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Women-Only Majorca Training Camp 2005

WomensCycling.net has teamed up with one of the most popular English-speaking Training Camp providers to offer a women-only training camp in February 2005. 

This is a truly unique offer - as far as we know, it is the only English-speaking women's only training week in Majorca in 2005. There are plenty of other fully-subscribed women only training weeks on the island, if you speak German or other European languages, but this is the only one for those from the UK and Ireland.

From Saturday 19th February until Saturday 26th February 2005, you can join the staff from SportActiveMajorca in the North Coast's resort of Port d'Alcudia on a women's specific training camp week.

The aim of the week is to provide a structured training week for female participants who are building up to the 2005 season. There will be vehicle support and guides for each day's ride, plus the opportunity all week to quiz the Cycling Ireland qualified coaches who provide these services for you. 

There will be evening seminars and discussions about training and racing techniques and you can even request a personalised training plan for your return home.

Unlike other training camps, which are run for "women and vets", this week is specifically designed for women. The rides each day are designed to have a positive training effect - not send you home overtired. Participants will be able to focus upon getting fitter and improving technique, rather than fearing the possibility of having to hang onto the wheel of a male 'vet' who wants to 'teach them a lesson'.

This exclusive week is a tremendous opportunity for women looking to put the final touches to their preparation for the 2005 season. 

 

Key Information : 

Dates 

Saturday 19th February - Saturday 26th February 2005

Location 

Based at : Hotel Ivory Playa, Port d'Alcudia, Majorca

What's Included? 

Airport transfer from Palma to Alcudia

4-star-quality apartment-style accommodation in the Hotel

Evening meals and breakfasts - buffet presentation of meals means that you can eat as much as you like at each meal to "refuel".

Secure bicycle storage within the Hotel complex

Guided rides with experienced leaders following a structured training plan for the week, designed by qualified coaches

Back up vehicle with basic mechanical assistance on each ride

Evening seminar and discussion events

Cycling Ireland qualified coaches are on hand during rides and each evening

Provision of a training plan, personalised to your needs, if required, upon your return home 

Price 

All the above included for 259

Flights can be provided, at extra cost, from any major UK airport

How to Book 

Simply click here for the SportActive booking form Adobe PDF format, or Word Format complete it and send to SportActive, with a small deposit, to secure your place on this exclusive trip.

Deposits of 85 accepted until 8th January 2005, after which full payment will be required.

What's Extra?

Bike hire - exceptionally good value at just 95 (around 60) for the week for a top-quality, Shimano-equipped bike. Included in the hire fee is full mechanical assistance (including overnight mechanical service, where required) and access to spare wheels in the back-up vehicle  * All participants are encouraged to hire bikes to minimise any possible disruption to their week due to mechanical problems which may occur with their own bike during transit or on the road.* 

Prices are based on two sharing an apartment, single person rooms are available, at a supplement of 35 per week

Flights can be booked on your behalf from any major UK airport. Although substantial savings on flight prices can be gained by booking now with a 'no-frills' airline.

Departing from 

UK major airports, or book your own flight with a no-frills carrier and save money.  A survey of prices undertaken in November 2004 from UK airports to Palma ranged from 40 including taxes to 65 including taxes when booked with EasyJet.

Who are SportActiveMajorca?

Dave McCall and Martin Birney, who run SportActiveMajorca are both successful international cyclists and qualified coaches. Dave has participated in 4 Commonwealth Games, whilst Martin successfully competes at Masters level in age-specific World Championships. The pair have been visiting Majorca for in excess of the past 20 years - their knowledge of the roads and training routes is superb!

SportActiveMajorca is run by cyclists for cyclists. In addition to this week, the 2005 programme includes various SportActiveMajorca 'Club Weeks' for cyclists in Majorca, as well as a SportActive Tour de France week.

Click here to view the SportActiveMajorca website

Why a  'Women Only' training camp?

In order to provide an optimum training week specifically geared to the needs of women participants, other categories of riders will not be permitted to join the rides. 

If male partners wish to have a training week at the same time as this Women Only week, SportActiveMajorca can organise accommodation, flights if required and will even provide advice about routes and rides. Accommodation will be in the Hotel Ivory Playa in your own 2 person apartment-style room.

How to Book (in case you missed it above)

Simply click here for the SportActive booking form Adobe pdf format, or Word Format complete it and send to SportActive, with a small deposit, to secure your place on this exclusive trip.

Deposits of 85 accepted until 8th January 2005, after which full payment will be required.