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Nico35, is a charity registered in Scotland SCO43100.


Frank and Phil Smith, both serving police officers with Lothian & Borders Police, cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats from 9th September to 23rd September 2012. They completed 1000 miles on mountain bikes and raised in excess of £2000 for nico35.


You can read more about their journey on their blog at:


Frank and Phil

Nicola and Alberto

“Capitano” Nicola Verdolin , Garda Bike Hotel, Nick’s great cycling friend,  is recognising and celebrating their wonderful friendship on Sunday 11th June 2017 as it  will be 5 years since Nick   joined Nicola for their last ride together. Granfondo Eddy Merckx was a favourite of Nick’s and he and Nicola shared so much fun and many happy memories.


Brothers Nicola and Alberto wish to remember their great friend and help his charity, nico35. For each booking that Enjoy Garda Bike Hotel receives for the package Eddy Merckx – nico35, 11th June 2017 they are going to donate  Euros 100.00 to the charity and in addition to the Garda Bike Hotel cycling kit you will receive a special commemorative “nico35” jersey.


This is a wonderful gesture by Nicola and Alberto and is much appreciated by the Trustees of nico35.


We wish Nicola, Alberto and everyone taking part a fantastic Granfondo Eddy  Merckx.