Mallorca, 23 November 2015: Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa has teamed up with David Millar to host a series of ultimate cycling weekends in April 2016, offering cycling aficionados with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend three day’s riding in Mallorca with one of Britain’s most successful professional cyclists, David Millar – former captain of the British team in the World Championships and Olympics and the only British cyclist to have won all Tour de France jerseys.
Ahead of the trip, riders will receive a customised training plan and, upon arrival, will be given their own personalised jersey and kit from Chpt III – Millar’s new high-end clothing collection created in collaboration with Italian brand Castelli. Long been regarded as a road cyclist’s paradise Mallorca attracts pro-teams and enthusiasts with its year-round warm, sunny climate, long mid-gradient climbs, well maintained roads relatively free of traffic and nutritious local cuisine.
Riders will be offered the unique chance to be treated like pros with pre-ride morning briefings and route guides, Maserati support cars and on-site mechanics to provide expert support and technical assistance throughout the trip. Post-ride, guests can take advantage of the stunning spa facilities at Jumeirah Port Soller to rest and rejuvenate before setting down to dinner with David Millar and a chance to reflect on a memorable day’s cycling.
Located on the rugged northwest coast of Mallorca and surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains, Jumeirah Port Soller is perfectly-positioned for professional and amateur cyclists alike to experience renowned climbs such as the Puig Major, Sa Calobra and Coll de Soller; while also providing a luxurious retreat with two alfresco restaurants serving freshly-prepared Mediterranean delicacies, a sumptuous Talise Spa offering post-ride revitalising massages, two swimming pools and the Barbaroja’s Kids Club for cyclists travelling with families.
The ‘David Millar Ultimate Cycling Weekends’ are priced at £3,500 per person and will take place from 7 - 11 April and 14 - 18 April 2016. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For bookings, please email email@example.com or call +34 971 637 888.
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The ‘David Millar Ultimate Cycling Experience’ includes:
- 4 night stay on a full-board basis in single occupancy accommodation
- Airport transfers
- Picnic lunch and ride refreshments
- Personalised Chpt./// kit – jersey, bib shorts and socks
- On-site mechanic for bike maintenance and technical assistance
- Secure bike storage and cleaning facilities
- Support vehicle provided by Maserati
- Pre-ride morning briefings and dinners each day with David Millar
About David Millar
David Millar was 18 years a professional road-racing cyclist, most recently with Team Garmin-Sharp, his final year racing was 2014. He is the only British cyclist to have worn all Tour de France jerseys and one of only six to have worn the yellow jersey. A stage winner in all three Grand Tours he has also worn the leader’s jersey at the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana. He has been the Captain of Team GB both for the World Championships and the Olympics and was Commonwealth Champion for Scotland as well as a multiple British National Champion.
Millar’s critically acclaimed memoir Racing Through the Dark, was shortlisted for both the 2011 William Hill Sports Book of the Year and the British Sports Book Awards.
2015 saw Millar’s second book published, The Racer, and also the launch of his new brand, Chpt.///. He is now part of the ITV commentary team for major cycling events, and is the UCI rider representative on their Technical Committee as well as keeping a prominent role in the anti-doping world. http://www.david-millar.com/
About Jumeirah Port Soller:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa crowns a cliff overlooking the Port of Soller and enjoys extensive, uninterrupted sea views on one side, and has a backdrop of the Tramuntanas – recently declared a UNESCO Heritage Site – on the other. The hotel has 121 rooms and suites, two restaurants, four bars, two swimming pools and its Talise Spa which is located in its own luxurious complex. Respecting the harmony of the landscape, the hotel is divided into eleven low-rise structures ensuring that visitors experience a truly exceptional and natural environment during their stay. www.jumeirah.com/mallorca
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
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