2014 May Day Bank Holiday Sportive Training Weekends in the Yorkshire Dales
2nd to 5th May 2014
Ride the roads of the Grand Depart Yorkshire of the 2014 Tour de France. Join us on our Yorkshire Dales cycling training camp during the 2014 May day bank holiday weekend to prepare you for your Cyclo- Sportive or Gran Fondo event in summer 2014.
Taking place in Skipton, North Yorkshire, this camp is ideal for anyone looking to take part in events including the Etape du Tour, Paris Roubaix, La Marmotte or any other Cyclo Sportive or Gran Fondo.
We started these popular camps a few years ago as we noticed that some cyclists weren't getting the most out of their events. Whether this was down to a lack of training or just underestimating how difficult Sportives are here you can speak to the experts and get advice and support from peers.
There will be lots of riding each day and then the evening will have various key themes, including mechanical assistance, seminars on training, nutrition and bike maintenace. We'll also have route and profile analysis from experts about Cyclo Sportives.
Friday 2nd of May: afternoon / evening:
Arrive at your leisure at the Hotel Rendezvous, Skipton, North Yorkshire.
There will be a pre-dinner welcome meeting to introduce you to the camp personnel and explain how the weekend will run. This will be followed by a group dinner.
If arriving into Skipton by train between 15:00hrs and 18:30hrs we will operate a free shuttle service to the hotel every 15 - 20 minutes.
Saturday 3rd of May:
Buffet Breakfast followed by 9am departure of training rides. Our training rides have been designed to simulate a typical sportive route and will include 4 climbs in the Yorkshire Dales national park. We hope to be able to offer 3 group rides catering for most abilities.
All rides will be led by local Yorkshire riders who have excellent knowledge of the regions roads. There will be a back up support vehicle and food & drink stations.
In the evening there will be a seminar discussion on Route analysis, profile examination, equipment choice, tips on how to ride the event. After the seminar there will be a group dinner.
Sunday 4th of May:
Buffet Breakfast followed by 9am departure of training rides. Our training rides have been designed to simulate a typical sportive route and will include 2 climbs in the Yorkshire Dales national park. We hope to be able to offer 3 group rides catering for most abilities.
All rides will be led by local Yorkshire riders who have excellent knowledge of the regions roads.
There will be a back up support vehicle and food & drink stations.
In the afternoon you will have free access to the leisure club (swimming pool, sauna/steam room, Spa, gym). There will also be mechanical assistance for those that require it. In the evening there will be a seminar discussion on nutrition for cycling long distance events.
Monday 5th of May:
Buffet Breakfast followed at 08:30hrs by a steady 2hrs morning ride returning to shower and change before a mid day departure. Alternatively relax at the hotel and enjoy the leisure facilities before departing.
3 NIGHTS – Twin to share with another person £299
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT – £99
If you are a non rider, please book our package as normal (online) and then email your booking confirmation with a note, to our office, at the email address stated above for us to apply a £ discount to your booking.
- 3 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the Hotel Rendezvous, Skipton based on Twin Room share
- Guided training rides by local riders
- Vehicle support on training rides
- Feed stops & drink stations
- Expert advice
- Evening seminars Sportive route analysis, nutritional advice, training advice
- Mechanical assistance
Not included (not exhaustive):
- Your travel to and from Skipton.
- Drinks and extras at the hotel.
HOW TO BOOK:
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Bike Hire options:
If you wish to hire one of our sportive bikes, then please add it to your booking during the online booking process.
More information about our bikes here.
For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.