Fed up of going on cycling training camps where you are just a number, doing lots of junk miles and very little individual attention?
Do you want to really see some improvements in your fitness and form specific to you & your goals, from your valuable week away? Do you want to get some invaluable advice and help with techniques such as climbing position, pedaling action, descending, cornering, pacing etc from someone who really knows his stuff?
Our Dave Lloyd structured training weeks are designed to be different to the mass market approach. In Dave’s own words, “ These are proper structured training weeks, tailored to each individual”.
Former pro rider, Dave Lloyd is a fully qualified senior British Cycling and ABCC coach. During his pro career he won countless races with an extensive palmares in road & track racing as well as time trialling. With this wealth of knowledge and experience, he is one of only a few that has been able to convert this to being an outstanding coach. He takes a ‘common sense’ approach to coaching and believes in treating every one of his athletes as an individual. To name but a few, he has coached several athletes on their way to joining the British Cycling programmes; Wendy Houvenhagel (Olympic and World team pursuit champion) and Andy Fenn (winner of the Junior Paris-Roubaix while he was still being coached by Dave). However he also recognises and respects that not everyone is looking to be the next World champion and has numerous success stories at all levels of cycling. For more information about Dave, his coaching approach & successes. > Click Here
Why will this week be different?
With a maximum of 20 riders each week, you will get lots of good quality time with Dave to really give you a great boost in form, as well as take home lots of knowledge and advice that has been tailored to you that you can use in the future. Dave will be on the road riding alongside you, not observing you from a bus. As well as his structured training, there will be periods of 'on the bike time' spent working on technique and lots of time off the bike to pick Dave's brain too! Every evening Dave will run a seminar on training topics and techniques which you will then be able to put this into practice the next day. There will also be a full briefing every evening, so you know exactly what you are doing the next day to get the most out of every session. Of course this will all be backed up by the impeccable organisation and support of Polka Dot Cycling!
Tenerife is the pro-cyclists great training secret; most recently in spring 2012 Bradley Wiggins and the SKY team trained here in preparation for the Tour. In the past other big teams such as; Astana, Liquigas and Cervelo teams, to name but a few, have all trained in Tenerife.
Cycling Weekly: in this week's issue (10th Jan) of Cycling Weekly, there is a 6 page spread all about what it's like to train in Tenerife. Hannah Raynolds explains all about the terrain, weather and compares some of the great climbs in mainland Europe to Mount Teide. We were very pleased to host them during their photoshoot in Tenerife in December. It was a great experience.
See more about how Bradley Wiggins believes training in Tenerife made such a difference to his Tour de France win. > Telegraph Article
Known as the "Island of Eternal Spring", with year round temperatures of 20°C+, Tenerife is a perfect place to ensure you actually have a warm weather training camp, with lots of fabulous cycling routes to suit all abilities and unlike some of the other Canary Islands, Tenerife is sheltered from the wind. There's undulating routes and climbs to well over 2000m with spectacular views. It really is a perfect training location. For more pictures of the terrain and the roads in Tenerife, see the Telegraph picture Gallery of Bradley and the SKY team in action. > Click here
Come and join Dave and get the most out of your structured cycling training camps in 2013.
Dave will be running 2 training weeks in 2013, one in February and one in April. Please see the options below:
FLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF THE 16/02/13 - there has been an unprecedented demand for flights for the week of the 16/02/13 from certain locations in the UK. If you are having any difficulties in finding a suitable flight we have some alternative options, please call us on 01869 278130 to discuss these.
La Caleta, located on the West coast, is renowned for it's sports training, with top professional sportsman (particularly triathletes, swimmers, rugby and football players) training at the 'Tenerife Top Training' centre. The hotel we have picked for this week is also used by this centre for their clients.
From £695 HB pp/wk. The luxury Costa Adeje Palace hotel is close to the beach with stunning views across to La Gomera. Ideally located for easy acess to our training routes, this is a stunning place to stay and relax after the cycling efforts of the day.Learn More
Mount Teide National Park covers the area of the centre of the island. There is a plateau at 2000+m from which the peak of Mout Teide rises. The scenery in the park is a mixture of forest and volcanic lunar landscapes. An amazing place!
From £995 FB pp/wk. Not only train on the same roads as the pros, but stay in the same hotel and get the benefits of sleeping at altitude. The Parador hotel, is situated in the middle of the Mount Teide national park and brilliantly positioned for all the long climbs up to the plateau. For this week we will follow the 'sleep high, train low' principle to give you a great boost in performance for the beginning of a racing or sportive season.Learn More