Whether you’re heading to Europe in 2017, training for a Gran Fondo or competing in an upcoming event such as Bicycle Network’s Peaks Challenge Series or Audax Alpine Classic or even if you just want to gain new training techniques and information, our Bright cycle training camp held around Bright will be of benefit. Our 2 night, 3-day camp takes place just 10min outside of Bright on the banks of the Ovens River at the foot of Mount Buffalo National Park, it is the ideal base from which to explore the region.
Independent arrival at accommodation from 2pm. For those who arrive early we will have a short warm-up ride departing at 3-4.30pm. This will be followed by a cycle specific recovery stretch session at 5-6pm. Evening seminar focused on performance nutrition and group dinner will complete Day 1. Meals: Dinner
Following an early breakfast we depart for our second ride. Today we head out for an 110km loop ride departing and returning to our accommodation. The ride will follow Stage 2 of the Tour of Bright and include The Rosewhite Gap Hill Climb (profile by cyclingprofiles.com.au); and Tawonga Gap Climb (profile by cyclingprofiles.com.au). Upon our return, you can relax in the picturesque surrounds of our accommodation or take part in a stretch session before a group dinner. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Following an early breakfast we depart for our final ride, to Mt Buffalo (profile by cyclingprofiles.com.au). We have organised a late check out of 2pm to allow you to pack and have a shower before your departure. Meals: Breakfast,
My Bright Training Camp experience by Ali Rastgou
Solo Bike Bright training camp 2015 is not something I had in mind when I took up cycling less than a year ago.
The doubt in myself, fear of climbing mountains and cycling 170km over a weekend was not setting well with me. I was nervous, anxious, but very excited at the same time. All the other riders on the team had a few years’ experience under their belt and some had already done this ride a number of times.
On Saturday we started with an early morning breakfast, the sun was already shining with a beautiful clear blue sky; the perfect cycling weather, you could not ask for a better day. The moment we left the accommodation to take the challenge, everything seemed to fall into place. The ride took us through Ovens valley, Tawonga Gap and finished in Porepunkah, back at our accommodation. It was a tough but picturesque and magnificent ride. My legs were on fire when we returned to camp, but we had a fantastic warm down with a yoga session to ease our weary bodies, followed by a delicious BBQ dinner, wine and cheese….a fantastic end to the day.
Come Sunday morning, we were off again to cycle 65km return up Mount Buffalo. Considered an “easier” ride I was feeling confident and ready to take on this challenge, more so than the day before. I surprised myself by how well I rode, and the fact it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. In actual fact, it was the perfect ride to do on the last day.
As a first timer to a weekend of cycling like this, I enjoyed it immensely and have already booked into the next camp scheduled for April 2017. Solo Bike’s organization of the event was second to none, and I highly recommend to anyone considering it.