OK who’s up for a challenge that will be a lot of fun, will raise money for a great cause and involves being in Ibiza in May? Check out the flyer on this post for all the key details for this year’s Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation Charity Bike Ride. All profit goes to the LNADJSML charity partner to help build homes in Tanzania for vulnerable kids. Get in touch with us here at Velo Club Ibiza or Jonny@lastnightadjsavedmylife.org. Places are strictly limited
Easter on the Island saw its fair share of great weather, not so great wind but lots of good riding ! The island is currently at it’s most blooming with fields of lush green and swaithes of yellow and red flowered fields…The summer birds are returning and Swifts, Kestrels and Gulls are a constant companion to every ride…
Before the GOSH Challenge Ride in May, we are also working with our friends at Walking Ibiza on this years installment of their Ibiza Charity Adventure that happens 22-25 of April 2015.
The adventure is a 250km journey around Ibiza in four days by bike, by kayak and on foot. The participants will raise money for
some wonderful causes on the Island namely:
http://www.apneef.org/en – An Ibiza and Formentera based group working with children who have special educational needs.
http://samasound.org/ – Who use the power of sound and music to offer healing treatments to people suffering from long term illness.
For more info and to donate…go here
First up we are proud to be working at and providing the bikes, mechanics and local knowledge for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Round the Island Cycle Challenge, which takes place from the 1st to the 4th of May….Some great people with some amazing stories took part last year and we look forward to welcoming you all again this year!
Last years event saw some fantastic weather and the start of some great friendships…
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.
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.
Good Luck for the season ladies and we look forward to seeing you out in Ibiza again real soon!
Alex from Switzerland came out for a week of training in what proved to be a slightly cold (for Ibiza) February! The sun shone however as we clocked over 7000m of climbing…
All in preparation for Alex’s epic charity ride from London to Cannes in March. The Broadgate Estates CYCLE TO MIPIM charity challenge is a 1452km cycling endurance event that runs from the 5-10th of March. The event raises money for the children’s charity http://www.coram.org.uk/
Luckily January 2015 has been neither and we’ve been slowly getting back in the saddle between some birthday celebrations!
Taking place last weekend across 3 days the Vuelta a Ibiza 2014 was a fantastic event with great weather, tough riding and superb organisation. After experiencing first hand the event and riding all 3 stages there is no doubt Velo Club Ibiza will be offering accommodation and entry packages for the 2015 event, which takes place on the 5,6 and 7th of December 2015 so pencil it in the diary now!
The Vuelta Ibiza was held across 3 stages, the first and last being paced tours of the island with a chipped time trial section halfway through each stage, this is where you get to leave everything on the road as you try and get the best time between the 2 timing stations. The format works really well and offers that little bit more competition (for those that want it!) than the “Sportive” format so popular in the UK. The roads are totally closed by the Gurda Civil for the peloton to move through the island with no fear of traffic.
Stage one was a 75k tour of the west coast beginning in San Antonio marina and finishing in Ibiza town the time trial section was 4k climb up into the Benimussa countryside coming in from the west coast.
The 2nd stage incorporates the stand alone event the Cursa De S’Indoit (The race of the Turkey) the winner of which receives a live turkey as the prize.
For those that want to compete the “competitivo” race is a flat out 42km dash out from Ibiza town up to Santa Eularia across to San Carlos then back down at breakneck speeds into Ibiza Town and the finish along the port front. This years race broke all records pace wise and my Strava time is slightly off as my average was 43kph for the 42km. There are of course more sedate groups for all levels.
Stage 3 Picked up where stage 1 and 2 finished beginning in Ibiza town and hugging the east coast right up to Cala San Vicent where the 200 strong group headed along the north coast via the beautiful but painful 6km climb into San Joan which was to be todays time trial section after a food stop in San Joan the peloton then made for the finish in San Antonio via the numerous 3rand 4th category climbs out of Portinatx, San Miquel and Santa Agnes.
The event was rounded off with a rather fantastic BBQ and presentations for the numerous prize categories winners!