The superhumans who are taking part in the Tour de France are expected to cycle up to 150 miles a day without becoming saddle-sore. But Wheely Wonderful Cycling only asks its clients to travel 40 miles in a weekend - and they can go as slowly as they want.
The company specialises in modestly-priced short-break and week-long holidays that allow amateur cyclists to meander through the half-timbered villages and cider orchards of Shropshire and Herefordshire.
Kay Dartnell (pictured left) and her husband Chris, who set up Wheely Wonderful five years ago, enthuse about all their tours but admit that their favourite is the two-day break that they have dubbed The Quietest Cycle Tour Under the Sun. The tour, which includes two nights' BB accommodation and a luggage transport service, follows the river valleys of the Teme and Redlake and finishes in the picturesque border village of Clun.
TES readers who would like to sample the rural idyll that the Dartnells offer can win two tickets for the tour worth a total of Pounds 178 by answering the following question: Who wrote "A Shropshire Lad"?
Answers on a postcard by Tuesday, July 29, to Summer School Cycle Competition, The TES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY. The winner will be the first correct entry to be drawn from the postbag. The winner and companion will be provided with 18-gear hybrid trail bikes and detailed route guides. Parking is available at the Dartnells' base, Petchfield Farm, Elton, Nr Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2HJ. Readers wanting more information about their cycle holidays should write to Wheely Wonderful Cycling at that address or telephone 01568 770755.