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.
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.
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.
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.
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’)
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.
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.
Liking hot weather Jenny has cycled with groups in India, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Sth Africa, and several South American countries. Liking a climb and pretty scenery too Mallorca has become her favourite European destination. Best cafe the Muro bakery for cakes the size of plates!
At home, Jenny rides with Crest CC in Essex and has left the world of IT start ups to teach Bikeability to children and adults.
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.