Our Team

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Gran Canaria panorama with our team

Meet Our People

We are a small team and everyone brings something very special along on the ride so that you have an exceptional day.

September 2016
Gordon conquers Mont Ventoux
photo of Gordon Sullivan

I just want to say a very BIG thank you to you all for last week in supporting me realise one of my cycling dreams of riding the Ventoux not just once but three times to qualify for Les Cingles. It was a truly was a magical experience.

Gordon Sullivan
Rob enjoying the cycling in Gran Canaria

Rob Hawkins

Key Skills: British Cycling Level 3 Coach, Qualified bike fitter and passionate road cycling guide.

Interesting Fact: Has climbed more than 2,000,000 vertical meters since founding Colconquerors in 2010.

Living the dream. Rob is always to be found on the road riding by your side providing motivation and encouragement in abundance. It’s been more than a decade since Rob’s dream of living and working in the mountains of Europe became a reality.

Karen Hawkins

Key Skills: Expert Support, Pilates Instructor & Transformational Breath Work coach.

Interesting Fact: Has looked after Olympic ski racers and proud mum to ex GB ski team member James.

Without Karen life on the road wouldn’t be the same. Karen will help you with everything from providing directions, helping you fuel for the ride, taking stunning photos and best of all is the ultimate friendly face at the top of the climbs. When not on the road supporting you Karen shares her Pilates & Transformational Breath Work technique knowledge to help you recover and prevent future injury. 

Karen in Corsica
Mike McGarry on the Road

Mike McGarry

Key Skills: Expert Guide who lives and breathes the mountains.

Interesting Fact: A fountain of road cycling knowledge based on a lifelong passion for all things road racing.

Mike is based right at the foot of the Col du Glandon in the heart of the French Alps. Riding with Mike is like riding with your best mate, he’s always there for you no matter what.

Mike Gaddas

Key Skills: Expert Guide & Sport Scientist.

Interesting Fact: Some of the best bike handing skills you’ll see outside of the pro peloton.

Mike is not only a super person to spend time with on the bike but is also a sports scientist with a keen eye for detail. Mike is always looking for ways to help you get the best from your day on the bike and be the best rider you can be.

Mike Gaddas Guide and Sports Scientist
Coach Ray Sells at the Col du Mollard in the Alps.

Ray Sells

Key Skills: British Cycling Level 3 Coach.

Interesting Fact: Actively races in local UK Criterium & Time Trials.

Ray is a top cycling coach with an approach that really gets the best out of people. He has coached Colconquerors guests for over 6 years with some truly amazing results. 

Kevin Lafferty

Key Skills: Expert Vehicle Driver.

Interesting Fact: Kevin is astonished by the technology in modern day bikes!

Kevin provides vehicle support on some of our trips and also provides the critical service of transporting luggage and bike boxes between start and end points. Kevin is always amazed by the ability of you all out on the road and is quite taken by the technology available to modern day cyclists!

The support vehicle has many faces!

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