Sophie Baker Marketing Manager Marmot Tours European Road Cycling Holidays

Sophie Baker

Marketing and Communications Manager

Originally hailing from North Yorkshire, I spent many happy times walking in the North York Moors, and the Lakes during my childhood and adolescence. I’ve loved being outdoors ever since, whether it’s in the hills or on the water.

I read English & Linguistics at Bangor University followed by two years post-grad law conversion at uni in Newcastle. However, after three months of backpacking in Australia, I decided a legal career would send me to an early grave. I retrained in marketing & PR which allowed me to connect with my creative soul. I began work in B2B in the northeast but soon moved to London and eventually settled in Bath in 1999. I worked for a couple of national charities with high-profile patrons before moving back to SMEs. In 2017 I came to Marmot Tours as a freelance consultant, but in 2019 I got on board fully. I’ve headed up the marketing and communications ever since.

I’m a married mum of three teens and with my husband, we live in the village of Rode, near Frome in Somerset. When not ferrying kids to rugby or tennis, we enjoy family time outdoors. We love bike riding in the Somerset and Wiltshire countryside and walking wherever we might be. I love keeping fit and playing regular club tennis. I also enjoy the odd run, and open-water swimming – in the summer! I attend regular fitness classes, as long as they’re accompanied by some old-school club tunes!

I only started road biking when I came to Marmot Tours, and it’s something I hope to spend more time doing, ideally on Marmot Tours trips! My first epic climb was Mont Ventoux, which was an unforgettable experience.  When not keeping active, I play the ukelele, I love comedy gigs, I’m an avid reader and I love tinkering with creative projects.

The best thing about working for Marmot Tours? The people. I’m thankful to be part of such an energetic, passionate, and truly fantastic bunch. The service level and acute attention to detail are quite exceptional. The dedication of everyone who works here, means I’m proud to be part of such a remarkable team.