. It's no surprise that the Southern Highlands Cycle is at the top of her cycling 'to do' list as it ticks off all of these activities and cycling gives her the freedom to explore at her own pace.

Efti enjoying the Cycle, Kayak & Walk Tasmania tour |  <i>Efti Nure</i>
Efti Nure, Reservations. Efti formerly helped travellers explore Europe as the resident 'bike and boat' expert for UTracks. She's since refocused her cycling enthusiasm to Australia, where she can't wait to explore South Australia's world class wines and produce on the Barossa and Clare Valley 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 Manager: 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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