Mark has been organising guided mountain bike holidays for over 6 years now, but riding bikes all his life. Tired of the claustrophobic office environment, training to be a chartered accountant, Mark moved to Spain to Joyriders in 2008. Having had an amazing experience running this exciting business and spending time riding some of the best trails in Europe, circumstances changed. Missing friends & family back home, Mark relocated to the UK in 2013 bringing Joyriders with him. With many more doors open to Joyriders in the UK, Mark is very excited about where the business will go next.
British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader
ITC Emergency First Aid
ITC Outdoor First Aid
ITC First Aid for Outdoor Incident Management
OTC Outdoor Management & Leadership
OTC Train The Trainer
ROTC Graduate of the National Advanced Leadership camp (USA)
Pete joined the Joyriders team in 2010, but took a break in 2012 for a bit of an adventure. Few people can say that they have ridden a bicycle around the world. Pete can. With his wife Alice, who was also part of Joyriders in 2010/11, he has just completed such a journey – 20,000km of pedaling through 22 different countries. What a honeymoon! With even more experience (and longer hair), he’s back on the team and ready to transfer his energy, passion and skills to Joyriders once again. Pete’s professional background includes working in Adventure Tourism and Retail at the highest levels.
Find out more about Pete’s adventures @ mcneilsonwheels.com
SMBLA (Scottish Mountain Bike Leader Award)
TCL (Trail Cycle Leader)
Mountain Trauma First Aid award
Mountain First Aid award
Achieved a Pass in the Royal Marines Officer Selection Process (He respectfully declined the offer to begin training as a RM Second Lieutenant on personal, political and moral grounds)
Copies of certificates are available on request.