From the famous cols of the Grand Tours, hitting the Roubaix cobbles, exploring the Atlas Mountains, riding through game farms in South Africa to forming an online cycling community, we’ve been on a jaw dropping adventure.
Meet the team who make it all happen…
From the famous cols of the Grand Tours, hitting the Roubaix cobbles, exploring the Atlas Mountains, to riding through game farms in South Africa, we’ve been on some jaw dropping adventures.
With over 300 Hotchillee events under their belts you’re in safe hands with this lot.
From registration to the finish line they’ll be there with training tips, supported group rides, advice on nutrition, a helping hand and a high five.
behind the scenes
We are a small, dedicated team who love what we do so have been kicking around for a while.
Events & Operations
Born in South Africa and married to a Scot, Sven has an unparalleled love of red wine, a pretty extensive knowledge of whisky and a mild obsession with gravel riding.
Back in 2004 when Sven and a small group of mates first rode from London to Paris he never imagined it would lead to an official partnership with the Tour de France, but life’s a journey … enjoy the ride.
chat with the gang
You can now feel the Hotchillee love 365 days a year on the community companion app.
Think of it like Hotchillee in your pocket, where you can chat with the Ride Captains, our team, the boss, industry experts, shaven legged roadie racing snakes, gnarly gravel grinders and complete newbies … all have a place in the Hotchillee family.
Our Journey so far
First London to Paris bike ride by Sven Thiele and friends
The Londres-Paris Cycle Company was founded
Company was renamed as Hotchillee
First Ride Captain supported multi-day cycling event
Hotchillee monthly supported rides started
Hotchillee set World record for cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats with James Cracknell
Hotchillee host The Devil Takes the Hindmost at BikeRadar Live
Hotchillee first aired on Eurosport
Alpine Challenge launched, Annecy, France I First Hotchillee wedding
Cape Rouleur launched, Cape Town, South Africa
Hotchillee launch the Development Rider Programme, South Africa
Nicholas Dlamini wins yellow jersey on the Cape Rouleur
First hand-cyclists complete the LONDON-PARIS
Nicholas Dlamini wins LONDON-PARIS
Hotchillee Roubaix with Geraint Thomas launched
Second Hotchillee baby born
First marriage proposal on a Hotchillee event
Second Hotchillee wedding
Geraint Thomas competes in Hotchillee Dolomites, Italy
Hotchillee cycling club is formed
Atlas Mountains launched, Marrakech, Morocco
Rainmaker Rollercoaster launched, the World’s first 7-day gravel adventure race, South Africa
Hotchillee Ride Captain “The Bull” rides Col du Tourmalet on 17kg Qhubeka bike
Hotchillee community fundraise 250 Qhubeka bikes for distribution in Kwanokuthula, South Africa
Hotchillee launch the virtual Community Platform
Hotchillee partner with Tour de France