Nick Sander’s pad is a well thought out and organised base camp for his guided tours. It has been put together over some time, with obvious thought being put into every stage. The quality and decor of the tents, cabins and trailers makes them homely. They’re particularly easy to relax in after a day’s ride, and that’s important. He says it’s a woman’s touch and he’s probably right.
Caroline runs a tight kitchen and dishes up some amazing food. Gourmet yes, but nouvelle cuisine (i.e. big plates, tiny servings) it’s certainly not! There’s plenty and then some, no chance of leaving the table until you’re well stuffed. With Nick and Caroline joining us for dinner, it made for a great evening with plenty of banter and lively discussion!
Initially I thought it was a bit pricey for a long weekend at over £200. Now I’ve been I can say that was actually a bargain, as I didn’t spend another penny! Accommodation for 3 nights plus 2 restaurant quality meals (with wine) a day is good value in itself, without the guided tour and bike related settings. I probably spend more on a standard camping weekend with my mates, when you factor in 3 nights in the pub!