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With a degree is Sports Science and a passion for the outdoors and living an active lifestyle, Lara started working as a personal trainer and organizing active getaways.


With her love of travel and cycling she gradually evolved the concept into EuroCyclingTrips and aligned herself with some of the passionate cycling experts she had crossed paths with along her journey.

Today she endeavors to offer activities that promote healthy living, enjoyment of sport and travel to a wide public.

Born in France, Educated in the UK with a languages degree from French University Champollion, Simeon first got involved in Mountain Bike racing as a teenager, which saw him live and race in the USA.  He also raced Cyclocross in the USA and Europe on his way to the Pro ranks in road racing where he has over a decade of experience.

Simeon has worked in management for bicycle tour operators as well as working as a consultant for tour companies and cycling federations.  He has over 25 years experince in the bicycle industry and regularly works as a bicycle guide when not traveling the world racing.


David McKenzie

During his 9 year career, David McKenzie won a stage of the 2000 Giro d’Italia as well as the Australian National Road Championship.  Since retiring at the end of 2005 he has worked as an expert analyst and commentator for Australian TV Broadcaster SBS.  David is also present on the "speaking tour" and is available for corporate speeches and MC roles.


David traveled extensively during his Pro cycling career on various teams from Europe to Asia via the USA.  For much of his career he based himself out of Ghent Belgium.  He also lived in Italy for many years as well as in Toulouse, France and Valencia, Spain.  David has an easy going personality and loves a good Belgian beer; he is a great story teller.  Needless to say the evenings can be fascinating and quite humorous.

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