Alpinechaingang is a family business run by Dave Beattie and his eldest daughter Amy. Both are avid riders who live in the Alps and organise and staff each trip. Tracey Dobson also plays an integral part managing all the bookings and paper work in the UK.
Dave is a very experienced and passionate cyclist. He has been riding and racing his bike since moving to the Alps 20 years ago. Prior to that Dave was an international runner competing for Scotland. Although ‘getting on a bit’ he still managed a top 50 in a recent Etape de Tour Cyclosportif and made the top 15 in the Haute Route Alps in both 2012 and 2013 winning his category. Now he simply enjoys leading the groups and taking riders to the amazing places we visit on our tours.
At just 24 Amy is relatively new to cycling but has developed a real interest in the sport and has a natural talent for climbing hills! This is probably due to her background in X-Country skiing where she competed at national level here in France. Having been educated in France she is bilingual and deals with all the hotel bookings on our tours. She also works in the UK office when not either riding or helping on the trips. She is very keen to develop and promote women’s cycling here in the Alps and has plans to run women only tours.