Whether you’re looking to prepare for the season ahead while enjoying the sunny climate and challenging terrain or just want to enjoy some great rides in wonderful scenery, these weeks are a great way to start your year. Andy Cook and his team will assist and lead you on the rides in different groups according to your individual level, from relative beginners to seasoned enthusiasts. The island offers a variety of terrain, with significant mountain climbs as well as undulating roads, making Lanzarote the perfect place to ride and progress your training. You will be taken to the beautiful North, the fascinating Fire Mountains and to the far South. You will climb the steep Fémes, a climb out of category, and the long and beautiful Tabayesco, and you will bike a large part of the IRONMAN LANZAROTE course.
The routes will vary in length each day to offer different levels of difficulty. You will have many hours in the saddle with a relatively low intensity, but there will also be time for other activities. During the week, there will be seminars/talks on how to continue your training when you return home and other subjects such as nutrition. Besides that, we will have other social activities and at the end of each week, we will have a celebratory dinner. During the long rides there will be stops for sandwiches and refreshments where you can take in the beautiful views. If numbers dictate, the programme will be amended to offer shorter rides than those advertised, but will still cover the same areas and terrain.
Camp Registration and travel arrangements
The camp is restricted to guests staying at Club La Santa during the event. Pre-registration is required as we have a limited number of participants. The price for one week is 130 Euros, or 180 Euros for two weeks, including all activities during the Bike week, sandwich and refreshments on long rides, t-shirt and the celebratory dinner. The full payment for the camp will take place in the welcome meeting upon arrival in Club La Santa. Additionally you will have to book and pay your travel arrangements (accommodation, flight, airport transfers, etc.) with your nearest Club La Santa office/ agency. Club La Santa reserves the right to cancel or change the event if under subscribed.
Andy Cook is a lifelong cyclist having represented Great Britain in the past. A well respected coach, he has organized and coordinated training camps for over 15 years. Andy has a very broad range of cycling experience which he is happy to share with all bike week participants in order that they improve their own training and technique, along with their overall enjoyment of riding the bike. Andy is currently president of the UCI “Cycling for All” commission. Magnus Bäckstedt won in 2004 the Paris Roubaix, which is probably his biggest victory. Apart from that he also won a Tour de France stage in 1998. He retired from professional cycling in February 2009. Its now the third time Magnus join some of the Club La Santa Bike Weeks.
Jacqui Cook is a lifelong cyclist who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in many facets of road cycling disciplines. A British Cycling club coach and National standard cycling instructor. Jacqui has been instrumental in helping develop many newcomers into the sport and pastime of cycling. Her experience ranges from having raced at a high National level to helping organise and promote a wide variety of cycling events at grass roots level through to National and International events.
Magnus Bäckstedt won in 2004 the Paris Roubaix, which is probably his biggest victory. Apart from that he also won a Tour de France stage in 1998. He retired from professional cycling in February 2009 but has comeback to professional cycling and has run his own team for 4 years.
Provisional Programme - Subject to alteration
|09.15||Welcome meeting and registration|
|10.30||Briefing: El Golfo (65-80 km)|
|09.15||Briefing: Tabayesco (85-100 km)|
|09.15||Briefing: Conil (50-55 km)|
|17.00||Open Forum on everything about cycling - Training, mechanics, events, Sportive, racing etc.|
|09.15||Briefing: Mirador del Rio (100-130 km)|
|09.30||Briefing: Uga (50-55 km)|
|08.30||Briefing: Lang tur (155 km)|
|19.30||Dinner in one of our restaurants|
|09.30||Briefing: Puerto Calero (65 km)|
Please note that this form will allow you to pre-register for your chosen event, but actual registration and payment for your participation in the event will take place at Club La Santa. .