Our flagship Mallorca Spring Camp is always a fantastic fortnight of bike riding, beer drinking, cake eating and fun, and the 2019 camp was no exception. The weather was very kind to us and, during week one, gave us pretty much wall-to-wall sunshine and warmth every day. The wind which hit the whole of Europe in week two meant a slight change to the scheduled rides to avoid descents made dangerous by the strong gusts, but there wasn’t a single day on the trip where a ride didn’t head out across the beautiful roads of this fantastic island. Andy Cook Cycling prides itself of providing camps suited to all needs and abilities, and we certainly succeeded in our aim this year. Once again, everyone’s camp experience began with a personal greeting at the airport from Kirsty Wareham. We believe that the best start to a trip like this is to have a reassuring and welcoming presence from the moment you step off the plane – especially for clients who have not tried a cycling camp before. After hours of travelling, the worry about your bike arriving safely, and an unfamiliar airport, we guarantee that from the minute you walk through the arrival doors at Palma, you will be taken care of. Clients this year enjoyed several extras as part of their camp experience. As well as fully supported and led rides each day, there was also the chance to book sessions with our Sports Massage Therapist Georgie Barnett, hear the ride leaders talk about their life in cycling at the ‘Tales from the Team’ talk, take part in Yoga for Cyclists, shop for ex HIGH5/Wiggle Team kit and bikes at an exclusive opening of the Pros Hub shop in Port d’Pollenca and enjoy a special lunch at Tolos bar. We’d like to thank everyone who joined us this March for making it a really special two weeks. We’re extremely grateful to our brilliant team of Ride Leaders – Simon, Mark, Paul, Richard, Ian, Scott, Tony, Dave, Jillian, Derek and Tom. and the other staff who make this camp work – Kirsty for getting everyone to and from the airport safely, and Lydia for her wonderful support out on the road. We’d also like to thank PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort and Spa for once again providing the perfect base, HIGH5 Sports Nutrition for their support to all the camp participants, Alé Cycling for our awesome new staff and client kit and to Continental Tyres for their continued support of Andy Cook Cycling.
Read on to see facts, figures, ride info, a gallery of pictures and to find out what our clients said about the 2019 ACC Mallorca Spring Camp:
- 81 clients from all over the UK and the world met personally at Palma Airport
- As many as 8 led groups catering for all standards and abilities, from national record holders through to absolute beginners
- Over 50,000 miles ridden in total
- 1475 HIGH5 gels consumed
- 47,000+ feet climbed up 9 iconic mountains – including Sa Colobra, Soller, Puig Major and Orient
- Over 16 different coffee shops visited
- 50 airport transfers
- Uncountable numbers of almond cake slices eaten, refreshing beers drunk and friends made!