Pete McNeil

Mountain bike guide, adventurer, endurance racer, expedition leader, bike re-cycler, budding permaculturist and dad, Pete has worked as a guide in the UK, Spain, Nepal and NZ. As an expedition leader, he's worked with youth groups all over the world. Since being inspired to get out on his own adventures at the tender age of twelve he has embarked on countless ambitious personal challenges and expeditions; not least, cycling 20,000km from the UK to New Zealand with his wife Alice as their honeymoon! In recent years he has also been a successful self-supported bikepacking racer, finishing at the pointy end of some of the world’s toughest off-road bike races; including both the HT550 and Silk Road Mountain Race.

Pete now lives on the edge of the Peak District with Alice, their two toddlers Pip & Mae, Keela and Mol the traildogs and three wayward chickens... He thrives on inspiring and facilitating others to have adventures by bike (no matter how big or small..). In 2015 he set up 'Adventure Pedlars'; a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring and facilitating journeys by bike 

 

The Number Crunch:

  • Longest ride: 20,000km 2 year honeymoon bike ride across 22 countries from the UK to NZ 
  • Fastest ride: 2018 HT550 - 4 days, 6hrs - 5th place
  • Highest ride: 5,416m - Solo bikepacking the Annapurna Circuit
  • Slowest ride - Fatbiking across Lesotho
  • Toughest ride: 2018 Silk Road Mountain Race - 8th place (first brit to ever finish..)
  • Cheapest ride: Riding a £30 bike to Glasgow for Cop26
  • Shortest bikepacking trip: 5 km - Pip’s first overnighter (age 2) Loch Oich.
  • First ever: Bikepacking expedition across Armenia
  • Biggest ‘bonk’: 10pm 2020 Strathpuffer 24hr race - solo
  • Favourite brew spot: Spiti Valley - Indian Himalaya