At the end of Feb VC Ibiza was lucky enough to receive a visit from two of Great Britains brightest young triathlon talents who came over for a week of training and season preparation in Ibiza.
Up towards Cala San Vicent..the sun was shining as it always is
Lucy (Knutsford Tri Club) and Kayleigh (Spalding Tri Club). After our ride they gave themselves 10 minutes to get changed then be ready to go out for a run after which they would do swim training in the pool…. I on the other hand went home and ate some biscuits.
Kayleigh on the climb to San Joan
Mas vamos chicas y hasta proxima!
Good Luck for the season ladies and we look forward to seeing you out in Ibiza again real soon!
The Vuelta this year has proven to be the biggest and best Grand Tour of the year allowing us fans to finally see Contador and Froome go head to head without falling off. With this mouth watering prospect in mind we jumped on a plane to Asturias and on landing travelled down to the Picos De Europa..the most stunning range of mountains 20 km inland from the northern coast of Spain, located in the Autonomous Communities of Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and León.
Hooking up with some old pals from London we based ourselves in Cangas De Onis south west of Oviedo and then rode, ate, slept and watched some fantastic racing right up in our faces!
Ben, Chris and Lawrence between mountains
Lawrence coming to the end of a 15k descent
Chris in the mountains
Fabada y Sidra
Birthday boy Lawrence and me up Covadonga the HC climb that was the dramatic ending to Stage 15
All gone a bit Rapha A/W look book here..
Above the Clouds at Lagos de Covadonga
Top lad Christian Knees at the start of Stage 15
Local hero Dani Navarro gives the home fans something to cheer
Contador, Valverde and Purito. Alberto looking for Froome no doubt
The start of stage 15 in Oviedo
Mikel Nieve and Sammy Sanchez where just off the lead riders up the climb
Waiting for the “grupetto”
Winter continues at pace on the white Isle and thankfully the weather continues to be amazing ! Here are some recent rambles….
First up A central loop that takes you up north to the punishing climb out of San Antonio but then rewards you with the stunning scenery of Santa Agnes and its wonderful Almond trees and blossoms that are in full bloom this time of year
Santa Agnes in February
The beautiful pine covered hills behind Ibiza town are made for Mountain bikes and at the end of January its always nice to get some tan lines, no matter how feint!
Love these trails!
Tan in Jan
This is a lovely 50 mile loop super smooth rolling roads…oh yeh and I saw this….
A face in the clouds
The back is feeling good and that means I’m able to slowly building up the miles / kms with a good block of riding that will go into the weekend. Got some great images today…its 28 degrees and the beaches are deserted!
Deserted, beautiful Cala Moli
The road towards Cala Vedalla
Cala Xarcu and some carbon fiber
A very scenic route with Chris this morning with the weather remaining fantastic for riding. Taking in an eastern loop that from town passes through Puig D’en Valls Santa Gertrudis, San Llorenc, San Carlos, Es Canar, Santa Eularia, Siesta, Cala Llonga then back into Jesus and Ibiza town. Great stuff.
Chris heading back into town via Roca Lisa
Climbing towards the fast descent into Jesus
It was great to join Mr Matt Kerr from the UK’s Ipswich Bicycle Club on a road ride at the weekend, even though both parties were feeling a little under the weather, due to a continuing (and very boring) sore back and the previous nights Vodka and tonic ingestion!
A meeting of the minds!