Date TBC in 2015 Ponent Mar, Palma Nova, Mallorca, Spain
We are delighted to announce our warm weather training partner – Stephen Roche’s Cycle Training Camps in Mallorca.
Cyclists have been using Mallorca as a training base for the past 50 years. With its great quality roads and dramatic ascents and scenery it is perfect for an active holiday. Plus it’s only a 2 hour flight from the UK.
The company based in Palma Nova, Mallorca was set up by former Tour de France winner Stephen Roche to provide cyclists of all ages and levels of ability with the opportunity to take part in cycle camps and holidays that were fully guided and supported by a professional team of staff.
Having developed a successful business with a growing reputation for offering good quality training camps and cycle holidays, the business has grown year on year and 20 years later the company is still owned and operated by Stephen and his team of specialists, who provide the same exceptional level of customers service and quality cycling holidays that has been come to be expected.
In 1987 Stephen had his most memorable year in his 13 year professional racing career by becoming only the second cyclist ever to win the Triple Crown of Victories in the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the world championship. One of the finest cyclists of his generation and admired for his pedalling style, he ranked up an impressive 58 professional career wins.
Stephen attends the camp in Mallorca every 2 weeks and rides along with the groups so you may even get chance to ride with a cycling legend and get some specialist tips to success.
David Williams, Stephen Roche’s Head Ride Captain, will host the 2014 Wiggle Dragon Ride & Wiggle Etape Cymru Training Camp on the beautiful island of Mallorca to be held from 5th – 12th April. This is the perfect chance to get some top quality training on some of the same roads used by pro teams like Team Sky to ensure you are fully prepared for your event. This designated week will allow you to meet and ride with others who are also gearing up to take on either the Wiggle Dragon Ride, Wiggle Etape Cymru or both!
If you can’t make this date you can enjoy a visit at any other time of year too (see further down for details).
Stephen Roche, Triple Crown Winner & David Williams
The week will be a challenging week of varied distance and climbing, and is designed to increase your stamina and improve your climbing and descending ability.
Example of the week’s riding:
- Sunday: Sant Elm Circuit 80km, formation of groups
- Monday: Galilea Mountain Route 100km
- Tuesday: Route de Vino circuit 125km
- Wednesday: Rest Day
- Thursday: Valldemossa circuit 85km
- Friday: Corniche circuit 90km
- Saturday: Puig Punyent circuit 60km. Return
Location & Accommodation:
Mallorca is a magnificent destination with a climate ideal for your daily rides and offers a wide variety of cycling terrain, from impressive stretches of coastline to the many challenging ascents and fast descents of the Tramuntana Mountains. Mallorca has become so accustomed to having cyclists on their quiet roads over the years it really is a completely different cycling experience to the UK.
You will be staying on a half board basis at the beautiful 4 star Ponent Mar hotel which is located in the bay of Palma Nova on the South West coast of the island.
Ponent Mar Hotel
You don’t need to bring your own bike if you don't want to as there are full carbon road bikes available to hire in all sizes at the camp, with bikes set up to your measurements with all mechanical adjustments and support included.
Stephen Roche’s Training Camps are offering a special designated Wiggle Dragon Ride and Wiggle Etape Cymru trip at the rate of €673 per person (for 7 nights sharing a twin room) or €810 per person (for 7 nights in a single room) at the Ponent Mar Hotel.
- 7 nights half board accommodation
- Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks with your meals
- Fully supported Training Camp
What’s not included:
- Insurance (we recommend velosure.co.uk)
- Bike (Full Carbon bikes available for hire €130 per week)
- Return Airport transfers (available for additional cost)
- Wiggle Dragon Ride & Wiggle Etape Cymru training camp, 5-12th April 2014: DE2014
- For any other time of year on rolling camps: HR2014
Please note: depending on numbers there may be others in your group this week that have not booked on the Wiggle Dragon Ride and Wiggle Etape Cymru training week.