If you do only one cycling holiday in your life, let this be it. Hailed as a 'life changing' (really!) experience in 2015, we're proud to run SUF Camp from the 12th to the 18th of June 2016.
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 as a Sufferlandrian National Team member. Once again, the UCI World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland – global headquarters for the UCI and the destination for elite national teams – exclusively opens their doors to us. 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 16 spots on SUF Camp (Update: Only 5 spots left!), and riders of all levels and ages are welcome. You don't need to race or be competitive to attend - you just need to love bikes and want to become a better rider. Our unique Fitness+Knowledge+Skills+Insights format means you're going to leave not just a fitter rider, but a better rider. I’d love for you to be there with me, Coach Neal Henderson, your fellow Sufferlandrians and the team from the UCI. Hurry – there are limited spots available on this amazing, luxury camp.
– David McQuillen, Sufferfest Founder & Chief Suffering Officer
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.
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). Did we mention the exclusive visit with a World Tour Team at the Tour of Switzerland? Oh, that's going to be pretty special.
You're going to have access to the best. And we mean it. 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 notably coached Evelyn Stevens and Rohan Dennis to World Hour Records (and Rohan to a Tour de France Yellow jersey). 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. Sufferfest CEO David McQuillen will be your host for the entire week and you'll receive brilliant on-the-road support and guides. You deserve nothing less.
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 national team kit, casual wear and accessories. All road rides will be fully supported by the exceptional team at Grand Tours Project. UCI executives will be eager to meet you. Great accommodation and evening meals will comfort you as you learn about the inner workings of our sport from cycling insiders.
This is your chance to live, breathe and eat cycling. We’re still working on the final schedule, but the details below give you an idea of the amazing experience we’ve prepared for you.
FRIDAY Tour of Switzerland VIP visit with World Tour Team
This is truly going to be a mind-blowing day and something even Grunter von Agony will never forget.
This will be one of the most enjoyable weeks of your life. Riders of all fitness levels and ages are welcome. (Most riders are in their 50s and do not race - they just love to ride.) SUF Camp costs $4,950 USD and you can reserve your spot with a deposit of $750.
Have any questions? Then please send me an email - David@TheSufferfest.com
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