At Eat Sleep Cycle we believe cycling is a powerful tool to change people’s lives. 

We value community, inclusiveness & low travel footprint which has a positive impact on the local communities we visit. We seek out the small hotels and restaurants which share our values and showcase the best a region has to offer. We seek the best local cycling guides who love where they’re from and take pride in guiding our guests on their favourite roads.

We strive to deliver the highest quality in everything that we do, be it repairing a bike in our Girona store, or delivering a luxury cycling tour. We always go the extra mile to offer the best service and make sure our guests depart looking forward to their next Eat Sleep Cycle tour. 

The Eat Sleep Cycle community starts in our Girona home, where all are welcome to join our club, social events & rides. We’re busy making cycling accessible to the unconverted, running women’s only rides & helping to develop Girona as a cycling destination, both for visitors & the local community.

Our cycling tours are completely flexible, guaranteed to run and are scheduled for the time of year offering the best weather and quietest roads. From our base in Girona we have access to the best cycling in Europe and we’re always on the road seeking the next hidden gem, undiscovered col or epic gravel road. We cater for all who love to cycle and offer tours for cyclists of all abilities and inclinations.

Join our community, experience the world and savour the ride!

Meet the Team

Eat Sleep Cycle is made up of a community of cyclists from all over the world. Meet our Girona hub team, the people who make the magic happen behind the scenes and our fantastic team of guides.

Lee

Founder

Lee is an Engineer from the north of England who has lived and worked on the Isle of Wight as well as the more exotic locations of China, San Diego & Argentina. After a career change and a stint of Sustainability in London, Lee found his new home in Girona, where he’s busy growing Eat Sleep Cycle alongside increasing his threshold power.
@lee_comerford

Louise

Founder

Louise is a touring-cyclist turned road-racer from Kent, England. She studied and worked in London for 6 years in the sustainability sector before heading to Girona where she pursued cycling and the racing dream. Soon after she founded Eat Sleep Cycle. 
@louise_laker

Bernat

Hub

Bernat works in our Hub, mainly on reception but can often be found helping out in the workshop too.

His favourite type of riding is, MTB, gravel and anything involving exploration. If he could ride anywhere in the world he would ride somewhere with a stunning landscape and single-track, for example British Columbia.

When he’s not working he spends time with his family, watching TV series’, practicing photography, cooking, eating and travelling.

Bernat’s coffee-stop go-to is a ‘cafe amb llet i bocata de butifarra’ a coffee with milk and a sandwich of the traditional Catalan sausage, butifarra.

 

Joan

Mechanic

Joan is from Catalunya & looks after our rental bike fleet. Joan is a mountain biker and put his roadie colleagues to shame with his insane bike skills.
@joanfrancescmtb

Daan

Mechanic

Daan is our dynamic Dutch mechanic from Utrecht via Andalucia and Geneva.

Daan joined the team this summer and when he’s not working he can be found discovering the amazing roads of Girona. If he could ride anywhere in the world he says a through Kyrgyzstan is high on his bucket list. Daan is also a talented photographer.

A cafe solo is his coffee order!

@daanvanmeeuwen

Silvia

Tours

Silvia is Italian and has lived in Girona for 15 years. She knows the best places to stay, the best places to eat and is working on learning the best cycling routes! Silvia joined Eat Sleep Cycle after stepping back from running her own successful business, Sleep & Stay.

 

@silvia_girona77

Zulma

Hub

Zulma is originally from Colombia and has returned to Girona, where she previously lived and studied, after living in the UK for 10 years.

A qualified vet with a background in retail, Zulma looks after almost every aspect of our Girona Hub.

She is relatively new to cycling but enjoys exploring the outdoors in any way possible, often via running or hiking.  Her bike of choice is a Brompton!

Her coffee stop order is a flat white with either coconut or almond milk!

 

@zulmita11

Chris

Hub

From Chesire, via Manchester, via London and now Girona, Chris is our Hub Manager.

Chris can’t choose a favourite Girona ride as he says “it’s all so good”! When he’s not working he loves “hanging out with old and new friends at the amazing places in Girona.” He is also a lover of all things water sports, especially kayaking.

At the cafe, he’ll be found ordering a ‘cafe con leche, por favor’

 

@smedgey1

Nancy

Tours

Nancy is our tour logistics whizz! Originally from Mexico, Nancy arrived in Girona via Holland 6 years ago after a career of racing on the track and road.

Nancy’s favourite part of her job is being part of a team that makes people’s holiday dreams come true. Her favourite ride is the coastal loop with a coffee stop at the Dulce Pikka cake shop.

when she’s not working, Nancy spends her time with her family or riding bikes, sometimes she even combines the two!

Shockingly, Nancy doesn’t drink coffee,  so her coffee stop order is orange juice and a chocolate croissant!

 

@nancy_arreola

Vilja

Hub

Vilja hails from Finland and works in our Girona Hub.

She says her favourite thing about working in The Hub is the people and the potential.

Her favourite thing to do in Girona is ride to Banyoles for a run, followed by a swim in the lake!

If she could ride anywhere in the world it would be Switzerland.

When she’s not at work Vilja can be found drinking coffee and exploring.

Her go-to coffee is a latter with an extra shot.

 

@bimmmmba

Amy

Marketing

Amy is from the UK and came to Girona whilst pursing racing before she gave up all that nonesense. Nowadays she can more often be found on gravel than road.

Amy studied English Literature at university and runs our social media as well as writing copy for our website and newsletters. She lives in Banyoles and when she’s not working she can be found spending time with friends, riding gravel, listening to podcasts or reading – although not all at once.

A self-confessed coffee addict, her order is a flat white.

 

@amylaurenjones

Katrina

Finance

A former pro cyclist turned runner Katrina is from the USA but has lived in Girona for over 10 years.

Katrina takes care of the Eat Sleep Cycle finances as well as being our resident office DIY consultant owing to her passion for renovating furniture!

 

Our Guides

Joan

Guide

Joan is a Catalan local from Manresa. He knows our local Girona roads well and can also be found guiding in the Pyrenees.

Thibaut

Guide

Thibaut is a photographer by trade & is from Provence. He excells in the high mountains and can be found guiding in the Alps, Provence & the Pyrenees.

Antton

Guide

Antton is from Finland and moved to San Sebastian after many years in Barcelona. He is a great photographer & can be found guiding in the Pyrenees, North Spain & Girona.

Knut

Guide

Knut is from Germany and has embraced the Girona way of life. A Designer by trade, a mountain-biker by nature, Knut works as a road, gravel & mtb guide in Girona as well as running tours for Eat Sleep Cycle throughout the year.

Gethyn

Guide

Gethyn is a Welshman who’s settled in Girona. He speaks Catalan like a local, is a lover of ridiculously long bike rides (dawn ’til dusk style) and teaches English for a living.

Peter

Guide

Also known as the Cycling Godfather of Girona, Peter is from Canada and came across Girona after touring across Asia on his bicycle. Like many others who came to Girona he set up home and started to cultivate his bicycle collection. Peter is a talented guide and joins many of our Trans-mountain tours.

Mario

Guide

Mario is from Italy & guides all over Europe!

Stuart

Guide

Stuart is a London lawyer turned Girona local. After spending years in the big smoke Stuart relocated to Girona to enjoy the best things in life; namely cycling. Stuart knows his food, wines & is a gravel biker / roadie lover.

Julie

Guide

Julie is from the USA. She relocated to Mallorca to live the cycling dream after a long career in teaching. Julie guides in Mallorca, Girona & the Pyrenees!

Berta

Physio

Berta is from Vic, Catalunya and runs her own successful Physio practice, Gabinet Medic Girona. Berta is known for making the best roadside lunches & giving the best massages on tour!

Community

Lazy Lunes

Open Group Ride

Lazy Lunes is our weekly Eat Sleep Cycle Club ride and is open to all in possession of a road bicycle.
Meet at 10 am at the Eat Sleep Cycle HQ, every Monday.

Beers & Bravas

Social Night

Join our Thursday night social and meet other cyclists in town.
We meet at 7 pm at Hors Categorie.

Club

Club Ciclista Eat Sleep Cycle

The Eat Sleep Cycle Club is a merry band of cyclists living in Girona. Ask about joining in our HQ if you’re planning to stay awhile.

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