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William Miller

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Where am I going in 2023?

This is an unsupported camping tour from Trelleborg to Gothenburg in Sweden. The tour will follow part of the Sydkustleden long distance cycle route from Trelleborg to Helsingborg, and the full length of the Kattegattleden long distance cycle route from Helsingborg to Gothenburg.
This holiday is for the moderately fit rider, able to tackle hills with panniers, and for whom riding daily distances of up to 80km is no problem and at a pace that would normally allow time for stops for food and photos.

My experience and style

What to expect

Who am I?
I have been cycle touring for about 20 years. Since 2007 I have assisted on a number of CTC Cycle Holidays before moving up to the Deputy role and finally to Tour Leader. My day job is working for an IT services company, though my early career was as a Land Surveyor working in Africa and the Middle East.
My tour leading style
My approach is to learn as much as possible about the area we are travelling through, so that I can relax and enjoy the tour as much as everyone else. I am usually to be found at the front of the group where I can ensure that the pace isn't too high, though I am perfectly happy for a faster group to be formed.
The roads I take
I prefer to follow off-road long distance cycle routes wherever possible, though I am not averse to taking shortcuts when routes meander unnecessarily, or are a bit repetitive. I like to find the most scenic or interesting routes and spend a great deal of time looking at alternative routes to find the best route possible.
The places we stay
I am mainly interested in organising moving on camping tours. The choice of campsites is usually dictated by what is available in the area, though I do look to avoid large holiday park type sites as I find that most tour participants prefer to stay at smaller family run campsites.
Where do I go?
My main interest is touring in northern Europe. I look to include reserved train travel for the group wherever possible, which does limit to some degree where we can go. I find Germany to be a good place to tour due to the combination of good bicycle provision on trains, a large number of long-distance cycle routes, and varied scenery.

Where have I been?

I have toured in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany solo, with friends, and with organised group tours. I have acted as the Deputy Tour Leader on a number of European tours and organised and ran the 2019 camping tour from Amsterdam to Bremen.

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