I would like to kindly ask you for your help with the following sentences. I am still unsure about the usage of the definite (and indefinite) articles.
The most satisfied guests visiting our guest house are usually visitors from big cities and families with children.
That’s why occasional bike riders, as well as the lovers of long-distance cycling and, of course, the wine lovers, come often back to us.
Are the articles in these sentences correct? I have read somewhere that if you refer to a group of some people (for example, the poor, the rich, the disabled), you will use the definite article “the”. Are “lovers of long-distance cycling” and “wine lovers” such groups?
And my second big confusion is about the use of the definite article with the words followed by the preposition “of”. Do you use a definite article when there is a preposition “of” every time? That concerns, again, the “lovers of long-distance cycling” and “wine lovers”…
Thank you very much in advance!