Since 2005, TORQ have successfully run a number of Training Camps and Mountain Biking Development weeks in the French Pyrenees and Southern Spain. These weeks have evolved since conception as we’ve learnt what people like and don’t like and now we believe we’ve got the winning formula.
Every year there are a number of one-week TORQ programmes on offer catering for every school of rider - from the weekend leisure rider right through to the competitive elite racer. Whether novice or expert, if you’re interested in improving your fitness, nutrition and technique, one of these weeks is for you.
In February we run a Training Camp in Southern Spain. This has proven so popular that we usually fill it months before we depart. This week is aimed at the keen cyclist – a rider who wants to train like a pro for a week and eat, drink and sleep cycling. All abilities are catered for, but please bear in mind that the aim of this week is to maximise the volume of training you’ll be doing. We will try to maximise the hours you spend on the bike, so it’s not for the faint hearted. TORQ structure the week’s physical attributes and lead daily seminars on a comprehensive range of fitness subjects including training theory, energy systems, performance nutrition, periodization, pedalling dynamics and sports psychology.
In May/June we run a similar week in the UK in the beautiful Shropshire/Welsh Boarders area (the home of TORQ) aimed at injecting endurance back into some over-raced legs as well as concentrating on core Mountain Biking Skills. This makes it sound a bit serious doesn’t it? Well, it’s as serious as you want to make it. As with the week in Spain, we do cater for all abilities and there will be the opportunity for guests to do as little or as much as they wish. The biggest ride of the week takes in the Snowdoinia region of North Wales by road, yet the day before you’ll be riding the sumptuous off road trails of the Long Mynd National Park – a truly amazing week.
In September, we run a Mountain Biking Development weeks in the French Pyrenees. These weeks are not as hard-core as the Spanish week and have a simple objective - to make you into a better Mountain Biker. Once again we run the seminars and you also have the opportunity to take advantage of a fitness test (optional), which will help provide insight into your personal physical strengths and weaknesses. If you were to visit TORQ, this testing would cost you £150, but on the holiday you get to do it at the hugely discounted rate of £50 – a nominal fee to cover the cost of the consumables used.
You will be professionally guided through this stunning part of France and we’ll be working with you to develop your technical skills. They’ll even tweak your bike and suspension set up to improve the way your bike handles. Our hotel in Luchon offers incredible sumptuous cuisine, so you will return from this holiday feeling refreshed and ‘alive’ if not a little tired.
And let us not forget about the breathtaking scenery. Both locations are stunning in their own unique ways. The sunshine in Andalusia is almost guaranteed and the sweeping dusty trails are fast challenging. The French Pyrenees is codenamed ‘Switchback Heaven’ and the networks of trails are vast and extensive. Suffice to say, like any fantastic holiday, you won’t want to come home – except you’ll want to rest your tired legs of course!
Of course, all of TORQ’s nutritional products are available FREE OF CHARGE throughout the holiday; so these breaks represent the perfect opportunity to trial our products, learn about how to structure your training and nutrition and develop your Mountain Biking technical skills. All this and you get to do it in a truly breathtaking and inspirational environment..
If you're interested in joining us for one of our holidays, please e-mail us at email@example.com or phone 0845 128 4312 and we will e-mail across an information pack.
A few places are still available on TORQ's winter training camp that runs from Sat 20th to Sat 27th February. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.