Dartmoor Cycle Training Camp - 22-27 April 2014

The Dartmoor Cycle Training Camp offers you a unique opportunity to take your cycling to a whole new level. Specifically designed for the Sportive cyclling enthusiast, our training programme adopts a holistic approach, with structured training rides, skills sessions & seminars covering the complete range of subjects essential to sportive & endurance based cycling. When you leave our camp you will have the requisite knowledge and skills necessary for you to effectively prepare and train for your cycle events, maximising your opportunity to achieve your true potential.

This intensive, six day, residential course runs from Bellever Youth Hostel, nestled right in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, guaranteeing all your rides will be amidst the most beautiful scenery in the South West of England.

This cycle training camp is a collaboration between local cycling specialists, all of whom share a passion for cycling and have an intimate knowledge of Dartmoor National Park. The training schedule that we have put together for you is not just guided rides on Dartmoor. This is a well crafted week of progressive cycle training that will cover all of the key elements of road cycling through structured training rides, skills sessions, and seminars.

Before you arrive we will start to providing you with training advice and information on preparing for this camp. On your first day with us you will have a field-based fitness assessment followed by a private consultation with a cycle coach to decide with you, which is the best 'ride group' for you. This will ensure that you are able to gain maximum benefit from our guided training rides.

During the day, each group will complete a structured training ride. Before you commence your ride you will receive a clear briefing on the 'training objectives' for that session. The distance and intensity of the daily rides will very. Some will be shorter, high-intensity rides whilst others will be longer, endurance based rides that are lower intensity. Distances and intensity of rides will also very between groups, to suit their ability. We will also have mechanical, medical, and recovery vehicle available to support you out on your rides. Energy drinks & snacks will also be supplied for you out on the rides. 

On your return you will receive a recovery drink, and after you have showered and changed you will have a post-ride recovery session, essential to facilitate muscle recovery in preparation for your next day's ride. During this time you will have the opportunity to reflect on what you have learnt and ask any questions you may have. The Massage Clinic will also be on hand to assist you. On the first day you will receive a 30 minute private consultation and treatment session, which is included in your booking fee. Further treatments will be available throughout the week for an additional fee of £47 (1 hr 15 minute treatment sessions). If these additional treatments are pre-booked you will receive a 15% discount of this price. Sports Taping will also be available (RockTape). We will also have a dedicated bike maintenance area with general cleaning & maintenance kit so that you can keep your bike clean and serviceable for the rides. We will have a mechanic on hand with a small supply of common spares should you require assistance. 

After a 3 course evening meal at the Youth Hostel we will be offering a range of training seminars, with different topics being covered each evening. Further details of the seminar topics can be seen under the training schedule.

Saturday will be our 'Sportive Experience' ride where your group will take on one of the routes of either the Dartmoor Classic or Moor 2 Sea Sportives followed by a chance to socialise over an evening meal, away from the Youth Hostel. Sunday will be a social ride where we will have the chance to have a relaxed ride together and a coffee out on Dartmoor.

What is Included?

  • Five nights accommodation at the Dartmoor Youth Hostel (Bellever)
  • Full Breakfast and 3 course evening meals at the Youth Hostel
  • Personal Fitness Assessment with a Cycle Coach
  • Private Consultation with Cycle Coach
  • Structured Training Rides, with guide, on roads in and around Dartmoor National Park
  • High 5 Energy Products (Drink, Gels, Bars, & Recovery)
  • Light snacks for eating during your ride
  • Support Vehicle
  • Daily Post-Ride Recovery Sessions
  • 30 minutes Sports Massage session
  • Bike Cleaning & Maintenance facilities with mechanic support
  • Educational Seminars & Practical Skills sessions
  • Group Evening Meal out (Saturday Evening)

How Much does it Cost?

The price for this residential cycle training camp is £380. We are limited to a maximum of 30 places, an £80 deposit is required to reserve your place. The remainder must be paid by 28th March 2014. 

During the training camp there will be opportunity for you to have a professional bike fitting with Ride Cycle Fitting, for additional sports or remedial massage treatments with The Massage Clinic and Sports Taping with Total Fitness. These are optional extras and are not included in your booking fee. We will supply all the tools and materials you will require for the daily cleaning and maintenance of your bike. We will also have a mechanic available to assist you with any mechanical problems. However, any replacement parts required during the week will need to be purchased. We will have a small supply of common parts available to cover most eventualities and will get you to a local bike shop if we do not have the parts you need.

How do I sign up?

All you need do to start the sign-up process is complete the SIGN UP form from using the links on our website, If you have any questions just drop us an email or call Stewart on 07764 793122. 








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