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