Mike is one of Back-Roads Touring's longest serving tour leaders despite being a ‘whippersnapper’ of 48. His job is his hobby and he’s great with people. His interests are all things cultural, historical and farcical and his approach to guiding is to try to bring history alive by relating it to today. In his mind dry lectures are too full of dates not fit for purpose on a Back-Road tour. Mike specialises in Britain (England, Wales, Scotland) and Ireland (north and south). The history, culture and landscape of these islands is (he believes) unsurpassed to anywhere else in the world. He also does the odd foray to Paris and Amsterdam. “I’m one of the best guides around and famous for my modesty”.