Self Guided Bike Tours, Road Bike Adventure

ROAD CYCLING COACHING WEEKENDS

BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE IN CYCLING TECHNIQUES AND MECHANICS

Whether you’re training for a sportive, or just want tips and advice on how to becoming a better cyclist, our weekend training camps are an opportunity to improve your riding technique and build your confidence on the road. Through a combination of workshops, cycling skills sessions and guided rides with qualified local guides, you’ll become a more assured and self-sufficient cyclist.

We'll be focusing on key road cycling skills (such as climbing and descending, cornering, and riding in a group), but we’ll also tailor the coaching programme to the specific needs of the group. There will also be sessions on bike mechanics and maintenance, as well as advice on bike fitting. The guided rides will be an opportunity to put these skills and techniques into practice. In small groups organised according to ability, you’ll get on-the-road support from qualified road cycling coaches (British Cycling Level 2).

The locations for our training camps – choose from the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales, or Pembrokeshire National Park – are ideal because of the variety of the terrain and breath-taking scenery for road cycling. And when you’re done riding, you can relax in luxury cyclist-friendly accommodation, with spectacular views, plenty of space to socialise, fantastic home-cooked food and a comfortable bed for the night.

Training weekends are delivered in partnership with the Tour of Pembrokeshire.

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Dates & Price

Price: £350 (based on 2 people sharing; single supplement applies)


Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 March 2019

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 March 2019 (women only)

Pembrokeshire National Park

Friday 12 - Sunday 14 April 2019

Itinerary

Before you arrive: We’ll send you a questionnaire to find out more about the kind of riding you currently do, what your cycling goals are, and what you’d like from the training weekend.

Friday

Check into your accommodation from 4pm. Welcome drinks and dinner, and an introduction to the weekend’s road cycling training programme.

Saturday and Sunday

The exact programme will depend on the needs of the group, but each day you can expect a combination of skills sessions, workshops on specific aspects of road cycling, and a guided ride-out.

The distance and degree of difficulty of the rides will be decided based on the group’s needs. The aim is not to do huge miles, but to choose a route that allows riders to practice the skills and techniques covered in the coaching sessions.

On Saturday evening, we’ll eat together before an after-dinner talk on an aspect of road riding of interest to the group.

On Sunday, we will aim to finish by 3pm, so that you can depart in good time to return home.

What's Included

The weekend includes the following:

  • 2 nights full board accommodation*
  • 2 guided road rides (20-40 miles, organised by ability with maximum 6 per group)
  • Programme of coaching workshops and skills sessions
  • Bike mechanics and advice on bike fitting
  • Experienced and qualified (British Cycling Level 2) local guides
  • Support vehicle with mechanic on all rides
  • All nutrition, snacks and refreshments while on the bike
  • Secure overnight bike storage

*Please note that bathrooms are shared.

Accommodation

We offer a choice of locations for our training weekends: the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales or Pembrokeshire National Park.

Accommodation in the Cambrian Mountains: Tynrhyd Retreat

Your base for the weekend is Tynrhyd Retreat, a 5* holiday complex located in the historic village of Devil's Bridge, in the breathtaking Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales. The recently renovated rooms are stylish and comfortable, and there's a spacious farmhouse kitchen and lounge complete with comfy sofas and a log burner. There's also a large hot hub for post-ride relaxation!

Accommodation in Pembrokeshire National Park: Preseli Venture

Your base for the weekend is Preseli Venture, a 5* eco lodge situated on a beautiful sea view hillside deep in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The rooms are modern and comfortable, and there's plenty of space to relax in front of the wood-burner in the large bar and dining area. Step outside into the courtyard, and you'll get a spectacular view out over Cardigan Bay.