Merry Pedaller Reviews
Despite the challenges of Covid these last 2 years and fewer people visiting London, we are pleased to have still provided a few tours for mainly UK residents.Thank you for the wonderful Merry Pedaller reviews from our guests, this year was our 8th year of providing rides, consider joining one in 2022!
Great way to see local treasures!
Reviewed by Helen H
17 Sep 2020
Well thought-out route, a knowledgable tour guide, fresh air and beautiful local sights – THIS is how to this area!
Ginette was great, exactly the sort of fan of the location you want to show you around. Plenty of thought given to safety too with bikes disinfected at the start and social distancing maintained throughout.
Fantastic cycling tour
Reviewed by jennykp
17 Sep 2020
We had a fantastic cycling tour with Ginette yesterday. She was attentive, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Will definitely do this again.
“Simply the Best!”
Reviewed by BettyBee2017
14 Sep 2020
Brilliant bike tour with Ginette from Hampton Court. Great from start to finish including reserving us an outside table at a pub along the river Thames to enjoy a drink and the views in the sunshine and tell us about the local history. Ginette even went out of her way to show us some amazing stags she had spotted earlier in Bushy park. Great tour guide would highly recommend.
Reviewed by 615samanthao
8 Sep 2020
We hired a bike from Mary for the afternoon (for my boyfriend as I have my own bike) – pick up and hand over all went smoothly and we had a great day out! Would recommend and do it again – Mary is very well organised and pleasant to interact with.
“Visite des “incontournables”
Reviewed by michelt1708
19 Dec 2019
Une bonne manière de voir beaucoup de choses en peu de temps, le tout expliqué par un guide accompagnateur très pro
On survole de l’extérieur mais on peut revenir sur les lieux ultérieurement pour une vraie visite
“Take the Richmond Park Tour”
Reviewed by justinsammie
25 Oct 2019
We spent a wonderful 4+ hours with our tour guide Ginny. What a terrific lady. Even though we started off in a light rain, she made sure the 6 of us (all over 55) saw the beauty of Richmond Park, including it’s deer and Flora. We finished our ride with a traditional English pub lunch. Can’t recommend her enough for an experience outside the hustle and bustle of London.
“Best cycling tour”
Centurion, South Africa
Did an excellent cycle tour to Hampton court. Ginette is attentive, knowledgable and fun. I have done a few cycle tours and this has been my favourite. Ginette goes the extra mile and does not mind adding something extra to the tour. Coming from South Africa we have never seen European deer and Ginnette made sure we saw them. I would recommend this to everybody. When next in London I am doing another.
“Tour en bici con Ginette”
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Thank you Ginette for being so kind and happy to travel with me alone at Richmond and Hampton Court !!
Bike and History could never t be better .
I would never gone to so secrets path through Thames River !!
Lovely Parks , having our picnic at Hampton Courts, near the Castle , Nice Chats . Finishing at Hampton Court palace was great ! Love sitting around in the Gardens looking those beautifull flowers
Hope to see you soon ! We will make windsor on our next time at London
“Royal Deer Park Bike Tour”
My 11 year old daughter and I had an amazing bike ride. We went through some of the most amazing sites. We stopped at particular locations at which we were given historic descriptions. I would recommend this tour for families seeking a true fun filled adventure.
“A cycling joy!”
I enjoyed a tour from Richmond to Hampton Court Palace with Ginette. On booking a tour as part of a group I found I was the only booking for the morning, and Ginette generously continued with the booking as planned. Ginette’s communication was timely and informative. She met me at the station as planned and was attentive, knowledgeable and informative on history and other topics. We stopped for a coffee break at a fabulous café, picked up some fresh fruit and produce at a market and picnicked in the most amazing location. The cycling trip was mostly in paths, it was picturesque, and ticked all the boxes on flora, fauna, scenery, food etc! The bike was comfy, great gears and great to ride. Ginettes tours are a must do for solos, families/friends!
“Hampton Court ride”
If you happen to be in London and you want to have a different amazing experience. I would highly recommend “The Merry Pedaller” I am a novice cyclist and Ginette took wonderful care of me. We had a bit of history and fun facts, mixed with English countryside, and bread pudding on the lawn. This is the closest experience you can have enjoying the luxury of royal life. Ginette gave us the Royal treatment from the beginning, she modified the experience just for us. I will do another one next time I am in London..Cycling certainly beats walking you can cover so much more..
“5 star bike tour!”
Linda B Phoenix
Ginette’s warm personality, her knowledge of history and her unique perspective as a lifelong local is what made our afternoon ride from Hampton Court to Richmond exceptional. We frequently take bike tours when traveling because we’ve found them to be a fantastic way to learn about a new city. The Merry Pedaller is one of the best we have ever done and we highly recommend it. You won’t be disappointed!
“Great ride with Ginette! Hampton Court Palace ride”
Reviewed by carolynb397
9 Jul 2019
We had a wonderful ride with Ginette through the countryside in late June with 11 family members. She was so responsive to all of my questions prior to the ride that I knew we would have a great day. The bikes were in excellent condition and everyone was properly outfitted with the right size. The pathways were easy to navigate and she provided wonderful commentary of all of the sites. I highly recommend this bike ride with Ginette. It was a highlight of our trip! Thank you Ginette!
“Die beste Art London entlang der Themse zu erleben!”
Reviewed by Doris220367
23 Jun 2019
Nach einer kurzen Fahrt mit der Untergrundbahn zum Bahnhof Richmond hat uns Ginette dort direkt empfangen. Dann ging es los über das Richmond Green entlang der Themse. Ein kurze Pause in einem Pub direkt am Fluß, ein Stopp in Kingston upon Thames um für unsere Picknick einzukaufen. Dann saßen wir im Gras mit tollem Blick auf Hampton Court Palace und haben unseren Snack genossen. Ginette hat uns noch die Küchengärten von Hampton Court Palace gezeigt und uns gut zum Bahnhof gebracht. Eine so tolle Führerin, die uns allerhand über die Geschichte und die Häuser an der Themse erzählt hat. Danke Ginette – wir haben die Radltour mit Dir sehr genossen!
“Such a fun day!”
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed 18 June 2019 courtneyp69
Thank you so much for the lovely bike ride along the Thames to Hampton Court. Even though it rained some, Ginette still made this ride enjoyable. The scenery was beautiful, lunch was great, and Hampton Court was a fun way to end the ride. Even our picky 12 year old gave the entire experience a thumbs up! It was also a great break from the crowds in London.
“A great day away from the crowds of London!”
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Stephanie A 12 Jun 2019
We love London but loved the chance to bike through the beautiful countryside outside of town! Ginette was a delightful tour guide and because we had such a small group, she did a fantastic job tailoring the tour to meet our schedule. She is very knowledgeable about the area and we had such a great time! Thank you for a wonderful adventure to Hampton Court Palace Ginette!
“Fun and Informative Ride along the Thames”
Reviewed by Dhartikainen
22 Apr 2019
Ginette made the experience fun and informative, i got the chance to experience another area of the Thames that i hadnt previously which was my aim. Fininshing off at the Palace was a great way to end.
“Great journey and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed by Владимир К
22nd February 2019
Date of experience: February 2019
Highly recommended for companies of friends or families. We took a trip to royal deer park in Richmond. It was great!
“London tour by bike”
Jet25534908978 Haaren, The Netherlands
4 out of 5 stars Reviewed 3 November 2018
We visited London, and want to experience the surrounding by bike.With The Merry Pedaller, we found a warm, well prepared and beautiful tour and tourguide.Nice stories tuned to the public including a nice Englisch lunch.So nice to experience England this way!
“Wonderful bike ride full of history and beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 October 2018
jillcorsi Austin, Texas
Ginnete was a wonderful host and guide. This was one of the top experiences for our trip to the UK. We rode along the Thames to Hampton Court this summer. Highly recommend her tours.
Date of experience: June 2018
“Enjoyable, flexible, interesting ride.”
5 out of 5 starts Elaine B Reviewed 26 October 2018
We throughly enjoyed our day out touring the countryside. Ginette, was well educated local history and pleasure to be with.
Date of experience: July 2018
“Cycle from Richmond to Hampton Court Palace”
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile
My husband and I throughly enjoyed our cycle ride with Ginette. We felt immediately at ease in her company and she was extremely knowledgeable about the area we cycled through. Bikes and helmets were provided and we stopped for coffee and then for lunch that we bought on the way. A perfect way to spend a few hours.
Date of experience: October 2018
“A Highlight of our Holiday”
5 out of 5 stars Melissa P Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2018
My twelve year old son and I had a fabulous morning on the Hampton Court Palace Bike Tour. Everything was great – the bikes, the countryside, and of course, Ginette! Ginette is a wonderful guide, so not only did we have fun riding bikes but we also learnt so much about the architectural, cultural and natural history of this beautiful area. She also supplied us with a bottle of water for which we were very grateful. (My son was also very grateful for her recommendation of a particular milk shake shop on our pit stop!) This tour was a definite highlight of our holiday!
Date of experience: September 2018
“Wet but sunny ;-)”
5 out of 5 stars miriam_van_harten Arequipa, Peru
Reviewed 16 May 2018
Absolutely enjoyed the bike tour. Although the weather was not perfect, it was still a great way to explore the area nearby London. The places where we stopped for a drink were well chosen! Definitely will come back!
Kind regards, Miriam
“Joyful bike ride in Richmond parks with Ginette”
5 out of 5 stars Olga_Grits Moscow, Moscow City, Russia 31
Reviewed 12 May 2018
It was absolutely wonderful to explore Richmond’s beautiful and very British, to my imagination, parks and gardens together with Ginette this week. Thanks to Ginette’s love to these places and knowledge it was probably the best time of our London visit. Weather was fantastic of course, but I imagine it’s beautiful there in almost any season. And the deer laying calmly right across the road! If I have a chance to get there again – I would definitely go for a longer tour, not just 3 hours – time runs so fast 🙂 Warmest regards to Ginette from Moscow!
“So close but so different!”
5 out of 5 stars Antipodean_Annie 6460
Reviewed 8 May 2018
This was a very easy day trip from central London but such a contrast! Ginette modified a couple of her standard tours to reflect our interests – more cycling, more country. We saw (among other things) a polo match, palaces, wild deer and had lunch in a “country pub”. I guess the biggest indicator of the tour is would I recommend it to my best friend – yes I would and yes I have already done so!
“”Available day before catching flight home to Australia””
5 out of 5 stars Sydney, Australia 9642
Reviewed 7 May 2018
With a day to fill in before my evening flight, I booked a bike ride in Richmond with Ginette and the Merry Pedallers. London turned on a near perfect warm & sunny day and Ginette improved on the experience by being a delightful and an engaging host.
She provided an excellent historical commentary and background detail as we rode through the Richmond Royal Deer Park. I really appreciated Ginette’s willingness to do this ride for me on a day that was not a published ride day.
Date of experience: May 2018
Ale Tasting Bike Tour
“Very good bikes, wonderful landscape and a great hostess”
30 July 2017 5 of 5 stars Reviewed by muenchgudrun
We did the Ale tasting tour with a group of 10 friends. Already the booking and the organisation was super, as Ginette answered to all my mails within a very short time. All of us had super bikes with suitable heights. We had a wonderful tour with Ginette, who is a most friendly and attentive host. We stayed in London for 5 days and had a lot of events, but we all agreed that the day with Ginette was the best of all. Although not all of us drink beer, we enjoyed the Ale tasting, which was great fun. We recommend merry pedallers very much and could imagine to be back for one of the other tours as well.
“Beer and Bike tour was fantastic”
5 Sep 2016 5 of 5 stars Reviewed by 2becks
We did the beer and bike tour for a friend’s birthday present Ginette was fabulous and the day was great fun, a bit of easy cycling (we averaged 5mph) along the river, some very nice pubs, an ale tasting as well as stops to hear about local history and discover places we never knew existed so close to our home in Twickenham! We will definitely be coming back for more!
Windsor Bike Tours
Another great ride
5 out of 5 stars ralpho tulsa
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Went to Windsor Castle grounds for a “Wedding Tour”. This was our third with Ginette. Simply wonderful. If you want to take a bike tour out of London this is the way to do it. This comes from a couple that have done probably 30 or so bike tours around Europe. Don’t hesitate to take one of her tours.
What a great way to see Windsor
5 out of 5 stars sbrueske Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 26 June 2018
We had a wonderful first day of our trip to London by touring Windsor on bike with Ginette. Ginette was incredibly accommodating and provided excellent communication for planning. We would highly recommend. We toured Eton College and the Great Park. It was well worth it…More
Date of experience: June 2018
Amazing Tour! Hampton Court to Windsor Castle
5 stars of 5 Reviewed 30 May 2017
jcb1119 New York City
Amazing Tour! We ended up doing the full day tour of Hampton Court to Windsor Castle, and it was so much fun! Our group was worried the biking might be too easy, but it was actually a fun challenging bike ride. We were able to see so much of the country side and we visited interesting places that we would never have been able to see on our own. Ginette was an wonderful tour guide and I highly recommend the Merry Pedaller Bike Tours. She makes an excellent cup of tea, bacon roll, & ginger cake! We will definitely be taking another tour when we are in London again
Bespoke Bike Tour Reviews
5 out of 5 stars Giorgio P
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile
We rented the bikes to participate in the Tweed Run 2018.They were kind, caring, patient, helpful and very very nice. They met all our requests. I advise you to contact this agency. Everything is perfect.
Date of experience: May 2018
Swan Upping bike ride – not to be missed
5 stars xmapjoen London
Reviewed 18 July 2017
We had a simply marvellous morning cycling along the Thames from Shepperton to Staines watching the first day of the stately procession of the Swan Uppers, dressed in formal attire, in their six skiffs and accompanying motor launches as they row down the Thames to mark the new cygnets. The Swan Uppers finish five days later in Abingdon, Oxon.