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Eighty thousand cyclists from all countries come to Majorca in the spring, a major boost to the island's economy, so encouraging cycling is official government policy. Riding along the official Cycle Routes from Arenal (40kph limit) you will meet hundreds of cyclists, the few cars treat you with respect. There is a dedicated Cycleway all along the seafront from Arenal to Palma. Within an hour of being met at Palma airport, you can be riding along it! Racing starts in January, with major events and World class track racing in the new Palma Velodrome following. Visit the cyclist's paradise, with Majorca '68's 50+ years of experience behind you to guarantee a safe, uncomplicated break and a boost to your early season fitness. 

So start your cycling year a month earlier in the Mediterranean from February to May, and end it a month later then usual with our Autumn Wind-down!

AYRON PARK HOTEL

 

The three star Ayron Park Hotel is a base for hundreds of cyclists, from clubmen to pros to the Czech World Champs Track squad, as well as the Cycling Weekly bike testing team. Italian, Japanese and GBR sailing squads using the Majorca Regatta to train for the Olympics also base themselves at the hotel. 

The secure bike garage beneath the hotel, with repair and bike washing facilities, holds 180 bikes. Rooms are of good size and comfortable. The restaurant serves meals buffet style, enough even for cyclists! There is a well appointed bar / café and a large pool. Seafront - the famous Playa da Palma - is 60 metres away. Two great bike shops, Ciclos Quintana and Becqui's, are within walking distance. Buses, to Palma or the station, run along the seafront.

Majorca '68 Groups are based at Hotels Ayron Park Arenal, in Spring and Autumn every year. 

 

For the past 2 years we have also used The Dunas Blancas Hotel, which is 3 star and just across the road from the Ayron Park. It too has a buffet restaurant and cafe/bar area. There are also 2 outdoor pools with a terrace bar.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Majorca '68 - International Cycle Groups started with a trip for eight club bikies in 1968 with Doug Petty. Continuing without a break, it is the longest established Cycling Group to be organised from Britain for racing, training and leisure. Majorca '68 Groups are based at Hotel Ayron Park, Arenal, in Spring and Autumn every year. 

DOUG

PETTY

Doug was a pioneering proffesional road racer 40's, 50's and 60's, locking horns with famous names like Fausto Coppi and Eddy Merx, Doug was a superb climber and dedicated athlete. Few people can claim to have raced a bike as long as Doug, he still held a 1st Cat race license into his fifties! Having run Majorca '68 continuously for 50 years, he is now taking some well earned retirement cafe spins and handed over the reigns to wife's son, Hamish Graham.

Having ridden Doug's camps for the past 20 years, Hamish knows the island "like the back of his hand". As an accomplished Elite category road racer and experienced cycle tourer, he brings a current knowledge across a broad range of cycling to the fore. Hamish has now taken over the day to day running of the holidays, continuing to provide a quality service for all cyclists; from those pottering to the cafe, to those winning races.

HAMISH

GRAHAM

 

SPRING GROUP

FEBRUARY - MAY 2019 

51st  ANNUAL “MAJORCA ‘68”  INTERNATIONAL CYCLING GROUPS

4 NIGHTS MINIMUM STAY

Touring - Pottering - Training - Racing

 

Elite / sub-23 road races - Winter in Mallorca series Feb-Mar approximately 123kms. UCI licence required.

MEDAL RIDES

MAURICE WOODRUP MEMORIAL - 76kms.

TOUR OF THE 3 MONASTERIES- 143 kms.

TOUR OF THE 2 MONASTERIES - 108 kms

GRAHAM FOX LA CALOBRA & PUIG MAJOR SUPER MOUNTAIN RIDE - 165km

Come and enjoy the many kms of new cycle routes, not just narrow strips of concrete or tarmac, but very smooth wide lanes amongst tranquil pine woods, ancient farms, windmills, palm trees and almond orchards, only 10kms from our hotel

SUGGESTED ROUTES

Click here to see Majorca '68s favourite routes on Strava

a variety of rides ranging from cafe spins to big days out…

 
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INFO / BIKE HIRE

BIKE HIRE

Quality road bikes from €30 a day @ €130 per week.

Higher spec models pro rata.

Aluminium / carbon, Campagnolo / Shimano according to availability. 

There is a 50 Euros deposit payable on collection – this may be more if you select a top end model. This will be returned in full if the bike is returned in the same condition as it was when collected.

An inner tube and tyre levers are provided with each bike.

Please bring your own pedals. 

Bike hire forms are sent out with other information.

AYRON PARK HOTEL

Fully air conditioned rooms with satellite television, several lounges and bar, large outdoor pool, tennis and beautiful garden.

Breakfast and evening meal are buffet style.

Hotel Ayron Park Tariff, Feb - Nov 2018 - Half board

Twin room per person €41.00

Twin Room used as single €60.00    

Single Room €51.50    

Apartment €58.00    

Suite €51.50

Suite used as a single €70.00

All prices Euros per person per night,

This is for half board - breakfast and evening meal and include VAT

Please note Admin Fee £35.00, cheque payable on booking, covers Hotel booking, bike hire arrangements and emergency help.

We can arrange a FREE hotel transfer between the hours of ?-? (subject to availability) If you arrive outside of these hours, transport can be arranged for an additional fee or you can organise your own transport at your own cost.

BEFORE BOOKING

Before you book your flights we ask that you call/email us to check availability.

Once you have booked your flights let us have the details.

Please try to book your flights to arrive in Palma no later than 20.00 hours and departures after 09:30 hours.

 Don't forget your European Health Card! And let Hamish have your Insurance details on arrival, please, 'just in case'.

Hamish leaves for Majorca on 23rd Spetember.

After this date you can contact him via email, at the hotel  (+34 971 26 06 50) or on his UK mobile  (+44 7522 852629).

 

As you may be aware most airlines are now charging for each bike you take on board, this is on the increase which is why I have arranged a great, no hassle bike hire scheme especially for Majorca '68 riders. Hotel payment on arrival. Credit Cards accepted.

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TESTIMONIALS

Just a quick note to say thanks for organising everything for our holiday last week, it was brilliant. The bikes were fantastic, Doug is such a lovely man so helpful and caring and without him we would have floundered wondering where to go, how to hire bikes etc. etc. Majorca68 is a great experience and we will be back, maybe even this year! Thanks so much. 

Michelle, John, Jan and Mike 

We would like you to let Liz know we had a fantastic holiday and that with Doug's help during the holiday from the time that the taxi was organised to collect us from the airport to the time the taxi picked us up to return us to the airport. The nuggets of knowledge and experienced passed on to us prepared us well for our time traveling around the island. The help sorting out the bikes at the bike shop. The bikes were fantastic and the service excellent please pass on our thanks. The medal presentation and certificates he presented at breakfast made us feel very special even if we had got a little lost when we earned them. Last but not least the early breakfast that was organised on the morning of our flight back was a little icing on the cake and prepared us well for our return trip to the UK.

Mike and Jan

Two of us flew Easyjet from cold and rainy Liverpool to Palma, early flight on Jan 31st. As we came to the airport exit we started to worry about phoning the hotel to arrange pick-up; but Doug was already waiting with a van and two American visitors who had just flown in from Chicago (zero degrees - fahrenheit!) via Madrid. The van drove into the hotel basement; our Wilier bikes were there too, so we dumped our bags and were on the road by lunchtime, to Cap Blanc and back - 40 kms in the sun. The food in the hotel is good and you can eat as much as you want. There were several sets of tables occupied by cyclists, we could have gone out with riders ranging anywhere from Pro to pensioners. The atmosphere in the hotel is very relaxed, most of the staff are family members and many ride bikes. Next stop was the cash machine just across the street, it works in English luckily, I used my ordinary Visa debit card - no problem. We visited Ciclos Quintana in the evening for Spanish cycle clothing!
Next day there was an organised trip by public transport 'bendybus' to Palma to watch the opening race of the Vuelta on a short circuit on the seafront, but we decided to go by bike. The 7 kms to Palma is all possible on cycle tracks. After the race we headed north west and did a loop over the Coll de Sa Creu, climbing in warm sun, to Esporles and S' Esgleieta, then back to Palma. On Monday the general destination was Bunyola to watch the Tour, but in practice several groups formed and did more or less miles according to fitness and ambition. The weather was cool the rest of the week, though to put it into perspective, there was almond blossom everywhere, oranges and lemons on the trees, and broad beans were flowering in the fields. In England it rained solid for three days, we tried not to gloat. The rest of the week followed the same informal pattern, with many cafe stops and increasing fitness. We took our bikes back on Friday evening, were taken to the airport early on Saturday, and (putting watches back one hour) were back in Liverpool before lunch"

Pete

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