It’s not often you get the chance to ride out with an Olympic cycling gold medalist – but Bluestone National Park Resort in west Wales has teamed up British road and track star Geraint Thomas, who will lead a training camp at the five-star resort later this year.
The Team Sky pro, part of Great Britain’s Olympic gold medal winning team pursuit quartet at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, will lead riders through the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside, as well as offering personal advice and guidance.
The training camp, which will take place between Friday September 30 and Monday October 3, costs £275 per person based on two cyclists sharing a two-bedroom lodge . The weekend will include two ride-outs of between three and five hours with Thomas and a nutrition workshop from CNP Professional, official nutrition providers to Team GB and Team Sky.
“I’m looking forward to having an opportunity to work with other cyclists and to pass on any advice I can, as well as riding-out with cyclists of all abilities during the training camp at Bluestone,” said Thomas, who wore the white jersey during the 2010 Tour de France.
“It’s not often I get to take part in such an activity and having the spectacular cycle routes around the Pembrokeshire National Park to look forward to, as well as staying at Bluestone, should provide a great opportunity.”
Bluestone, in the heart of Pembrokeshire National Park, will provide a base for the camp with its luxury lodge accommodation and array of facilities, including the Well Spa, where cyclists will be able to undergo relaxing treatments or chill-out in the thermal suite after a hard day’s ride.
Riders will also have the chance to spend time with Thomas at social events in the evenings and at presentations on cycling and training, as well as enjoying the restaurants and other facilities at Bluestone, available separately, which include the Steep Ravine climbing park, Blue Lagoon water park, laser clay shooting and archery.
The cost of the camp includes five-star accommodation, lunch, spa thermal room entry, two ride-outs and a Sunday lunch prize presentation.
Bluestone head of marketing Yvonne Buckingham said: “The training camp is a great way for cyclists of all abilities to train and ride-out with a world-class cyclist such as Geraint and to gain advice and encouragement from an Olympic gold medalist, which isn’t something you have the chance to do everyday.
“Combine the training camp with the five-star Bluestone Resort and it’ll be a great weekend for those taking part.”
To book your place or for more information, head to the Bluestone website or call 01834 862 400.