bici-almeria is basically me, mark lyford .... with back-up and support from a few very significant others including my partner lisa

a long time bike rider using mtb and hybrids at first then discovering the joys of the road bike a few years ago i joined reading cycling club and began to ride in some of the earliest events in the recent sportive phenomenon. subsequently i led the organisation of the inaugural reading cc sportive in 2007 - the kennet flyer which attracted 250+ entrants to the thames valley

so after many years of organising trips for a small group of friends i finally listened to their advice and have started up 'lyford tours' or bici-almeria as it is known

my knowledge of the area of almeria is extensive, first discovering the region on a holiday and coming back on a february bike tour in 2006 - lisa and i loved it so much there amongst the mountains, coast and desert we decided to buy a small home there! i have since then ridden extensively in the sierras and still get a real buzz from discovering small roads and routes which are often not on maps. the excitement of sharing these rides with others is the driving force behind bici-almeria

i currently run bici-almeria whilst teaching p.e in a primary school in reading where i live with lisa

see you soon in almeria i hope