Another exciting cycling week with Mallorca Cycling Tours and clients from a variety of places, as far away as Aspen, Colorado! We started the week with a slight delay and change of plan due to morning rain, so Petra became a spin round Llubi and a cake stop in Muro.
Out via Pollenca, Sa Pobla, Sineu with a quick coffee in Algaida.
Post ride drinks at Pro Cycle Hire!
Day 3 Sa Calobra
So today was Sa Calobra. Clear blue sky and warmer.
I went down slightly ahead to take some GoPro footage and photos.
Ben demonstrating good cornering technique.
I undertook last man up, as we like to ensure we don’t lose riders going up or down! Great ascent today, not too busy, warm, with a breeze and enough bikes around to motivate you! No rest at the top and straight back to the Petrol station and down to Caimari for lunch at the Sports Centre.
Sun trap, food, drink and resting of the legs before the hour back via Campanet, the bumpy hill and Campanet Lane.
Day 4 Petra
Today was a planned easy day due to probable bad weather Friday, so we may be missing that one out. Thursday will be in the Mountains again, so today is keeping the legs moving but not getting overtired!
Post ride relaxing. All ready for Thursday!
Today was back in the mountains! We decided on a routing up from the Lluc side of the Puig and a return via Santa Maria but as we had already climbed from Pollenca, we would start the days climbing up from Caimari. No photos for the first part of the ride as I was late for departure and had to chase to catch the 1st group! Oh well nice steady start – Not, at 23mph av until I caught them along Shampoo Valley. We regrouped at the top of Coll de sa Batalla (up 386m to 576m over 7.9km at 5%) with a coffee and cake before resuming across to Gorge Blau. One holdup with a coach stuck for a few mins, so quick picture.
Regroup at the bottom, refill bottles and tackle the last climb of the day, Coll de Soller up 417m to 497m over 7.3km at 6%. Great achievement for everyone as it had been a tough week. Lots of relief and smiles!
Last 4km round the bay…
The return went smoothly and with everyone back safely at the Hotel, it ended a week of personal bests on the climbs for those who had been before, benchmarks to return and better for the first timers!
The recovery drinks – just like the Pro’s!