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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.
Former pro cyclist / rider manager /international
Ride in Mallorca in Spring and Autumn - ring
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 40+ years of experience behind you to guarantee
a safe, uncomplicated break and a boost to your early season
So start your cycling year a month
earlier in the Mediterranean,
end it a month later then usual with our famous Autumn Wind-down!
Ayron Park Hotel
has an incomparable forty-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
2003 Lord Mayor and District of Llucmayor & Hoteliers Playa
de Palma Award for Tourism & Cycling in Mallorca.
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 de 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. There is
a cashpoint here as well.
Lune RC members
at the Medal Presentation |
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
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.
track, MTB racing and great Sportives to follow
lovely scenery, Mediterranean weather |
specially fitted out for bikes and bikies
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.