A love of cycling and a sea change inspired Lennox Head’s Chris Boogert and Alice Tancred to ride their way into becoming fitness and travel entrepreneurs, offering a slice of their coastal life to cycling enthusiasts from all over the world.
The couple, who are in their late 20s, decided to combine their knowledge of cycling and their love for the great outdoors to create their dream business, Lifecycles Travel.
Chris and Alice came up with the idea of Lifecycles Travel while living and working in Sydney. Chris worked in the cycling industry, while Alice worked in sports management and marketing.
‘We have always been passionate about fitness and specifically cycling and wanted to build our careers around that,’ Alice said.
‘However, we’d also had enough of the ‘big smoke’ and were looking to move somewhere that had a slower pace yet allowed us to move forward with Lifecycles Travel.’
So Alice and Chris packed up their life in Sydney and landed Lennox Head, a place special to the couple and where Alice had holidayed since she was a child.
Lifecycles is geared towards cycling enthusiasts who know their spokes from disc brakes, but the couple say it isn’t all about steep hills and long roads. The Lifecycles Travel tours ride through charming towns including Newrybar and Federal and guests have a chance to sample some of the area’s best produce along the way.
Bike safety is also a priority for the cycling duo, after Chris experienced a near fatal accident competing in 2012.
‘From what I was told, I came off my bike after blacking out and had a serious crash. So bad that the incident, supposedly first called in as a fatality, forced a complete redirection of the race route so that I could be air evacuated,’ Chris says.
‘It took me two years to race again, but since that I have raced stronger and smarter. It really changed my outlook and has also helped us shape this business and place a huge emphasis on safety for ourselves and our guests.’
In between planning these bespoke bike tours and taking their guests on the road less traveled, the couple are also planning for their most exciting project yet – their upcoming wedding.
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