Mallorca 2016 Training Camp & Bike Tour

Ciao a tutti.

We are pleased to release our latest Trip organised with Vivavelo.

Our Mallorca cycling training camps, taking place between 16th March – 21st March inclusive, are now open for booking and you can check out our brochure at here.

For more information contact us at store@saddledrunk.com.

Mallorca, with its stunning scenery and the potential for warm weather early season riding has become a Mecca for cyclists both amateur and professional. 

Flights + bike transportation could also be arranged at extra cost.

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year from the SD Team.

 

 

 

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year

Buongiorno a tutti,

We hope that you have received your well deserved presents & gifts from Santa,Friends & Family.

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all our customers, friends and business partners for the 2015.

We look forward to see you in 2016 for more time spent on the Saddle.More "Intoxicated with the Freedom of Cycling".

Get ready to be more SaddleDrunk than ever.

Have a good day,you can indulge today and spent time with family.

SD TEAM.

 

 

SD new kit supplier for Border Triathletes

We are pleased to announce today that SD has become the new Kit Supplier for the Border Triathletes.

The SD Team with Rhoda McPherson has finalised and designed an amazing kit to delivered to their members.

The members will benefit the hand tailored and made in Italy high end quality Triathlon clothing.

They will be able to perform to their top and feeling the Italian Passion.

We,at SD Team wish all the best to our friend in Scotland.

Merry Xmas.

SD TEAM.

Sunday Lazy Afternoon Reading

We are pleased to have Alex Jones writing to us about his latest experience. This prominent and emerging young guy has an amazing spirit and extraordinary power in his legs.

 Alex first from the right wearing Sigma Sport Colours

Alex first from the right wearing Sigma Sport Colours

GB Track Training camp

Last month I prepared for my first International para track meeting, hosted by British Cycling at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. I had been really excited to be invited up a couple of weeks before by the Great Britain Cycling Team coaches to work on the 4k Pursuit (as an endurance rider) for a couple of days.  Spending each day on the track one to one was amazing as I learned so much in a short time.  I was able to record all my time splits and practice technique with world class coaching and having a specific target race gave me real focus for the event. I was also able to have my regular check in with the GB physiotherapist to catch up on how my physio programme was going and to see the effects of my exercises on my flexibility, which was really noticable.  

On my second afternoon of training I went back into the velodrome after lunch to see two other riders and their coach getting ready to share the track -  it was none other than Mark Cavendish and Ed Clancy, both really relaxed and friendly. We chatted in between our efforts and the three of us rode the boards for the rest of the afternoon whilst I tried to decide if I was hallucinating or not through the tiredness!  Great experiences happen when you are least expecting them.

First International Medal!

Soon I was back up in Manchester for the Track International and warming up alongside experienced riders from all over the world from as far as the USA, Japan and South Africa to Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands; and of course the GB team. Being the youngest I knew I had some big challenges in front of me but I tried to remain calm and remember what I had practiced.  In the pursuit qualifying round I managed to make the top 4 into the finals later in the day. I wondered if I could put in that performance again but was determined to do everything I could to beat my opponent, a South African top 10 ranked rider.  I had my GB coach walking the line and as the race started I had to resist the temptation to push on too fast as the other guy pulled away by a couple of seconds and then widened the gap.  I remembered what my target lap times were and as the race went on I was feeling good but the other rider started to tire. His pace slowed and as we got to the last kilometre I was well up and nearly caught him at the finish for the bronze medal.  Performing in competition I had knocked over 9 seconds off my pb in training and felt on top of the world standing on the podium having won my first International medal, and very grateful for all the support I had getting me there.  I also reached the finals in the team sprint, and raced the Kilo and scratch race over the weekend, it was a fantastic and brilliantly organised event, and thank you BC and my coach Andy for getting me race ready. Next up, my long awaited rest period and a chance to look at the race calendar for 2016!

Thank you Alex,Merry Xmas to your and your family from SD TEAM.

 

LONDON 2 PARIS 2016

As promised we are back for our famous ride.THE L2P "SADDLEDRUNK" RIDE.

 Enjoying an Ice Cream in Isle St.Louis

Enjoying an Ice Cream in Isle St.Louis

Please find the following links to our 24 Hour London to Paris Challenge.  I would suggest the following dates:

1.       June 10rd- 12th 

24 hour ride from London to Paris taking place over a weekend totalling approximately 180 miles (288 Km) and 7,500 feet (2,300M) of ascent with an overnight stay in Paris before returning via Eurostar to London.  Participants will ride the classic London to Brighton route then on to Newhaven where they will catch a ferry to Dieppe before continuing on to Paris.  Participant bikes will be brought back to London by Viva Velo

Ability level: Commuter cyclists and upwards.

 Loving is Caring.

Loving is Caring.

Leave London Friday lunchtime and arrive back London Sunday.

VIVA VELO will  provide:

  • 2 x Ride Captains (at least one to be First Aid qualified)                                                                    
  • 1 x Driver/Mechanic to accompany the group
  • Support Vehicle to provide mechanical and emergency assistance as required
  • Baggage transfer from UK to France
  • Bike return from Paris to London
  • Hotel 3 star (twin/double occupancy) on B&B basis
  • Ferry outbound including private cabin(twin occupancy)
  • Eurostar
  • Special Edition SaddleDrunk Jersey 

For any further details please contact staff at VIVAVELO or email at store@saddledrunk.com.

All of us here at SD Team wish you Merry Xmas.

SD Team

 Stretching at the Station.

Stretching at the Station.