My goal is to enable small (8-10 cyclists) groups of Americans to see and experience the rich landscape and culture of England and France through affordable cycling trips. The tours are not focused on hammering away at the pedals, but on seeing, feeling, smelling, and tasting the country and learning about its people and history.
My name is Andy Brown , and I will be your guide and trip leader. I started my career as a NASA Rocket Engineer in 1986, but during vacations I organized and led week-long bike tours for friends in Napa, California, the coast of Maine, the Loire Valley, France, and Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, Kent and Sussex, England. In addition, I have ridden with small cycling companies in England, The Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, and Austria, and have done the well-known cross state BRAT, RAGBRAI, and Cycle Main Street, Louisiana rides. I started Country Lanes Cycle Tours in 2018, so 2020 will be my third season, and I have learned a lot!
My wife, Cheryl Brown, has accompanied me on many of mt tours, and loves to engage the local people and to find the best that the small cities and villages have to offer, from coffee shops to antiques. She will generally be transporting the luggage and providing emergency van service.
Cycling Links in Huntsville, Alabama
I have enjoyed the cycling community in Huntsville for the last 33 years! Here are some links to organizations that make this happen:
Spring City Cycling Club – www.springcity.org
Bicycle Cove, Huntsville’s largest bike shop – www.bicycle-cove.com
Blevin’s Bicycle Company – www.blevinsbicycleco.com