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THE ULTIMATE CYCLING INSIDER CAMP. SUFCAMP 6-12 AUGUST 2017

If you do only one cycling holiday in your life, let this be it. Hailed as a 'life changing' (really!) experience by our SUFCamp Alumni, we're proud to run SUF Camp - the camp for those who LOVE cycling - from the 6th to the 12th of August 2017.

The fantasy of riding as part of a National Team is one we have all had, and we're making it a reality for you. Once again, we're at the UCI World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland. This experience is normally only available to riders sent by their national federations – but the UCI is making a very special exception for us.

We have just 18 spots on SUF Camp (Update: Only 2 spots left!), and riders of all levels and ages are welcome. This camp is NOT geared at serious racing cyclists. You just need to love bikes and want to become a better rider. SUFCamp is brought to you by The Sufferfest, The UCI, Wattbike, Apex Coaching and Grand Tours Project.


WHY THIS IS ONCE IN A LIFETIME

THE UCI WORLD CYCLING CENTRE IS OUR BASE
Located in the headquarters of the sport’s governing body, this is where the world’s National Cycling Teams and most promising talents come to train and learn. And so it’s only right that we’re there, too. The UCI World Cycling Center, in the Lake Geneva region town of Aigle, Switzerland is our base. Chris Froome, amongst other, trained here, the velodrome is where a world hour record was set, there is a world-cup cyclo-cross circuit and the BMX track is a replica of Rio 2016. As you mix with the other athletes from around the world who are training for world and Olympic championships, look around: countless roads lead into the hills, mountains, down valleys and along rivers. It’s cycling paradise.
 
 
IT'S ABOUT RIDING, LEARNING AND HAVING FUN

Most camps are just about getting kilometers in legs. This is so much more. Our programme will not only get you fitter, but will make you a BETTER cyclist. We’ll be busy. Every day has four pillars: Fitness (endurance rides), Knowledge (classroom sessions), Skills (Track, BMX, Team Time Trial and other on-bike practice) and Insights (exclusive, gourmet dinners and vineyard visits with cycling insiders from the UCI and beyond). You'll truly feel at the centre of the cycling world as you meet with the exectutives who run the sport, (ex)pros who achieved glory on the biggest stage and aspiring riders who strive for victory.

 

 
IT'S ACCESS TO THE ELITE OF WORLD CYCLING

Find yourself surrounded by the elite of cycling. Your Sufferlandrian National Team coach is Sir Neal Henderson, KoS. Founder of APEX Coaching and a coach with both the US National Team and BMC Pro Racing, Neal's athletes hold Olympic, World and National championships, Tour de France Yellow Jerseys and World Hour Records. He's badass. You’ll also have access to UCI World Cycling Center coaches from Road, Track, BMX and Cyclocross as well as the team of elite mechanics in the World Cycling Centre Service Course. Current and former pro cyclists, riders-in-residence and UCI Executive managers will join you for rides and meals to share their experiences with you. Sufferfest CEO David McQuillen will be your host. You deserve nothing less.

 

 
YOU'RE A STAR. TIME TO GET TREATED LIKE ONE

This is the pro experience you deserve. Not only will you have world-class coaches at your beck-and-call, but you’ll be given exclusive national team kit, casual wear and accessories. All road rides will be fully supported by the exceptional team at Grand Tours Project. Great accommodation and evening meals will comfort you as you learn about the inner workings of our sport from cycling insiders.

 


THE SCHEDULE

This is your chance to live, breathe and eat cycling. The schedule for 2017 will be similar to the one we've so successfully run in the past. We’re still working on the final line up, but the details below give you an idea of the amazing experience we’re prepared for you.

SUNDAY

  • Arrival: You make your way by train to Aigle from whatever airport you fly into (we recommend Geneva – not least because the airport code is GVA).
  • Provision: National Team kit, casual wear, accessories, on-bike nutrition and other surprises.
  • Freshen up ride: Depending on the time you arrive at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, you might have time for a guided ride with other members of camp.
  • Welcome dinner at local vineyard restaurant with the entire SUF National Team, Staff and UCI members.

MONDAY

  • BIKE CHECK: The UCI's team of elite mechanics will look at your bike and make sure it's ready for the week ahead.
  • FITNESS: Fitness test. We’ll undertake an FTP test on Wattbikes in the middle of the World Cycling Center Velodrome. Coach Neal Henderson may or may not have an ‘encouragement’ stick with him.
  • KNOWLEDGE: Classroom with Coach Neal: Effective training and recovery with review of Fitness Test data.
  • SKILLS: Intro to track riding on the UCI Velodrome (former home of the World Hour Record).
  • INSIGHT: Tour of the UCI World Cycling Centre and dinner at a local restaurant with cycling insiders.

TUESDAY

  • FITNESS: Road ride with riders-in-residence from the UCI World Cycling Centre. Climbing and descending skills workshop.
  • KNOWLEDGE: Review of video from descending workshop.
  • SKILLS: Introduction to Cyclo-cross on part of the Aigle Cyclo-cross World Cup course.
  • INSIGHT: Dinner at local restaurant with cycling insiders.

WEDNESDAY

  • FITNESS: Individual and Team Time Trial practice.
  • KNOWLEDGE: Preparing for major events (races, sportives, etc.).
  • SKILLS: Velodrome riding part II.
  • – Free: You’re on your own to explore the region.

THURSDAY

  • FITNESS: 4 hour EPIC mountain ride with handicapped start.
  • KNOWLEDGE: The Sports Science behind the Hour Record
  • SKILLS: Pedal stroke training with Wattbike
  • INSIGHT: Vineyard tour and dinner.

FRIDAY

This is truly going to be a mind-blowing day and something even Grunter von Agony will never forget.

  • FITNESS: Another 4 hour EPIC mountain ride with handicapped start.
  • KNOWLEDGE: Mental training for cyclists
  • SKILLS: Introduction to BMX on the Rio 2016 replica track (hey, when else in your life will you learn to ride BMX?).
  • INSIGHT: Farewell fondue in a remote mountain restaurant.

SATURDAY

  • SO SAD: Optional easy morning ride and farewell breakfast in Aigle as we all say goodbye and head back to our home countries to brag for the rest of our lives about the amazing experience we all had at SUFCamp.

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SUF CAMP IS SOLD OUT!!!!

I assure you, this will be one of the most enjoyable weeks of your life. Men and women of all fitness levels and ages are welcome. Most riders are in their late 30s to late 50s and do not race - they just love to ride. SUF Camp costs $3,999 USD. SOLD OUT! If you would like to get on the waiting list in case someone cancels, please send me an email:  David@TheSufferfest.com

 

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