Our Team


John Klemme

Director

Originally from Iowa, John moved to Europe over 20 years ago and hasn’t looked back.. John taught English for a long, long time and had lots of interesting hobbies before founding “Bike Switzerland” and its affiliated websites.

Since then he’s been swamped ! John is married, has a little boy and lives in both Geneva and Zurich.

Favourite Bike Switzerland overnight:
Solothurn (Lite Tour)

Favourite meal:
Anything they’re making in Sax

Buy him a drink:
Beer…a big one.

Matt Gain

Guide

Matt has nearly 20 years of road cycling experience and has raced in the USA and Europe.
He’s one of the leaders of our club rides, helps with VIP guests and volunteers his time regularly at the shop.

John says:
“He’s a gentle giant.”

Favorite Bike Switzerland overnight:
Wengen (Challenge Tour)

Favorite Meal:
Deer in wine sauce in Thun

Buy him a drink:
Pacifico beer with lime

Raoul Wymann

Ride Leader

Originally from the Swiss Jura, Raoul is one of our regular ride leaders.
Although he’s able to keep up with the best of them, he prefers to hang back give advice to our newbie riders.

John says:
“A great pedagogue !”

Favourite Bike Switzerland overnight:
Les Molunes (Jura Tour)

Favorite meal:
Horse steak in Saignlegier

Buy him a drink:
Strong coffeee

Johno Jacobs

Driver / Chef

From South Africa, but living over the border in Chamonix where he climbs rocks to the sky. Johno is our Lite Tour driver and is currently writing a cookbook with the working title, “Don’t throw that away !”

John says:
“He’s always taking his shirt off.”

Favourite Bike Switzerland overnight:
Fischingen

Favourite meal:
BBQ in Zofingen

Buy him a drink:
Water with lemon

Mark Bennet

Driver / Chef

Born in the UK, Mark now permanently resides in Switzerland. During our tours, he’ll load the van, make you lunch, drive your gear, carry your luggage upstairs, go shopping and then do a 20 kilometer ride before setting up for cocktails.

John says:
“He’s good. We need to shoot a training video, God forbid anything ever happens to Mark.”

Favourite Bike Switzerland overnight:
Basel (Jura Tour)

Favourite meal:
Fondue in Fluhli

Buy him a drink:
A pint of lager

Chris Patient

Guide

A native of South Africa, Chris has been living and working in tourism here in Switzerland for over 20 years. He’s been a cycling guide for a number of different Swiss companies over the years and on our team for four seasons.

John says:
“He lives up to his surname.”, “I’ve never seen Chris NOT tan.”

Favourite Bike Switzerland overnight:
Zofingen (Lite Tour)

Favourite meal:
The Russian restaurant in Fischingen

Buy him a drink:
A big glass of water with carafe of white wine.

Marcus Wahlin

Guide

Marcus is a very strong road cyclist, mountain biker and has recently bought a fat bike.

John says: “Great guide ! He’s like a border collie. Always herding the riders with a big smile.”

Favorite Bike Switzerland overnight:
Chatel (Alpine Tour)

Favorite meal:
The breakfast buffet in Thun

Buy him a drink:
Coffee with schnapps

Elizabeth “Frog” Clubbe

Guide

Frog has been involved in outdoor education here in Switzerland for nearly 20 years and has been a part of Bike Switzerland since the beginning nearly 11 years ago.

She enjoys all sports, drinking and flirting.

John says:
“I haven’t known anyone in Switzerland longer than I’ve known Frog.”

Favourite Bike Switzerland overnight:
Thun (Alpine Tour)

Favourite meal:
Wherever they do the best vegetarian.

Buy him a drink:
Gin & Tonic.


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