Our Story

OUR VALUES:

Our lives have become so busy, we have very little time to stop and enjoy the most important things in life. We have become disconnected from nature, the environment and we barely get to spend enough time with the people we care about. We want to escape the pressures of modern life: the crowds, congestion, pollution and global pandemics. We want to escape to a more simple, stress-free existence and experience the unspoiled beauty of nature in a fun and healthy way.

Escape by Cycle is about building connections:

  • Sharing great experiences with friends, family and like-minded people.
  • Connecting with nature and appreciating what a truly magical world we live in.
  • Rediscovering a sense of fun, adventure and personal achievement.

Our mission:

  • To exceed our customers’ expectations
  • To build long term relationships with our customers, staff and suppliers
  • To minimise our impact on the environment

A MESSAGE FROM THE OWNER

Hi there,

I grew up in New Zealand, spending most of my summers in the South Island. I’ve always been passionate about the outdoors and had many adventures hiking, biking, climbing, skiing and kayaking around the world. All of my best experiences have been out in nature having a great time with friends and family.

Back in the real world, I studied law and economics and spent 12 years working in the capital markets of London. I enjoyed my time in finance and learned a lot, but I always felt torn between my career, the desire to run my own business and spending more time in the outdoors.

When the opportunity came up, I took a leap into the unknown and became the proud owner of a cycle tour business based in Queenstown. I truly believe off-road cycling is one of the best ways to see our beautiful country. The business reflects what is important to me in life – sharing experiences with genuine people in the outdoors. And having fun in the process!

What I liked about the business was the real focus on providing the best experience for our customers, the attention to detail and the fantastic quality of our mountain bikes. Not to mention that our customers tend to be genuinely lovely people! I’ve been delighted to see our reviews have continued to be outstanding this season. I am firmly committed to maintaining our high standards as we take the business into its next stage of its journey.

I look forward to meeting you on one of our tours!

Ian