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Get ready for the ultimate cycling weekend in Mallorca with former pro-cyclist David Millar at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa

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Get ready for the ultimate cycling weekend in Mallorca with former pro-cyclist David Millar at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa

Mallorca, 27 July 2016: Keen cyclists looking to raise their game can check-in to Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa in Mallorca for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and enjoy an ultimate cycling weekend with former pro David Millar, one of Britain’s most successful professional cyclists.

Set on a cliff overlooking the fishing village of Port Soller and surrounded by the Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the hotel enjoys an enviable location for the event which takes place from 20-24 October. Long-been regarded as a road cyclist’s paradise, enthusiasts will have the chance to spend three days tackling Mallorca’s renowned climbs such as the Puig Major, Sa Calobra and Coll de Soller while riding side-by-side with David Millar – former captain of the British team in the World Championships, the Olympics and the only British cyclist to have won all Tour de France jerseys.

Ahead of the trip, Millar has created a bespoke training block, escalating over the three days. Upon arrival, riders will be given their own personalised jersey and kit from Chpt./// – Millar’s new high-end clothing collection created in collaboration with Italian brand Castelli. They will also be able to access the private Jumeirah Strava account, allowing them to keep a record of their performance and compete with fellow guests.

During the weekend, riders will be treated like pros and undergo pre-ride morning briefings complete with route guides. Maserati support cars and on-site mechanics will provide expert support and technical assistance throughout the trip.

Post-ride, guests can take advantage of the stunning spa facilities at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa and enjoy a revitalising massage before settling down to dinner with David Millar to reflect on a memorable day’s cycling.

For guests who are unable to make the ultimate cycling weekends with David Millar, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa has also partnered with the leading Mallorcan pro-cyclist Joan Horrach to run cycling tours throughout the season as part of the ‘Unique Experiences’ programme.

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. The hotel also provides a luxurious retreat with two alfresco restaurants serving freshly-prepared Mediterranean delicacies, a sumptuous Talise Spa, two swimming pools, and the Barbaroja’s Kids Club for cyclists travelling with families.

The next ‘David Millar Ultimate Cycling Weekend’ will take place from 20-24 October 2016, priced at £3,500 per person. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For bookings, please email jpsreservations@jumeirah.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
  • One complimentary 60-minute recovery massage experience at Talise Spa

About David Millar:

For 18 years David Millar was 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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Daisy Christie 
The Communication Group
10 Bloomsbury Way, London
WC1A 2SL Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7630 1411
Email: dchristie@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk

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