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Rpm90 - Urbanfit Cycling
2012

Morzine Vallee D’Aulps Cyclosportive

3 nights (arrive Thursday evening - depart Sunday evening)

Come and ride a superb Alpine Sportive with two distances to choose from. Both events will depart from Morzine and will involve climbing many challenging local climbs before finishing at Lake Montriond.

160km - 100 Miles with 3650m of ascent including the 'Col de Joux Plane'.

110km - 69 Miles with 2680m of ascent including the 'Col de L Encrenaz'.

You will benefit from 2 days of supported riding to acclimatize to the mountains before tackling the sportive on your final day.

You will enjoy 3 nights in our luxury Chalet Accommodation including 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast.

Alpine Cycling
Alpine Cycling
Alpine Cycling

CONTACT

Email enquiries@urbanfit.co.uk
for any more information
or telephone 01273 858709

Introduction to Alpine
Riding - 7 Nights

Alpine riding basics for the first timer or for those wishing to gain more confidence in the high mountains.

The week will start out nice and steady, we will talk about clothing and group riding in the mountains after breakfast before we head out on the first ride.

During your stay there will be workshops on all aspects of riding and fitness/strength training, these are informal and we encourage audience participation!

As the week progresses the rides will gradually get a little harder as you gain experience and confidence. The aim for the last ride will be to take on the Col de Joux Plane; 11.7 km long with an average percentage of 8.5% and a maximum gradient of 10%. The views of the Mont Blanc Massive from the top are breathtaking.

Whilst in Morzine it is worth taking the opportunity to do some other activities, check out the Important Information page for more details.

Tour de France Week

Arrive on the Saturday, if there is time maybe a quick spin can be done to loosen the legs after the journey.

The week will start with a steady ride over some smaller passes, getting everyone tuned into riding on the wrong side of the road and adjusting to the altitude.
 
Wednesday will be a day out to watch some of Stage 10, Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. After traveling in our vehicles to a spot closer to the stage we will ride out to watch the riders attacking the Col du Grand Columbier, and hopefully attacking each other too!

By the end of the week we will have a few km’s under our tyres and will have ticked off some big climbs like the Colombière (1613m), Saisies (1657m), Ramaz (1610m), Joux Plane (1700m).

We aim to stop only briefly to regroup occasionally and to refuel from the support vehicle; this week is all about ride quality.

Every evening there will be workshops on aspects that effect your riding e.g. flexibility, strength training, nutritional considerations and lifestyle.
Return home on Saturday with tired legs, silly tan lines and some swag from the Tour!

 

Cycling Performance Week

This week is all about improving performance but from a deeper holistic analysis . URBANFIT AND PURESCAPES JOIN TOGETHER FOR THIS WEEK TO look at all aspects of your training and lifestyle AND give you further knowledge to be an all round better AND HEALTHEIR cyclist.

Everyday we will be riding over some of the stunning Cols in the area, these are steeped in Tour de France history and have been the stage for the Landis’ 2006 ‘Comeback’ ride on the Col de Joux Plane; Lances 2000 explosion on the same climb and Richard Virenque blowing the peleton off his wheel into Morzine in 2003 to name a few in recent history. 

Each rider will benefit from

  • Full Individual Assessment and Strength Program
  • Yoga sessions 
  • Nutritional workshops and advice on eating 'clean' food
  • Specific fitness for cyclists workshop
  • Functional Fitness workshop
  • Massages

We will be giving ourselves the optimum in nutrition throughout the week with our menus being composed of Organic and locally sourced food and drink

All rides benefit from our support vehicle carrying spares, nutritional snacks and additional clothing- a must in the mountain environment. Riders will need a good base level of fitness as days in the saddle can be quite long in the mountains.

One day during the week we will take a day off of the bikes and hike in the surrounding mountains, maybe seeing some Marmottes or Ibex if we’re lucky.

Upon your journey home our hope is that you will be suitably tired but ultimately empowered with the knowledge and confidence that you can achieve your potential as a bike rider and as a person.