Darren Welch – Owner and Coordinator

Darren is responsible for designing and coordinating all our trips. A passionate cyclist, Darren puts that passion into the itineraries of our trips. Inevitably this will see trips built around passionate people (local riding guides; bus drivers; accommodation hosts etc); places that showcase local cycling and cultural passion in abundance; and Italy and France’s most passionate cycling events (Tour de France; Maratona dles Dolomites).

Darren’s elite sporting background led him to study and graduate with a degree in Sports Science (RMIT- 1994). This led to an extensive career in high performance working with elite sports teams in Australia and internationally (AFL; A-League; National Teams) before launching Solo Bike. Darren’s planning and management skills attained over many years of working in high performance; along with his passion for cycling and travel have helped create a successful business that encapsulates all the above into inspiring experiences for our clients.

Today, for Darren, the only thing that tops the trips is his family – partner of 20 years Kerri; and daughters Siena and Isabella.