Meet the team

Bikecation is a travel agent and operator specialising in cycling holidays within Europe. We have extensive local knowledge of road and leisure cycling destinations and the accommodation we offer. Each of our travel specialists is passionate about cycling and have travelled extensively by bike providing them with the experience needed to plan your perfect cycling holiday.



Jamie Paterson 

Founder & Managing Director

Jamie has over two decades of experience running businesses in the UK and USA. A passionate sportsman and marathon runner, he got back on a bike in his early 40s and is now making up for lost time on two-wheels.




Rob Penn

Director & Brand Ambassador

Rob Penn has ridden a bicycle most days of his adult life. In his late 20s, he gave up a career as a solicitor and cycled round the world. He is the author of It’s All about the Bike: the Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels (Penguin), a Sunday Times best-seller which has been translated into 11 languages. 




Thomas Richards

Business Manager

An avid cyclist and traveller, Thomas has spent the last decade working in the travel sector and specialising in sports travel. Thomas’ main focus is developing bikecation to ensure it goes from strength to strength as well as ensuring the company's sales and operations run smoothly and efficiently.



Chris Smith

Marketing Executive

With over a decade of experience within the cycling industry; Chris has worked in a variety of different cycling sectors and has built up a huge knowledge base on all things bike related.

Chris is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s marketing strategy and the day to day running of the marketing department.


Ben Lee

Cycling Travel Specialist

Ben aka (new boy Ben) has been brought on board to give you better customer service and to open up even more destinations on our website. He has a vast knowledge of running cycle holidays and events and knows what puts a smile on your face!


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