Thanks to Cycle Mallorca

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Cycle Mallorca

All sponsors of the website get a loud thank-you and here for October and beyond are Cycle Mallorca, a new company that offers cycling holidays on the island of Mallorca.

For many European cyclists Mallorca is a destination to escape the cold winter. For many more it’s a big tourist destination with a peak in the summer and but there’s grey-haired clientèle all year. It’s ideal for the cyclist as it means there’s an international airport with flights all year as well as a range of tourist accommodation. Best of all, the inland roads are ideal for cycling with plenty of variety and scenery.


The weather is a draw but Mallorca’s a cycle-friendly place with signs posted by the road at the major climbs to announce the gradient and length of the road ahead. The north-west of the island is mountainous and several passes including the Puig Major and the famous climb of Coll dels Reis, better known as Sa Calobra, a small fishing cove only accessed by one road which winds its way through the rocks and round 270° hairpin bends. It’s bound to feature one day to feature in the “Roads to Ride” series on here.

Sa Colobra

There’s also the Mallorca 312, a 312km gran fondo ride that laps the whole island. Team Sky is has training camps at altitude in Tenerife but also block books a hotel for the winter months in Mallorca too. February sees the Spanish season start with the Trofeo Majorca, a collection of one day races. But it’s the pelotons of riders from Britain, Ireland, Germany, Denmark and more that make up the big numbers.

Site sponsors Cycle Mallorca have a choice of seven villas available between January and April 2014 and Oct 2014-April 2015 with as much support as you want, from airport transfers to bike hire and more. Their idea is to choose the best places to stay and then track down high quality accommodation and, if you want, even supply good food cooked by a chef. The idea is to welcome groups although they can cater for one or two riders at a time. And as the name suggests, they don’t just specialise in Mallorca, it’s all they do. You can follow them on Twitter too: @cyclemallorca1

Why the thanks? I don’t view ads on here as a mere advert, a billboard or banner in the wind. Instead their support helps this site run. The Inner Ring is not a business but it has costs from bandwidth to photos and travel. And the sponsorship’s an extra incentive to, say, spend a lunch break reading a Court of Arbitration judgement. Better still the funding helps travel and there are plans to visit some of the Giro and Tour’s big stages, mountain and time trial to get more insight, plus hopefully a trip to Belgium next spring to sample the beer and frites crosswinds and cobbles.

So thanks again to Cycle Mallorca.

BC November 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Seconded. I am always grateful to sponsorship of this web site for the fantastic and rather different perspective the end product provides.

Best wishes to Cycle Mallorca and thank you.

Salsiccia November 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Cheers Cycle Mallorca!

Larry T. November 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm

+1

Karl Owen November 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Would be great if you can feature Sa Calobra in the roads to ride. Group of us are off to Mallorca in the new year in prep for next season.

crimson_planet November 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I”ve never taken a cycling vacation, but now I know where to go.

Ash November 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Ha, crosswinds and cobbles first, then the beer and frites right!?

Mats November 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I spent so many March-April weeks cycling on then relatively quiet Mallorcan roads during the -80’s. Went back a couple of years ago just for a week of April sun with my wife. I was completely astonished by the huge number of cyclists on some of the roads I knew. It’s indeed a special island for cyclists.

Cycle Mallorca November 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

Thanks to you all for your positive comments, we’re very glad and proud to have been sponsoring The Inner Ring. Keep looking back at our site for more routes, including both Sa Calobra and the beautiful roads I’m just back from having ridden this morning—through Biniamar to Caimari: not as challenging as Sa Calobra, but arguably as spectacular.

Dontcoast November 9, 2013 at 10:17 am

Gotta appreciate a great blog with great content, great sponsors and transparency in advertising (with insight and analysis!).
While i might never use the services myself, i now am interested in mallorca as a destination and may reccomend cycle mallorca to bike shop customers.

Thanks inrng and cycle mallorca!

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