“Your guidance and expertise from the pre-planning process right through to the final day of the Matt Baker Rickshaw challenge for Children in Need was absolutely vital to its success”.
Gareth Hydes, Head of Editorial, BBC Children in Need
“Just a wee note to say we were absolutely delighted with the service you provided and the feedback from everyone was incredibly positive. Thanks so much for a job very well done!”
Andrew Pankhurst, Cycling Scotland 2013
“The level of support was perfect, there was always someone close at hand, but you were fantastically sensitive to peoples’ individual temperaments, and never intrusive.”
Matt, Alpine Road Biking 2012
“The route exceeded my expectations. Having cycled extensively in the Alps before, it was very refreshing not to have to think about route-planning, secure in the knowledge that the route was well thought out by cyclists, for cyclists.”
Simon S, Alpine Road Biking 2012
“Thanks for an amazing adventure! Loved it”
Jaci, Trans Nepal Trail 2012/13
“I’ve ridden several bike tours with various outfits, including a few with Gav, in Europe and Asia, on the tarmac and remote mountain trails. Getting the balance right for a guide is not easy, especially in groups with different abilities and expectations, requiring not just experience and personal ability but a special type of character. I cannot imagine meeting anybody with a better combination of cycling savvy, charisma and thoughtfulness than Gav, resulting in the perfect balance of thrills and safety, and very happy bikers”.
“I must just say that Gavin McDonald, our road leader, was in no small part the reason this was such a great trip. His organisation skills were only bettered by his ability on a bike. I hope to join him again in the future on another adventure”.
“Gav McDonald has been my mountain bike guide on trips both in Nepal and in the UK. What a great guide, the route planning was excellent with an appropriate level of challenge and interest to the level of his clients. He is very experienced both as a cyclist and traveller and a great guy to ride with. I wish him every success with his new venture”.
“It was a genuine pleasure to work with Gav on our Coast to Coast Cycle. As a guide he was extremely supportive of our riders and he was that ‘extra special’ touch that leaves our participants with a fantastic sense of achievement and great memories. We look forward to many more rides with you, thank you”.
Jock Wright, Events Director, GB Charity Events
“Thanks for leading us through the highs and the lows” …. of Tibetan high altitude travel
“Our trip leader Chez was outstanding. She was very professional and kept the group together on all levels whilst making us all feel valued for our various contributions to the trip/team effort. Very friendly and approachable at all times”.
“The leaders were excellent! They coped with us all, kept us going and looked after us well throughout”.