More Than 21 Bends -  Bourg d'Oisans at the bottom of Alpe d'Huez
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About Us

We have been running More Than 21 Bends since 2008. It is now a real family affair consisting mainly of the following people.


Joint owner of More Than 21 Bends. In her previous incarnation Helen spent 15 years working as criminal defence solicitor, and is now enjoying meeting a nicer kind of client! It is Helen who you will be in touch with regarding your reservations and logisitcs, she is also available to help with any information once you have arrived. Helen rides a commencal mountain bike, so please feel free to try to persaud her to try a road bike. A reward will be offered! Helen is an ITEC qualified massage therapist, and holds an emergency first aid certificate.


Joint owner of More Than 21 Bends. Phil has been riding bikes for as long as he can remember but started competing seriously in cyclo cross events in the late 1980's with Bournemouth Arrows. Phil switched to mountain biking in the mid nineties and rode mostly for leisure with the Bigfoot Mountain bike club in Gloucestershireand has competed in the Megavalanche a couple of times . Since moving to France he has switched back to road riding and supports and runs most of the More Than 21 Bends cycle tours. Most of the blogs , tweets and email newsletters are composed by Phil. He is first aid qualified and also a very experienced bike mechanic. As if he was not busy enough already he also owns and manages the PROMPT.CC shop in Bourg d'Oisans.

Ella and Zachary

Are our grown up kids and they help us out over the summer months once university has finished. They are involved in all aspects of the business making sure that you have a great time.


Our Marketing guru and brother-in-law works for us on an adhoc basis covering cycle shows and media relations. He does all this for new bikes or exciting cycling trips.

Want to Work for Us ?

We are always looking for new people to work for us.

We just ask that you are a keen cyclist, flexible - you will be doing everything from supporting on our tours to cleaning toilets ! Its not always glamorous but the riding is fantastic.


In the first instance please send us your C.V. to the address shown on the contact us page.