Rhino Velo Pyrenees is a husband and wife led cycling specific B&B based in the Pyrenees. If you are looking for accommodation in the Pyrenees cycling from our base you can ride some of the quietest most scenic roads in the South of France. Take part in one of the many Cyclo Sportives in the area or challenge yourself in the mountains close by.
Both Mike and Wendy have a lifelong passion for cycling and both have worked for many years in the cycle industry. Mike has raced for most of his life at Elite national and international level giving him a wealth of knowledge and experience and Wendy has been a backbone of support and encouragement along the way.
Mike "Rhino" Jones
Starting cycling from the age of 14 Mike has been passionate about the sport ever since. Racing up to an Elite level in the UK and abroad. Mike got the reputation for his aggressive style of riding and fast finish. This earned him the nickname "Rhino" given to him by former international professional and Tour rider Sean Yates. Although he has slowed down a bit in later years Mike still competes regularly in Grand Fondo's, Master's racing and Sportives such as L'Etape and the Haute Route.
Mike's highlights are winning the Midland Division Road Race Championships a record 7 times. Winning the 2014 National Vets Road Championships and finishing 10th in the World Masters Road Race Championships in Denmark 2015.
Mike's enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for all things cycling is infectious and he loves to encourage all types of riders at whatever ability.
Born and raised in Shrewsbury. Third born of four children I had a fun upbringing and have always loved caring for people. My passions are cooking, music and laughter!
I was a late starter regarding cycling having followed Mike throughout his racing career. I actually decided to start riding 5 years ago, loving the freedom and feeling of achievement of riding my bike with friends. Speed is not my thing but fun, laughter with a little bit of madness is my way of cycling. Cake and Coffee stops are compulsory on my rides.
Our vision is to provide a relaxed and friendly Guest House where you can feel at home while enjoying the wonderful delights of the Ariege and surrounding Mountains.
Bruno our friendly black labrador, is now twelve years old and has come to France to spend his retirement in the Sun.