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Dartmoor Cycling Camp 2016

27/05/2016 - Bellever Youth Hostel, Dartmoor - Training Camp

Rating: 95.6% based on 4 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 94.3% based on 16 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 96.667%

BeatrizPenaloza wrote:

Great course, beautiful scenery and so lucky with the weather
Thank you for all your advise: tailored and specific; @ tge same time keeping a team spirit.

Rated Event: 98.889%

MarkNowak wrote:

Awesome to see real passion and knowledge at work. Able to look after cyclists of all abilities very well. Great ethos and stunning location. Thank you.

Rated Event: 97.778%

BrianDavies wrote:

Best money I've spent for a while. Well worth the time & effort. Thanks for the experience.

Rated Event: 88.889%

DeborahSalisbury wrote:

Very well-run camp, with excellent staff. Benefitted greatly from their advice and support, learnt a lot, the scenery was amazing, and we really tested ourselves. Bellever Youth Hostel was a great location in most ways, but I found the sleeping challenging! Wonderful company in our very compact room for six, but having a snorer above me was tiring. I would gladly pay more for a room on my own.... Interested to know what options there might be for next year.

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 88.889%

SaraKirk wrote:

An exceptional week's riding that I have already recommended to others. Youth hostel facilities were basic but ticked all other boxes in terms of location/space.

Rated Event: 100.000%

PatriciaShaw wrote:

The professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff cannot be faulted. Everybody ,no matter what their cycling ability, improved during the week by a huge amount. Being assessed and grouped meant that everyone was pushed to achieve their best without ever feeling out of their depth. The Dartmoor countryside provided a challenge for everyone - different hills selected for different groups. By the end of the week we all felt that there were not many hills that we would not be able to take on! Everybody attending the camp bonded within days and the atmosphere over the entire week was one of friendliness, encouragement and a bit of banter! I would recommend Dartmoor Cycle Training Camp. Experienced or new to Road Cycling this camp will push you to achieve, and achieve you will. THANK YOU, Stewart, Paul, Mark and Roy.

Rated Event: 88.889%

MarkYoung1 wrote:

This course changed my approach to riding sportives. The rides were challenging but provided me with the skills and knowledge to ride the Dartmoor Demon with confidence.

Rated Event: 97.778%

GavinColeman wrote:

The main objective of the camp was to prepare myself for a London - Paris charity ride and general cycling improvement.
My cycling has leapt forward in levels i would never have expected, not just fitness but the following key areas; Pedalling techniques, hill climbing tactics, balance, nutrition and hydration, recovery and stretching and most effective tool, training within heart rate zones.
This combined has gave me great confidence to ride consecutive days especially important for London-Paris.
I have also now booked far longer distance sportives with considerably more climbing. this would not have happened had it not been for the training received.
I rode in my first chain gang ride with my local club and my average speed has jumped from 14.5 mph to 18.9 mph !

Rated Event: 96.667%

DebbieWenman wrote:

What a fantastic week. I learnt lots and am really glad I went. Well done to the guys who looked after us as they were all fantastic.

Thank you!

Rated Event: 96.667%

maggierolfe wrote:

Well-organised, friendly, excellent professional advice and support for a wide range of abilities.

Rated Event: 100.000%

KatieBurgess wrote:

This was a fantastic event with the whole breadth of expertise represented to provide individual guidance to would be sportivers in all areas from nutrition to bike maintenance. The range of expertise was astounding and the staff accessible and friendly. Highly recommended.

Rated Event: 100.000%

AdamDavis wrote:

Superb event. Best I have attended. Great location and really good staff who were professional and very helpful. If only all events were this good.

Rated Event: 85.556%

LizBird wrote:

All good. Highly recommended. Capable organizers and support team, Varied and interesting with lots of information. Additional accommodation option required for those unsuited to a YHA. I will re book.

Rated Event: 97.778%

SallyHough wrote:

Great week, highly recommended.

Rated Event: 94.444%

GillianOrme wrote:

Really good, friendly, knowledgeable and helpfull. Great scenery. What's not to like about it !

Rated Event: 100.000%

RuthWilliams wrote:

Dartmoor Training Camp was efficiently and professionally organized, with three groups according to ability and experience.It did just what is said it would and pitched seminars to accommodate all.
If possible perhaps offering options for alternative accommodations in a local B&B would have been more suitable for some of the participants.

Rated Event: 86.667%

DavidWood wrote:

Excellent course for cyclists wanting to get more out of riding sportives.

Rated Event: 98.889%

AndyStockbridge wrote:

A fantastic event, well organised and very well run in every way. The team were exceptionally knowledgeable, helpful and friendly providing just the right amount of support, encouragement and guidance. The whole 'week' was well structured and adapted to fit the needed of different abilities giving sufficient challenge for everyone. The structure allowed time for socializing and mixing but there was always enough to do, seminars to attend and so on. If you are looking to gain some new insight into training, build a bit of fitness, meet interesting people, do some great rides and feel supported though the whole process then this camp is for you. The only point is accommodation. Youth Hostels are, well, youth hostels and the full on communal living, bunk beds and shared rooms is not for everyone - but the food was great and if you are prepared to just get on with it......

Rated Event: 76.667%

GaryMorris wrote:

Really nice people - who will only improve as they run more of these.

I really eenjoyed and stretched myself over those "bloody" Dartmoor Hills

Rated Event: 100.000%

SusanToyne wrote:

Fantastic organisation and content, highly recommended

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