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Dartmoor Cycling Camp

21/09/2015 - Bellever Youth Hostel, Dartmoor - Training Camp

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Dartmoor Cycle Training Camp - 21st-27th September 2015

Dartmoor Cycling Camps - 2015
Our Dartmoor Cycling Camps offer you a unique opportunity to take your cycling to a whole new level. Specifically designed with the Sportive cycling enthusiast in mind, our training programme adopts a holistic approach, with structured training rides, skills sessions & seminars covering the complete range of subjects essential to sportive & endurance based cycling. When you leave the camp you will have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills necessary for you to properly prepare and train for all your cycling events, maximising the opportunity for you to achieve your true potential.

Our one-week, residential, training camps run from two locations. Bellever Youth Hostel, nestled right in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, and Sherrill Farm Holiday Cottages, at Milton Abbot, near Tavistock, on the western fringe of Dartmoor.

These road-cycle training camps are organised and run by local cycling specialists, all of whom share a passion for cycling and have an intimate knowledge of the roads in and around Dartmoor National Park. The training schedule that we put together for you is not just guided rides on Dartmoor, it is a well crafted week of progressive cycle training that will cover all of the key elements of road cycling. 

We pride ourselves in the fact that our dedicated instructors are residential on each course so they are always accessible for you to consult with.  Even before you arrive we will be available to answer questions and provide you with support and advice in your preparations for your camp. At the start of your course you will complete a cycle-fitness assessment and private consultation with our cycle coach. We will then recommend which of our ability groups you should join to ensure that you receive the best standard of training that will be consistent with your ability and training objectives.

During the day, each group will complete a structured training ride. Before you commence your ride you will receive a clear briefing on your 'training objectives' for that session. The distance and intensity of the daily rides will vary between groups and dependent on fatigue levels within the groups. Some rides will be short but high-intensity whilst others will be longer, endurance based rides that are lower intensity. All our rides are supported by two ride leaders, mechanic, medic, and a recovery vehicle. Energy drinks & snacks will also be supplied for all rides. 

On your return you will receive a recovery drink, and after you have showered and changed you will have a post-ride recovery session, essential to facilitate muscle recovery in preparation for your next day's ride. During this time you will have the opportunity to reflect on what you have learnt and ask any questions you may have. There is also an optional Sports & Remedial Massage service available every day should you require.

We have a resident mechanic and cycle fitter to ensure your bike is correctly set up for you and working properly at all times. There is also a dedicated cycle storage barn where you can clean, maintain and securely store your bike(s) We supply all the tools and kit for you to be able to do this. Our bike mechanic is always on hand to help with any repairs. We carry a small stock of essential items which can be purchased if required.

Each evening, after a 3 course evening meal, we run a series of training seminars, details of which can be viewed under the training schedule.

Your last big ride with us will be our 'Sportive Experience', where you will be able to put in to practice all of the skills you have learnt over the week. After this ride we will treat you to an evening meal out at a traditional Dartmoor Inn.

On the final day of the camp, all groups go out together for a relaxed social ride, and a traditional Dartmoor Cream Tea before course dispersal.

The Dartmoor Cycling Camps have been specifically designed around the Sportive cyclist, looking to build their bike skills & personal fitness. Our courses are all-inclusive, one-week, residential 'boot camps' that runs from Bellever Youth Hostel, nestled right in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.

This unique training package is a collaboration between Just Events Ltd, Elite Velo, Ride Cycle Fitting, and Total Fitness & Health. We provide a structured week of progressive cycle training that is custom tailored for each group.

During the week you will cover all of the key elements of road cycling through training rides and coaching sessions and seminars.

Your week will begin with a fitness assessment ride and private consultation with your training coach, you will then be organised in to small ride groups, enabling you to ride with fellow cyclists who share your aims and abilities.

Each day, the ride groups will complete a structured training ride, with each days ride tailored to meet the needs of the group. Each ride will be designed to achieve specific learning objectives and the ride leaders will be there to coach and support you. At the end of each ride you will have the opportunity to take part in post-ride recovery sessions, essential for any effective training.

A schedule of the week's training programme is available on our website.

What is Included?

  • Six nights accommodation at the Dartmoor Youth Hostel (Bellever)
  • Full Breakfast and 3 course evening meals at the Youth Hostel
  • Personal Fitness Assessment with a Cycle Coach
  • Private Consultation with Cycle Coach
  • Daily training rides on roads in and around Dartmoor National Park
  • High 5 Energy Products (Drink, Gels, Bars, & Recovery)
  • Light snacks for eating during your ride
  • Support Vehicle on all rides
  • Daily Post-Ride Recover Sessions
  • Bike Maintenance facilities & Mechanical Support
  • Daily training seminars (Evenings)
  • Group Evening Meal out (Saturday Evening)
  • Training staff on hand 24/7 for help and support
  • Training Camp T-Shirt

How Much does it Cost?

The price for this residential cycle training camp is £595. We are limited to 30 places and these will be allocated on a strictly first-come-first-served basis. To reserve your place we require a deposit of £195.

How do I sign up?

All you need do to start the sign-up process is complete the SIGN UP form on our website. If you have any questions just drop us an email or give us a call and we will be happy to discucss things with you. 

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Bellever Youth Hostel
Address Line 2 Postbridge
Town Dartmoor
County Devon
Postcode PL20 6TU
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Just Events Ltd
Email Email Hidden
Phone 07764 793122
Address Line 1 2
Address Line 2 Margaret Road
Town East Ogwell
County Devon
Postcode TQ12 6AE

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