Training Camps



Better Cycling will be providing a variety of training camps both at home and abroad, taking in some of the most iconic and memorable routes in UK & European cycling. Camps will be aimed at providing top class locations, giving riders the chance to experience Grand Tour Cols and make the very most of them from a fitness and training perspective too.
Head coach Mike Wilson will be on hand at all training camps to advise riders on pacing, power, heart rate, nutrition and much more!

Next training camp: Road cycling and triathlon training camps in Morzine, French Alps, 2017

Dates: Sunday 25th June 2017 to Sunday 2nd July 2017
and:  Sunday 2nd July 2017 to Sunday 9th July 2017

Cost: Packages from £550 (half board with supported guiding and coaching)

For 2017, Better Cycling, in partnership with Lifecycol are offering you a training camp to remember. Based in the traditional Savoie town of Morzine in the Northern French Alps, close to Lake Geneva and amongst some of the finest scenery the Alps have to offer.

Morzine played host to the penultimate, Queen stage of the Tour de France 2016. It is a mere 75 minute transfer from Geneva Airport, and is surrounded by iconic climbs used by the TDF, such as the infamous Col de Joux-Plane, Col de la Colombiere and the Col de la Ramaz, as well as many other lesser known, but equally as challenging cols.

Whether you ride purely for leisure or you are training for a specific event, expert advice will be on hand from Better Cycling. Head coach Mike Wilson of Better Cycling and his team will facilitate you in improving your riding and triathlon performance, concentrating on pacing, using power and heart rate strategies.

Your stay will include 6 days of fully guided and vehicle supported riding or triathlon training, led by local guides with extensive knowledge of the area. This will include basic mechanical support on the road and in the unlikely event it is required, repatriation to your chalet. Whilst riding in the mountains we pride ourselves on safety and enjoyment and will ensure that nobody is left behind.

The groups will be split as required, in order to accommodate all levels and abilities. Routes will be decided by the coaches and guides on a nightly basis as the week progresses. This enables the coaches to better tailor the riding to the needs of the individuals present and to take into account local weather conditions.

Choose from Luxury or Standard chalet accommodation, both of which include a tasty, nutritious cyclist’s breakfast, a post-ride recovery snack, beers and a three-course dinner with wine.

Something for non-cycling partners at Chalet Avenir…

Lifecycol at Chalet Avenir would like to offer an opportunity for non-cycling partners to come and experience the beauty of our alpine landscape without the need for two wheels!

Our non-cycling option includes yoga and fitness sessions with Lifecycol’s host and qualified yoga teacher and personal trainer, Amy. Also included are two relaxing, restorative massages.

Additional activities can also be arranged, such as further beauty treatments, 1:1 personal training sessions, cocktail making and cookery lessons at an additional cost (please enquire for more information and costs).

Option One (Price £550)

Standard – Chalet Chambertin

For enquiries please contact Mike or call 01524 735555 / 07889 545135.

What’s included:

  • 7 nights half board accommodation
  • 6 days guided and supported cycling with on-hand coaching
  • En-suite twin bedded rooms with two sharing
  • Sauna & outdoor hot tub
  • Large sun deck
  • Daily post-ride stretch
  • Tasty, nutritious breakfast, post-ride snack, beers and 3 course evening meal with wine
  • Retul bike fit and lactate threshold testing to be arranged with Better Cycling prior to training camp
  • Recovery massage available (at an additional cost)
  • Flights and transfers not included
  • Non-cyclists packages available at Chalet Avenir at a cost of €180 – see above for details

Option Two (Prices from €835)

Luxury – Lifecycol at Chalet Avenir

For enquiries please contact Ian on 07950 699803.

What’s included:

  • 7 nights half board accommodation
  • 6 days guided and supported cycling with on-hand coaching
  • Airport transfers including bikes
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Large sun deck with sun loungers
  • Al fresco dining (weather dependent)
  • Superior quality 2700 pocket sprung mattresses with iGel
  • Fluffy robes and slippers
  • Luxury organic Sedburgh Soap Company hand wash/lotion
  • Massages x 2 for cyclists and non-cyclists
  • Daily post-ride stretch
  • 2 x 60 minute Yoga sessions for non-cyclists
  • 2 x 60 minute fitness sessions for non-cyclists
  • Personally sourced wines from small, family run vineyards chosen to compliment meals
  • Tasty, nutritious breakfast, post-ride snack, beers and 3 course evening meal with wine
  • On-site extras for cyclists (at an additional discounted cost): Retul bike fit, lactate threshold testing
  • Further recovery massage available (at an additional cost)

Contact Mike for more information or to book your place.

Photos from previous training camps


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