bici-almeria is basically me, mark lyford .... with back up from a few significant others including my partner lisa
a long time bike rider using mtbs at first then discovering the joys of the road bike a few years later i joined reading cycling club and began to ride in some of the earliest events in the sporttive phenomenon, including the polka dot challenge, exmoor beast, autumn epic, circuit of the cotswolds and gran fondo cymru. subsequently i led the organisation of the inaugural reading cc sportive in 2007 - the kennet flyer which attracted 250+ riders to the west berkshire and wiltshire downs
so after many years of organising trips for small groups of friends (lyford tours) i finally listened to their advice and have started up bici-almeria
my knowledge of the province of almeria is extensive, first discovering the region on a holiday and coming back on a february bike tour in 2007 - in fact lisa and i loved it so much amongst the mountains, coast and desert we decided to buy a small house there, the 'bolt hole'! i have since ridden extensively in the sierras that surround our house and still get a real buzz from discovering small roads which are often not on maps. the excitement of sharing these rides and introducing the roads to others is the driving force behind bici-almeria
i currently run bici-almeria whilst teaching in a primary school in reading where i live with lisa
i hope to see you in almeria soon
bici-almeria is also very proud to have been selected as a ridewithgps.com ambassador - click logo for more details
the little red man explained ..... introducing the indalo .... the ubiquitous symbol of the province of almeria. derived from a pre-historic cave painting in velez-rubio in the north of the province, the indalo now appears as a good luck symbol on houses, cars, gifts, you name it - even cycle kit!
bici-almeria headed north to asturias in 2016
and will be venturing to the dolomites in august
2017 with 12 tour veterans!