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Scoot Cycling Holidays Ltd.
Ranked #7 of 21 Outdoor Activities in York
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Owner description: Welcome to SCOOT CYCLING HOLIDAYS. We are passionate about offering you the best UK cycling holiday experience, in the most beautiful part of England, in Yorkshire’s fabulous countryside. A self-guided Yorkshire cycling holiday is a great way to discover a very special part of the UK. We help you get the most out of your biking holiday. We don’t charge extra for bike or equipment hire, and the tours we have planned are all graded so you can be confident that you will be able to choose the cycling holiday/vacation that most matches your experience and interests. We also offer Sightseeing city tours of York. These 2 hour tours provide a great introduction to the city are are informative and fun. York is a great cycling friendly city, and the route we take gives you the best of the attractions as well as the nicest routes to cycle!
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Had a three hour with Anne. She was very informative and able to adapt the tour to avoid flooded parts of the city. A lovely lady!
The bikes are very well maintained and comfortable.
The majority of riding occurred on side streets or paths. We had to do a bit of riding on busy roads, but this was largely because the usual route was flooded.
Highly recommend! A great way to seek York.

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Cai M, Manager at Scoot Cycling Holidays Ltd., responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Great to hear that you enjoyed Scoot's guided tour of York on a bike. For January you had a really good day and it was a great decision to book our tour + hire offer for the day. The water level is down now and luckily York hasn't suffered like much of the country has. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and thanks for your feedback.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Getting around York”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Went to York for a short break and cycling seemed to be the best way to see around the city as the streets are quite congested. Our guide was very good and the only negative was the size of bike for my youngest daughter which was a bit too small considering we had to complete a form to give height and wheel size of her own bike. Otherwise I would recommend trying this out if you are thinking of going to York.

Visited October 2013
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Cai M, Manager at Scoot Cycling Holidays Ltd., responded to this review, November 21, 2013
We were very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed our cycle tour of York and we're only sorry that the bike we brought for your youngest child wasn't quite big enough. The bikes we provided were the sizes requested and were put on the booking form.
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London, United Kingdom
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“Seeing MORE of York”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had a great 2hours with Terry our knowledgable and enthusiastic guide .
It was lovely to see more of York , which by cycling allowed us to do .
It was just my husband and I on our tour, which surprised us as York in August is busy with tourists. The company is very efficient with emailing info and map to find the meeting point , all very straight forward .
More tourists should know about this wonderful way to spend a few hours !
Thanks Sally and Terry

Visited August 2013
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Cai M, Manager at Scoot Cycling Holidays Ltd., responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Very pleased we were able to accommodate you both on a cycle tour at short notice and very glad that tourists in York are responding to the leaflets we have put in various hotels and B&Bs.
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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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“York without the pre-recorded 'auto-tour'!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

In a busy city like York we were a little apprehensive that the tour would be affected by cycling on roads with buses and cars flying by. Nothing of the sort however - the route kept us on cycle paths, parks and a few back streets. Where there were larger roads involved it was just to cross them rather than ride down them.
We had 3 kids with us (13, 11 & 11 - all boys!) so we were glad that the route allowed them a little more leeway with their cycling too.
Our guide (Anne) was knowledgeable and interesting - even though it was only her 2nd tour for the company. One thing that would have kept our younger riders more switched in would have been a little more of the 'horrid histories' of the area - plenty of scope to draw on for this in York.
All in all though an excellent 2 hour trip and if I had to suggest anything it would be to give an option for types of tour i.e.
Medieval Madness, from Monks to murder to the monarchy
or
2000 Years of York - from Romans to the present

or something along those lines - this gives people the option to come back for repeat tours with different perspectives!

Visited August 2013
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Cai M, Manager at Scoot Cycling Holidays Ltd., responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Jos - thanks for the helpful and positive feedback. As a new member of our team, Ann was really encouraged to see this. Your suggestion for themed tours is definitely worth considering. We're already planning a 'Le Tour'-themed guided tour of York for 2014 and, since cycling is so popular with children, something along the 'Horrible Histories' line is a great idea. Many thanks, Sally
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“Great way to see the city”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Guide was great and was an interesting way to see the sights. Some of the cobbles in York makes the ride 'interesting'. Took 2 teenagers - one loved it, other complained of being saddle sore! All in all I'd definitely recommend it - no need to be super fit as you stop quite a lot. Whole ride was 12km. Thank you for an enjoyable 2 hours

Visited August 2013
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Cai M, Manager at Scoot Cycling Holidays Ltd., responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thanks for your feedback - yes, Nick is a really entertaining guide. Glad you enjoyed it.
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