Meet Our Team
We’ll show you the hidden gems of Malaga
Read more about Kay
Hola! I am Kay Farrell, the founder of Malaga Bike Tours. Originally from Cheshire, England, I lived in Toronto, Canada for many years where I cycled through snow and freezing temperatures for most of the year. I came to Malaga for one year in 2003 and… never left!
The climate is perfect for cycling all year round-no snow or ice here! I immediately fell in love with the city and its people, and above all, the spectacular Montes of Malaga. An avid mountain biker, I love nothing more than to jump on my bike and head for the hills- just minutes from the centre of the city.
Whilst on a trip to Barcelona in 2007, I signed up for a City Bike Tour to try something new and was totally impressed by what an amazing way a bike tour was to explore a new city. The seed was planted and then Malaga Bike Tours was born in May 2008. I absolutely adore Malaga and just love showing people around by bike and watching them fall in love with this enchanting city. As a client once said to me, “There’s a ‘wow’ on every corner.” After so many years’ experience doing bike tours, we are experts in spreading Malaga’s WOW factor. We promise you an unforgettable few hours on our bike tour and in the end you will agree with us that Malaga is better on a bike- a Malaga Bike Tours bike, of course!
Read more about Bill
Bill from Bournemouth, England, is an “alternative” kind of guy and that’s why he is our star bike tour leader of the ALTERNATIVE MALAGA RIDE!
A seasoned traveler, Bill has lived all over the world from South Africa to Australia and New Zealand to Venezuela.
Since 2008, Málaga has been his main base on and off and recently Bill and his lovely Venezuelan wife took the decision to make it a permanent one- and we couldn’t be happier!
On why Bill loves leading our Alternative Malaga Ride, he says: It’s alternative! Ha! Ha! It has a bit of everything, it’s a nice long ride with some off the beaten track surprises!
And with Bill’s hilarious sense of humour, you are sure to have a memorable alternative morning!
Read more about Tim
Tim, originally from Tilburg, Holland, graduated from Breda University with a degree in Tour Management and now leads our City Tours in Dutch and English in and around Málaga.
Tim actually did his university internship with us a few years ago and loved the city and the Malaga Bike team so much he has come back to stay. (We were so impressed with him back then that we promised him he would be welcome to come back and join the team any time!)
About doing bike tours in Malaga, Tim says that he loves meeting new people every day and helping them get the most out of their holiday and, of course, that he loves all of his colleagues at Malaga Bike!
Join Tim on a bike tour and you too are sure to be impressed!
Read more about Carmen
Carmen is our amazing Office Manager. She does a fantastic job at keeping the office ticking over and organizing all of us.
Carmen is an authentic Malagueña from the fisherman’s neighbourhood of El Palo just a few kilometres from the city centre. Fluent in English and married to an Englishman and working for an English boss, her preferred language of communication is “Spanglish”!
Carmen is also a tourism professional, having studied tourism at Malaga University she is also an official licensed guide of the Government of Andalusia so you might sometimes see her out leading tours, too.
On working at Malaga Bike Tours, Carmen says: “It has been great to be part of this vibrant, energetic and multinational team for the last few years. I have got to know people from all over the world and made good friends. Every day in the office is different, eventful and entertaining!”
Read more about Yngrid
Yngrid is the “Latina” representative on the Malaga Bike Team. Originally from Maracaibo in Venezuela, she moved to England in February 2003 to learn English. There she fell in love with and married Bill (you might recognise him from our Alternative Malaga Ride!) and have been world travelers since then. In fact, Yngrid was our first tour leader at Malaga Bike Tours in back in 2008!
Yngrid studied Tourism at IUTIRLA University in Venezuela and has an MBA from APIC in Sydney, Australia. So, as a licensed guide, you can find her leading our city tours in English and Spanish and when she is not leading tours you will surely be entertained by her in the office.
After travelling for a long time, Yngrid and Bill realized that their hearts had stayed in Málaga since they left in 2013, so have now decided to settle down on the Costa del Sol again. Plus Yngrid LOVES the feria- as you can see from the photo!
About being back, Yngrid says, “It’s nice to go back to a job that I did before and I one that I enjoyed. Also see the amazing difference and improvements in the city of Málaga as well as the company, Málaga Bike tours by Kay Farrell.”
Read more about Linde
Hi! My name is Linde; I was born and raised in Tilburg, the south of the Netherlands.
I studied International Business and Languages, where I chose French and German rather than Spanish. I was so sorry that I left for Spain to do a Spanish course. I do not regret it!
I immediately fell in love with Malaga because of the beautiful monuments, the coast, the weather, the people and of course the food and drink. I immediately felt at home here in this beautiful city!
After studying Spanish for five months, I went back to the Netherlands, but Málaga just kept haunting me. Every year I told my friends that I was going to move to Malaga. Finally, after talking about it for eight years, I was brave enough to leave everything behind and to move to beautiful Malaga eventually. I have no regrets at all!
I am thrilled to be part of the Málaga Bike Tours team. As a Dutchwoman, I am naturally used to sitting on a bicycle. So it’s a logical step to show people the beautiful Málaga while cycling!
Read more about Julian
Our dutch office intern, Julian, is our bright young marketing mind. Julian from Dordrecht, the netherlands, is studying Global Marketing & Sales. In charge of our social media he is always coming up with fun fresh ideas for our social media pages.
He also does a great job looking after our bike rental clients, fitting them with the perfect bike an giving the best tourist and bike routes information.
And what does Julian think about working at Malaga Bike Tours? Doing my internship at this place is a huge opportunity to develop myself in the career field. In addition, there is always a pleasant atmosphere within the company, and it is nice to be part of such a multinational team!
Read more about our wonderful mechanics
Meet our magnificent mechanics! Our fantastic team of mechanics work tirelessly to make sure our bikes are in tip-top condition for you
From left to right:
Diego, from Salerno, Italy
Raúl- an authentic Malagueño!
Andrés- he’s our Canary- from a small island in the Canaries called El Hierro