So hopefully you have heard about the new OTE Training Camp taking place in March 2017 in the cycling haven of Mallorca. From the humble beginnings of Sports Nutrition to our Performance Centre & Altitude Chamber, our new training camp venture just adds another string to the OTE bow. We do A LOT more than just sell energy gels.
So last week we packed our bike bags and jumped on the red eye flight from Leeds Bradford to Mallorca. The trip was part recce for the training camp, part out of office planning time for 2017 but also part celebration for a successful 2016. For the cyclo-cross racers in the team, this also could act a good little training block for up and coming races. Although this was much to the dismay of the rest of the team, when more ofthen than not, we found ourselves lined out behind Jack cracking on at 45kph.
We were staying in Port de Pollenca, a small costal town in the north of the island, a short ride from Alcudia harbour which will be the base for the OTE Training Camp. We set about trying out many of the local coffee stops (and ok, ice cream stops too) so we have a fair few earmarked for next March.
Mallorca as a cycling destination has a lot to offer. You have the mountains, where you can take in the epic climbs that many of the pro riders train on pre race season. You can also head south and take in many of the minor flat lanes, an easy way to clock up the miles. All this, in sunshine. For October, to be in shorts and jersey and soaking up some Vitamin D, well it sure did put a smile on our faces . We took on the infamous switch back climb of Sa Calobra, with bragging rights at stake at the top. In contrast, we also clocked up 140km during our flatter ride to San Salvador, again with bragging rights on offer for the Port de Pollenca town sign sprint (Note: Bragging rights competition not compulsory part of OTE Training Camps, we are just a VERY competitive office). No matter which way you head, the island is never short of a cracking view and a good coffee stop.
Some long hours on the bike also offered up a perfect product testing opportunity. Our new Cherry and Cocoa Nib Anytime Bar flavours were a staple in our back pockets, along with Hydro Tabs in our bottles and the odd 100mg Caffeine Rocket Fuel Gel to take the sting out of the tail end of each ride; a god send for the ascent of Sa Calobra.
We are even more excited about the OTE Training Camp next year and really hope you can join us. For all the information you need just head to the website. We have already had a fantastic response and places are being booked up all the time so don’t delay in making your enquiry.
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