Six go to MallorcaNovember 11, 2019
Six go to Mallorca:
On Saturday 12th October six members of the WKRC flew by EasyJet to the Island of Mallorca to attend the last Autumn training camp run by Ciclosol https://www.ciclosol.com a company with over 25 years experience of running both training and cycling holidays in Mallorca.
From Palma airport we were collected with several other cyclists and after 45 minutes arrived at our Hotel the Bahia Pollensa which is in the north of the island at Puerto De Pollensa. You can take your own bike or hire one on the island all shops have competitive rates based on the model you want to use and test out if you are thinking of buying one in the UK. We shared a large apartment with one other so 2 per room. The rooms were comfortable and the accommodation well maintained and cleaned regularly.
Later that day we went to a briefing and for the benefit of riders who have not been before are given detailed information about the rides, the ride captains and how the camp works. Firstly you can ride with any group you wish on any day and because you meet at the same café on the routesyou can even change mid way if you want to move to a slower group or a faster group. Most of the rides were about 60 miles like a club run but others of 85 were included with a challenging day on Thursday which will involve a major climb on the island. On Wednesday you get a rest day but our group decided to take a short ride to the Cap Formentor a scenic lighthouse at the edge of the Island which is rated as one of the finest rides on the Island.
The two meals provided were a breakfast buffet which had all the food you could want from muesli, fruit to a full English & plenty of coffee juice etc. In the evening you had dinner from 7pm onwards which again was a buffet style of fish, meat, salad or veggie with cheese & biscuits to follow and desserts. The price also includes a free pint of local beer or glass of wine each night. VFM without any doubt.
During the evenings you can get an early night if tired or mingle with the other cyclists and use the bar facilities until midnight(not recommended if you are riding next day)
If you wake up and do not fancy going out on your bike you have the option to hike, visit the beach or town or laze by the two swimming pools your choice.
It was my first training camp and by Friday you know you have done a few miles but you have enjoyed the nice feeling of riding on good roads in warm weather with bib shorts & top in October we were fortunate to have no rain and temperatures in the mid 20s all week.
We returned home on the following Saturday which was the last week of the training schedule and despite a delay in our flight we all arrived home in good spirits and very pleased we had taken the trip.
The trip was well organised by Roger ”The Dodger” Griffin who is looking to organise another trip in 2020 so please look at their website and speak to Roger if you are interested.