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Above and Beyond Camps

Ultra endurance events are too often simply seen as tests of fitness. Our experience teaches that it's very much a combination of sometimes obscure factors which ensures success. At Above & Beyond, you’ll gain new knowledge and skills, ensuring that you start any challenge with the necessary confidence to complement your ultra-endurance fitness. Although we will be riding for several hours each day, our camps are not designed to form part of your fitness training - rather we will use the time to arm you with knowledge and skills to help your future challenges, though of course we'll also have plenty of ride time.

We even cover the strategic use of zip-ties and duct tape to survive almost any mechanical or medical calamity!

Included in the one week €745 package is*:

·       7 nights’ accommodation including breakfast and dinner at the luxury eco-estate, La Bruguera de Púbol.

·       6+ days’ epic riding on some fantastic Catalan roads.

·       On-the-bike coaching, night riding and navigational activities to really test your abilities.

·       The opportunity for a 1-to-1 session with each A&B coach to cover any personal aspects of your performance you wish to enhance further

·       Advanced nutrition strategies for ultra-endurance fuelling, with on the bike and in-the-kitchen advice and 1-to-1 sessions.

·       Practical strength and conditioning to enhance your performance, prevent injury and maximise recovery.

·       Master classes on equipment choices and hacks, altitude, sleep, mental skills, disaster management, and roadside bike repair.

·       "Real food” nutritional products to sample, cooked on site, and provided by our partner Veloforte.cc.

·       A sexy Wolf Pack jersey - just like the ones below!

*Sports massages and airport transfers are available as optional extras.

There are four A&B camp weeks to choose from, to allow you to be ready for any challenges the years throws at you. We also have two additional cycling weeks, with Kathryn Bertine, for those of you looking to end your year on a pro note!


A&B + KATHRYN BERTINE

Above & Beyond have teamed up with former pro cyclist, and founder of the Homestretch Foundation, Kathryn Bertine, to create two compelling weeks of cycling in Autumn 2018, in Girona.  These camps give riders a chance to rub shoulders with Kathryn, and get to know her work in campaigning for equality in women’s professional cycling, whilst contributing to the work of her foundation.  The Homestretch Foundation’s mission is to address the salary gap across genders in sport, ensuring female professional athletes have the same wages and equal opportunities as their male counterparts.  This work is extremely important, and in line with the charitable aspirations of the Halo Cycling Project and the charity Wolf Pack ride which brought A&B staff together. We are proud to introduce these two camps, to wrap up the 2018 season:

A&B Half the Road Camp (€845 based on 2 sharing, €150 single supplement)

This is an A&B camp, with a little added “pro”.  Enjoy all the events, rides, features and foods from our original A&B camps, plus:

  • a ride with Kathryn Bertine
  • a screening of her film about women’s cycling, “Half the Road”
  • a Q&A session, and an introduction to her women’s sport foundation, Homestretch, and tales from their first year of operation
  • opportunities to buy signed copies of her books  including “The Road Less Taken” on women’s cycling, and “Fresh from the Homestretch” on pro cyclists’s recipes from the first year of residency at Homestretch.
  • airport transfer is an optional extra (GRO or BCN)

A&B Homestretch Foundation Gala Week (1750€ based on 2 sharing or €1900 single supplement)

We end the year of A&B camps with the crême de la crême.  This lux week of cycling is an all-inclusive romp, which we have purposely not called a training camp. This is cycling at its more leisurely - a week riding with Kathryn, with proceeds going to the Homestretch Foundation, for riders to round off the season with full bellies and charitable hearts.  Enjoy all the benefits of the A&B camp, but with these added extras:

  • daily rides with Kathryn, and the A&B team
  • full vehicular support
  • wine tasting at a 17th century Catalan winery
  • an evening in the old town of Girona, for a screening of “Half the Road” and a charity cocktail & canapés party in support of the Homestretch Foundation, rubbing [bony] elbows with the pros
  • a massage of your choice (Sports, Swedish or Aromatherapy)
  • tickets and a guided tour at the Gala & Salvador Dalí Castle Museum, in Púbol
  • a 1-to-1 nutritional consultation with Jilly
  • a 1-to-1 coaching consultation with Dave and/or Mike
  • a signed copy of Kathryn’s book “The Road Less Taken”, on women’s cycling
  • your very own Homestretch Foundation cycling kit, by Castelli
  • more pro peloton tales from Kathryn and Dave than you can shake a stick at
  • airport transfer is an optional extra (GRO or BCN)

 Not even half way...

Not even half way...