MALLORCA CYCLE HOLIDAYS AND TRAINING CAMPS

Ride leaders

Antony Stapleton - Group 1 Ride Leader

Antony Stapleton - Group 1 Ride Leader


Well known to many as a racing man and long term TT specialist, Antony has been training and riding on the cycling island of Mallorca since the mid 1980's. This, combined with many years of leading club and group rides in the UK makes him perfectly qualified to maximise both your enjoyment and the training benefit of your stay with us. Whilst mega mileage days are not uncommon, Antony's ride are not all about suffering, but aim to show you the true beauty of the island as well as helping you return from your training camp as a better bike rider, not just a stronger and fitter one!

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Andy Defrates - Group 1 Ride Leader

Andy Defrates - Group 1 Ride Leader

 

Start as group finish as a group, Andy has led club runs in the UK for many years, encouraging the juniors & newbies to ply their trade ready for racing or just improve their riding skills.(group riding)

Starting as a mountain bike racer in 1990 then moving onto road racing & race organiser he has a real passion for all aspects of our sport, he still races most weekends throughout the session.

He loves the island of Mallorca & the mountain descents, if you want a fast safe run downhill his is the wheel to follow.

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Andy Yeoman - Group 1 Ride Leader

Andy Yeoman - Group 1 Ride Leader

 

Andy has been training and racing for the Police service for a number of years having returned to the sport after 25 years away.

Andy enjoyed success as a schoolboy and a junior at cross, road, TT’s and track and has recently returned to the racing scene competing regularly in BC, LVRC and TLI events.

With crits and TT’s as Andy’s main focus and as a recent convert to the island of Mallorca you can guarantee there will be an element of endurance to the group rides. 

Andy loves a climb and will always go up them at a constant pace. 

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Ben & Karen Dennett - Group 2 Ride Leaders

Ben & Karen Dennett - Group 2 Ride Leaders


Ben and Karen have been riding in Mallorca for over 15 years and love the favourable climate and mix of terrain and routes for which the island is renowned. Both lifelong club cyclists and longstanding members of Bishops Stortford Cycling Club, Ben was Club Captain for 24 years and brings his wide experience of club ride leading to the Ciclosol Group 2 rides. Their favourite ride is Bunyola over the Coll d’Honor and through Orient to Alaro. Favourite café is the bakery in Muro where the coffee and cakes are something special.

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Robbie Harcourt - Group 2 Ride Leader

Robbie Harcourt - Group 2 Ride Leader

 

Robbie has ridden in Majorca since 1989, not every year but fell in love with the island enough to keep coming back. Has loved all forms of cycling over the years and now settles for touring, club rides and time trialling; "a tourist who just happens to be able to go relatively quick". Toured in Canada, USA, and a good few parts of Europe over the years and also loves the Alps. Long term member of West manchester CTC/Nova CC but now seen out and about in the colours of Salford CC after it reformed at the end of 2015.  
Favourite ride; all of them to be honest, even the painfest called Sa Calobra but the "Mick Potts" stands out as well. Favourite cafes are the bakery in Muro, Campanet Caves for a bit of quiet contemplation and Son Serra de Marina.

 

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Rob Dulson - Groups 1 - 5 Ride Leader

Rob Dulson - Groups 1 - 5 Ride Leader


Rob is a BAR Specialist from the Hainault Roads Club. Normally a Group 3 leader but can turn his hand (or should that be legs?) to Group 2 & 1 if needs be. Likes to find the back roads and scenic routes to ride on.  Favourite ride is to Porreres. Favourite Café stop is Son Serra de Marina.

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Darryl Leese - Group 3 Ride Leader

Darryl Leese - Group 3 Ride Leader


A life member of both the Glendene Cycling Club and the Eastern Counties Cycling Association in England and the Uithoornse Wieler Trainings Club in The Netherlands where he has lived since 2000. He has almost 20 years’ experience of riding in Mallorca and has toured extensively in Western Europe including trips to the Alps and Pyrenees and 5 or 6 day tours from the Netherlands to the Alps.

Favourite spot on the island is riding the road from Alaro to Orient through the two outcrops that are the Puig d’Alaro and Puig de s’Alcadena. Favourite café stops would have to be at the Santuari de Cura at the top of the Puig de Randa or Bar Triquet in Sineu to meet Gabriel (aka ‘Bloody Hell’)

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Tim Ball - Group 3 Ride Leader

Tim Ball - Group 3 Ride Leader


From Audlem in Cheshire, a regular rider in  Mallorca for 10 years. Co-owner of Audlem Cyclesport and founder member and Chairman of Audlem Cycling Club I have been riding for nearly 20 years.  Road riding and racing plus XC mountain biking are my preferred disciplines.

Favourite Mallorca ride – all of them! Favourite café – they’re all good but Café Sastre in Pina and the bakery in Muro are 2 that stand out for me.

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Phil Guy - Group 4 Ride Leader

Phil Guy - Group 4 Ride Leader

 

A lifelong club cyclist and time triallist who has organised and led rides and tours for riders of all abilities, in several countries, for many years. He has been a member of this training camp, and its predecessors, for over 20 years and knows the island's roads well. He will do his best to ensure that you enjoy your ride with your group and return safely to base at the end of the day.

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Roy Gardiner - Group 4 Ride Leader

Roy Gardiner - Group 4 Ride Leader


Roy has been to Mallorca every April since 1995, with various levels of fitness.  Sometimes hanging on the back of Group 3, sometimes on the back of Group 1 but now can be found leading Group 4.

He’s now predominantly a trackman (‘Only six miles from my house, never raining, never more than about 5k from a sit down and a drink, what’s not to like?’) so right turns are taken with difficulty and hills with cursing (‘I can climb any hill up to 42 degrees steep,’ he boasts ‘as long as it’s only 2 metres long’).  But it’s OK as there are lots of coffee stops.

In addition to leading Group 4, Roy is also our quizmaster on those entertainment evenings, where he prides himself on making arbitrary and contentious decisions over any disputed answer.  He is also occasional bingo caller, but beware of the pretentious out of ordinary calling (‘Cube root of 125  number 5’ or  similar).

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Chris Holmes - Group 4B Ride Leader

Chris Holmes - Group 4B Ride Leader

 

Chris is a long-time member of the Chelmer CC and loves riding her bike around the lanes of Essex. She has always loved sport and has competed in, and coached swimming, running and triathlon over many years.

Chris has been coming out to Majorca for a few years now and loves cycling to many of the pretty villages. Favourite cafe? - too many to pick just one, but likes sitting looking out over the blue sea at Son Serra de Marina.

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Trevor Maddern - Group 5 Ride Leader

Trevor Maddern - Group 5 Ride Leader


In a previous life I went out with Groups 1 and then 2, now for past 7 years or so I have taken to slower rides and found lots of routes, unknown to groups 1 and 2 also many superb cafe stops. I don’t want to make this sound too exciting as we don’t want group 1 2 3 & 4 joining us. Let’s keep the Touring Group our secret!

Retired now from running Ciclos Uno Cycle Shop (although I’m still often found there helping Jane) I spend a lot of time at the Lee Valley Velodrome keeping the fitness levels up.

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