78 mile Island Loop….

It was a bit unexpected this but managed to ride an Island loop today ! …Hit 27 degrees at some points which eased the pain of the shocking head wind which lasted from from Cala St Vicent in the East to Santa Agnes in the West!

Aguias Blancas y bicicleta

Aguias Blancas y bicicleta

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A deserted Cala St Vicent

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Climbing toward St Joan

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Heading West past San Miquel towards Santa Agnes

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Look Mum No Hands

Chris from Guernsey and a 60k push

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 VallsĀ  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

Chris heading back into town via Roca Lisa

Climbing towards the fast descent into Jesus

Climbing towards the fast descent into Jesus

New Lower Back Testing!

Due to my boring lower back injury that I in no way blame on Mr Matt Kerr or Strava (well maybe a bit), It felt amazing to be riding the island again this week in some truly splendid October weather.


And it looks like the back issue has been resolved by having the troublesome body part removed and replaced with a new carbon fibre flex-tech lower back (available at all good body stores).


The route was pretty much the same all week due to the integration of the new back but by Friday I was definitely feeling the old sea legs coming back!

Rides, riding and more rides…

We have been super busy over the last week or so cramming in lots of riding with some lovely people. VC Ibiza salutes Charles, Rich, Lulu, Matt, Graham, Giles, Mike and Wijnand whom all took to the roads and trails of the White Isle!

We hope you all enjoyed it! Check out the routes and snaps of the recent rides below….

Dropping down the ridge to Cap Des Falco

Dropping down the ridge trail to Cap Des Falco

The always stunning salt flats of Salines

The always stunning salt flats of Salines

London based journalist,  DJ, Academic and general renaissance woman stayed with us for 3 days

London based journalist, DJ, Academic and general renaissance woman Lulu Levay stayed with us for 3 days and put in some good miles!

    Charles takes on the Coast to Coast MTB trail in the UK at the end of September

Charles takes on the Coast to Coast MTB trail in the UK at the end of September, he got in some good training

After the exploring of Salines, Lulu tested her self on the road putting in 40 miles along the east coast

After the exploring of Salines, Lulu tested her self on the road putting in 40 miles along the east coast

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Rocky trails on Ibiza’s coast to coast ride

Ibiza Rocks

Ibiza Rocks

 

Charles climbs into Port San Miguel

Charles climbs into Port San Miguel

Wijnand was in Ibiza to celebrate his record labels 10th Birthday! Happy Birthday Armada Music . He was also preparing to ride Mt. Ventoux 3 time in 1 day! In what is known as the Cingles challenge…phewww!

The climb from Sant Vicent to St Joan

The climb from Sant Vicent to St Joan

More climbing!

More climbing!

 

Coffee stop!

Coffee stop after climbing!

The beautiful Cala Xarraca

The beautiful Cala Xarraca

Charles finished his training with a 70k ride ride, we are also joined by Richard fair play to them both who completed the ride in style even though their dietary preparation was not the best due to the previous nights festivities! Good luck on the Coast to Coast challenge Charles !

D&J Morning Rumble


A stormy end to the month of August made for some cooler temperatures but allowed for some longer time in the saddle… Ibiza resident and Dan and south London based track cyclist James joined VC Ibiza on rumble around the east of the island this weekend.

 

The break was on straight away from our start point in Puig D'en Valls

The break was on straight away from our start point in Puig D’en Valls

Barman

Barman

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A very relaxed feedzone

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Fuelled by Calippo, James puts the hammer down as the sun comes out

Triathlon Training


Rachel from Bath in the UK is currently in training for the Leeds Triathlon on September the 8th, she visited this island last week staying at very lovely Can Curreau.

We rode out early on Saturday to take in a north eastern loop of the island that allowed us wonderful roads and even better scenery.

Good luck on the 8th Rachel!

The climb into San Joan

The climb into San Joan

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Blurred lines

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The stunning cost road dropping down into Cala Boix

It was a beautiful morning

It was a beautiful morning

 

Zero cars on the 9k climb from Cala St Vicent into San Joan

Zero cars on the 9k climb from Cala St Vicent into San Joan