Kate Burgess


Says yes to everything, then works out how on earth to manage it!

I live in rural Devon with my husband, 3 sons, 3 dogs, 2 horses, various chickens, eleventy billion doves and about 14 complete bikes, plus extra bits and pieces everywhere and a new eBay delivery seemingly every other day. My husband and I were tour leaders with James for Exodus in the years before Marmot Tours was born and have been friends ever since. My hubby is a lifetime cyclist who builds retro steel beauties and whose passion means that I shamefully rarely clean my bike or fix a puncture. I took up cycling to see more of him, but usually only see his back and rear wheel, that’s if he’s within sight at all! I love the Dartmoor countryside and hills, walking the dogs, growing veg, working for Marmot (of course), Tae Kwon Do training with my sons, and painting my toenails with all that free time on my hands!


What our cycling clients say about our admin team:

Very helpful and cheerful. It made booking the holiday easy and a pleasure. Chris

Whenever contacting the office staff by email, whoever I have dealt with, they have always been friendly, helpful and efficient. T Dooley

Excellent – Everyone in the Marmot office has always been so friendly and accommodating with us. Fantastic service, keep it up. Andrew H. Cycling holiday in the Southern Alps.

I have been involved both as a participant and organiser, on both counts, the support from Kate and Sabine has been superb, attentive, good-natured and created a really good connection.  Jon W. Mont Ventoux 3 times in a day ‘Club des Cinglés’ Challenge.