Playa de Palma seen from Hotel San Diego
Doug Petty's 50th "Majorca'68"
Mallorca Cycling Groups
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Doug's Majorca '68 - International Cycle Groups started with a trip for eight club bikies in 1968. Continuing without a break, it is the longest established Cycling Group to be organised from Britain for racing, training and leisure. Majorca '68 Groups are based at
Hotel Ayron Park, Arenal, in Spring and Autumn every year.

Doug Petty

Former pro cyclist / rider manager /international team coordinator.

Ride in Mallorca in Spring and Autumn - ring Doug now!

Mallorca, the cyclist's paradise, with "Majorca'68"

Eighty thousand cyclists from all countries come to Mallorca in the spring, a major boost to the island's economy, so encouraging cycling is official government policy. Riding along the official Cycle Routes west of Arenal (40kph limit) you will meet hundreds of cyclists, the few cars treat you with respect. There is a dedicated Cycleway all along the seafront from Arenal to Palma.
Within an hour of being met at Palma airport, you can be riding along it! Racing starts in January, with major events and World class track racing in the new Palma Velodrome following. Visit the cyclist's paradise, with Majorca '68's 50+ years of experience behind you to guarantee a safe, uncomplicated break and a boost to your early season fitness.
So start your cycling year a month earlier in 2017 in the Mediterranean,
1st Feb to 3rd May, and end it a month later then usual with our famous Autumn Wind-down!

Ayron Park Hotel
Doug has an incomparable fifty-plus years of experience in supplying the needs of bikers who know Mallorca is the best place for training, racing or simply a holiday, and now he welcomes every year many cyclists from Ireland, USA, Austria, Germany, Scandinavia and Russia to this lovely and bike-friendly island. The friendly relationship with the Hotel proprietors and local cycling organisations has developed over the same period. Doug's team are all old Mallorca hands and can cope with just about every eventuality.

1991 La Conselleria de Turismo del Govern Balear award in recognition of work in promotion of InternationalCycling in Mallorca.
1993 XIII Vuelta Internacional Ciclismo veteranos award for 'Grand Colaboracion'.
2003 Lord Mayor and District of Llucmayor & Hoteliers Playa de Palma Award for Tourism & Cycling in Mallorca
Majorca'68 Hire bike
The three star Ayron Park Hotel is a base for hundreds of cyclists, from clubmen to pros to the Czech World Champs Track squad, as well as the Cycling Weekly bike testing team. Italian, Japanese and GBR sailing squads using the Mallorca Regatta to train for the Olympics also base themselves at the hotel.
The secure bike garage beneath the hotel, with repair and bike washing facilities, holds 180 bikes. Rooms are of good size and comfortable. The restaurant serves meals buffet style, enough even for cyclists! There is a well appointed bar / café and a large pool. Seafront - the famous Playa da Palma - is 60 metres away. Two great bike shops, Ciclos Quintana and Becqui's, are within walking distance. Buses, to Palma or the station, run along the seafront.

Lune RC members at the Medal Presentation

American Guy Tucker trained with Mallorca '68 for the 2009 Pan American Track Championship and was rewarded with 3 Bronze medals! Doug arranged exclusive track-time for Guy at the new PalmaVelodrome

Doug's team
Liz Spencer-Petty, RGN, IIHHT Public Relations & Admin. Member TLI-CTC-Tandem Club. Masseuse and carer to Gt Britain disabled cycling team for World Champs; Reflexologist, sports massage, member Int. Council of Holistic Therapists, Aromatherapist, now also offering Magnotherapy for your health and wellbeing. Speaks 4 languages.
Jack Calvert, many years experience in Mallorca, now a local resident.
John Farrar, 20 years with Majorca '68. Experienced racer with awards in Spanish races, twice ridden the Veterans' Tour of Mallorca. Four times assistant Team Manager, Women's Tour of Mallorca International.


Road, track, MTB racing and great Sportives to follow

Empty roads, lovely scenery, Mediterranean weather

Great Hotel, specially fitted out for bikes and bikies A
..And last but by no means least, the staff of Ayron Park Hotel, many of whom are or were top class cyclists
and officials in cycle sport. They will make your stay in Mallorca a very pleasant and happy one.