Emma Tiptaft Marmot Tours cycling guide

Emma Tiptaft


Oi oi ….. I’m Em. I am a Kentish bird, born and bred in the garden of England and live in Medway, north Kent. I have been an active and enthusiastic cyclist for over 14 years before which I was a road runner completing 4 London Marathons. In 2008 a dodgy knee forced me to swap my running shoes for a bike and I haven’t looked back since. I have cycled all over the UK and as a client of Marmot have cycled many of their trips including the Pyrenees, Alps, Dolomites, Picos, Andalusia and Catalonia.

I spent 29 years working in London as an office manager but cycling has always been my passion and in 2019 I decided to make a change and a leap of faith and joined the Marmot guiding team.
When not guiding I work part time for the Royal Mail, go open water swimming, cycling, walking my 2-year-old whippet and pottering in my garden.

Really looking forward to meeting you and supporting you on your cycling adventure.

What our cycling clients say about Emma…

Very eager to help, friendly and attentive. P Margetts. Raid Pyrenean 2019

Fantastic support. Very hard working and enthusiastic. Always keen to help out or answer any queries. A great guide! S Tobin. 100hr Raid Pyrenean cycling holiday 2019

Although this was her first trip as a guide, it certainly wasn’t apparent. Great support and humour and will undoubtedly go far as a guide. K Anderson. Raid Pyrenean cycling holiday 2019

I was amazed by the level of support and encouragement from James and Emma. First up, last to bed but always cheerful, encouraging and gave clear and practical information. Thank you both. Paul Ingram. Raid Pyrenean 100hr cycling challenge 2019

Enthusiastic, supportive and friendly. Emma’s cheery disposition, banter and constant encouragement was always welcome before and after a daunting col. Thank you Ems! M Molloy. Raid Pyrenean road cycling challenge 2019

The fact that Emma had done a number of Marmot Tours as a participant (including the Raid Pyrennes) meant she was able to offer some tips on how best to deal with the upcoming Cols. Em’s enthusiasm and incredible energy was something we all commented on and was something we all fed off, especially when things were getting really tough. M Grolimund. Raid Pyrenean 2019