What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There were many inspirational moments from climbing my last hill - my legs insisted I start there - to the complete effort by Raluca & Radu to show us 'their Romania' and trying to help us understand the complex 1000 year history of Transylvania and the effects of Communism on the whole of the country from 1947 to 1990.
What did you think of your group leader?
Radu was our principal leader in that he was 'on the ground' day by day. He was very professional but with a twinkle in his eye, very knowledgeable about the area and his English is very good. Raluca as one of the principle architects of the Cycle Romania experience, was along on this first trip to make certain all the logistics were covered. Her passion for her country, her historical comment & her never shying away from tough questions were most appreciated. For some of our fellow travellers her inability to create - magically - wifi where none existed or a hair dryer - a must it seemed for some - might have been a problem but for me these were non issues. She did a great job.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
You will be travelling in rural villages in beautiful countryside. Roll with the punches and look for the positives. You'll be back to the 'necessities' of your world soon.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Romania and the efforts put in by all both in Romania & the United Kingdom to make this happen. I thought the process of having the leader lead from the back, thereby allowing those who travelled faster to go on ahead and then having a meeting point so that the group could reconvene an excellent idea. I found the bikes good and the fact that they could be adjusted - in my case both the handle bars and the angle of the seat - more than satisfactory. The accommodation was interesting and good and the pace worked for me.