International Bike Weeks with Rolf Aldag, Tom Kristensen, Gunnar Asmussen, Herman "The Artist" & Lars Bak
Like a wine improves as the years pass by, so do the International Bike Weeks at Club La Santa, Lanzarote. For more than 11 consecutive years, we have staged the International Bike Weeks and of course 2011 will be no exception.
Once again we have the privilege to host the very popular International Bike Weeks at Club La Santa, where the well-known hosts, together with the Green Team cycling guides, will lead you through the wonderful and scenic volcanic landscape on Lanzarote. If you want a cycling holiday, where you can push yourself and also relax and have fun, then this is the cycling holiday for you.
We will have 3-4 different cycling groups, all lead by a host and a guide, which will go at different speeds (from 21 km/h to 30+ km/h). This means that there will be a suitable cycling group for everybody. The slowest cycling group is called Herman’s Cappucino-group and it will go 21-23 km/h. The landscape on Lanzarote is very rough, which gives the bikers lots of challenges, and only a few riders can achieve the same speed as at home.
On Lanzarote you can find lots of very challenging cycling climbs. Mainly Tabayesco and Femes – a climb out of category, which will show how well prepared you are and also test your legs. Once we cycle to the top, there will be time for a small break with refreshments. It is not unusual that the cyclists have completed about 950 km and had many great experiences and challenges after the bike weeks.
The programme also contains other activities as well as cycling. We will have the popular Pool tournament and different lectures with the guides. We finish the week with a celebration dinner in the restaurant ”La Casa”, where different prizes are handed out. Companions can participate for the price of 24 euros for a 3 course menu and ½ bottle of wine.
Rolf Aldag, one of the most famous German cyclists, has been biking professionally for 15 years (13 for T-mobile) and has completed the Tour de France 10 times winning several stages. In 2000 he was the German road biking champion, and has also won some six-day races. In 2006 Rolf got a new job as the Sports Director for the T-Mobile Team, which is now Team Columbia. Rolf will participate in a part of the bike weeks.
Herman Reichold is a German-Italian artist and is known for his abstract paintings in Germany, Lanzarote and around Europe. Herman has only been biking for around 10 years, but he is a highly respected biker – according to Rolf Aldag. Herman is the
leader of the ”Cappuccino-group” during the bike weeks.
Tom Kristensen, 8 times winner of 24 hours Le Mans (Record) – The most famous motor race in the world. Tom has been driving all kinds of racing cars with great success throughout his career. He is an experienced and all around athlete and he is a good bike rider, both on racing bike and MTB. Besides that he knows all the bike routes on Lanzarote.
Gunnar Asmussen, has been active within the bike sport more than 40 years. He has won several Nordic championships, his main achievement being an Olympic gold medal in 4000 m for teams in Mexico in 1968.
Sample Programme – The first week
09.30 Briefing: The route will be planned at the Bike Centre.
Departure (w. Green Team)
18.00 Welcome meeting and registration
09.15 “How to set up your bike correctly” – with Gunnar Asmussen
09.30 Briefing: Famara-Montaña Blanca (65-70 km)
09.30 Briefing: El Golfo (70-80 km)
18.00 Welcome meeting and registration for new guests
21.00 Pool tournament
09.15 Briefing: Tabayesco (85-130 km)
09.30 Warm up – about 25 km
11.00 Time trail: La Santa – Tinajo – La Santa (14 km)
09.30 Briefing: Femes (75-100 km)
20.00 Dinner in restaurant ”La Casa” – companions can participate for 24 euro.
09.30 Briefing: Soo-Tahiche-Montaña Blanca (70 km)
The programme is subject to changes. The final programme will be handed out at the welcome meeting where payment will also take place.
1 week (7 days): 125 euro
10 days: 150 euro
Both weeks (15 days): 175 euro
The price includes all rides, lecture, refreshments on the long rides, t-shirt, a SIS goodiebag, a LOOK bikeshirt, prizes and a weekly dinner.
Please note that if you want to rent a Club La Santa bike rather than taking your own, you will have to arrange this separately with Club La Santa UK prior to departure. The price for a bike is around 85 € per week or 18 € a day. It is advisable to book these bikes at time of booking and will be subject to availabilty
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