Rob was a BBAR 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.
Rob is responsible for the daily organisation of all the rides.
Steve has been riding and racing since 1988, competing as a 1st Cat road racer in the UK and occasionally in Belgium and has been cycling in Mallorca regularly since those early days. Normally a Group 1 or 2 rider but just enjoys riding in Majorca and the great cafe stops so happy to lead any ride.
More recently he has been competing in Masters racing and won the 2019 BMCR National points series for his age group.
He rides for Derby Mercury RC and Buxton CC and has been involved with running several amateur racing teams.
Favourite climbs: Col de Sa Batala, Col de Soller
Favourite Descent: Col de Femenia
Favourite route: They are all good but Orient/Soller Puig Major stands out as a favourite.
Leigh has been coming to the island for over 30 years, enjoying the lanes, the weather, and the company. He was an Elite Road and track rider for over a decade, with a couple of National medals in the bag. Residing in the heart of Epping Forest, you will often see him out on the Essex Lanes.
Having spent a couple of years in Canada helping to coach a Youth Academy, he is proud that one of these youngsters has just become World Junior Scratch champion on the Track. Always keen to offer advice, and help where he can.
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.
Dave started cycling in the late 70's so has many years of experience in both racing and touring. He favours fixed wheel cycling and has even ridden Sa Calobra on a fixed wheel, but usually rides gears on the island as he loves freewheeling down the exhilarating descents.
Mallorca has been a favourite destination since his first cycling holiday here in 1983. Although much has changed since then, the stunning mountains, smooth quiet lanes and pretty villages draw him back twice a year. San Salvador is a particular favourite climb. The Llenaire hotel is his favourite refreshment stop as you can enjoy a long cold drink whilst taking in the views at the end of the ride.
Jim has been riding for over 40 years, competing on the Road, in Crits and TT’s for the past 20, after giving up playing football!
He has been a regular attendee on this camp for many years, recently graduating to ‘Ride Leader’ standard.
He races with the Met Police and is club Captain of the Victoria Cycling Club.
His favourite climb is Lluc via Selva and Majorcan road, the Ma3321 aka the ‘Bosch Valley’.
From Audlem in Cheshire, a regular rider in Mallorca for 12 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.
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.
Dave was born to a Cycling family & has ridden all of his life with the Southend Wheelers, he was for decade a first category roadman also trackman & time triallist, a former BCF Division champion & as a veteran, an age group regional LVRC champion & TLi national medallist, he is President of his club.
He has been riding in Mallorca for the last 14 years & loves the quiet lanes that it offers, he has been ride leading for 3 years & enjoys introducing these roads to newcomers.
His favourite rides are to Porreres & Pina, the ambience of the Pina square & Llenaire hotel make them particular favourite refreshment stops, favourite climb is Col de Soller but it takes longer than it used to.
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.