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Newcastle cycle holiday firm pedals off with top travel awards

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Saddle Skedaddle has won a top national travel award © Saddle Skedaddle

Saddle Skedaddle, the North East-based holiday company, has cycled off with a top national travel award.

The Newcastle-based business which specialises in cycling holidays both in the UK and abroad, has won Best Short Break Operator (small operator) in the prestigious Guardian/Observer Travel Awards 2011.

They also came second in the Best Online Booking Service category and third in the Best Small Tour Operator.

The awards were launched in 1986 and are much sought after in the travel industry. They are designed to celebrate excellence in the travel sector and winners are selected by customers and readers of both the Guardian and Observer.

Paul Snedker, director of Saddle Skedaddle, says: “Saddle Skedaddle is a small company and we are incredibly passionate about what we do. The fact that the winners are selected by customers is a fantastic vote of confidence.

“This is a real boost to the team and all who work very hard to deliver great holidays.”

Saddle Skedaddle is based on Newcastle’s East Quayside and was set-up by Paul and business partner Andrew Straw 15 years ago. It now offers more than 100 cycling holidays in the UK and 35 countries around Europe, South America, Asia and Africa as well as bespoke and self-guided trips.

Self-guided routes include the Northumberland Coast and Coast and Castles, while Hadrian’s Cycleway and Coast to Coast are available as both supported and unsupported options.

Saddle Skedaddle employs 10 people in Newcastle and works with a further 40 partners and guides across the world.

www.skedaddle.co.uk

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