TT SA CALOBRA
The TT Sa Calobra weekend is an event run by Marsh-Mallows – all the profits from the event will go to a children’s Cancer Charity here in Mallorca ASPANOB – In 2016 we raised over 10,000€ for the charity – see TT BLOG
We are currently in the planning process for the 2017 TT Sa Calobra Weekend
The plan is to offer 2 days of cycling at the end of September 2017
Guests will get the opportunity to enjoy the company of some professional riders, cycling industry experts and leading sports pundits – mainly from the UK.
Our group for the 2 days will be restricted to 15 guests, you will need to be relatively fit and experienced, but 67kgs is not a prerequisite. Entry will include fully supported cycling and evening hospitality with our sports guests. Our aim is to raise 20,000€ through a somewhat unique cycling experience.
Through our relationship with “One Pro Cycling”, we are building a list of professional riders who will be on the road & racing up Sa Calobra at the same time as us mere mortals.
Location & General Information
Our base for the weekend is the stunning natural harbour of Port de Soller on the island of Mallorca. The majority of those who have travelled from overseas to enter the Sa Calobra TT will be staying here.
Itinerary – as it stands
- Registration and welcome drinks
Saturday TBC – West Ride
- 9am cyclists depart – 95km 1500m (9am-2.30pm)
- 4:30-7:30pm post ride dinner in Bunyola
Sunday TBC – TT Sa Calobra Day
- 8am coaches depart to the Coll de Reis
- 9:30am TT Sa Calobra Starts
- 11:30am riders depart on an 80km (700m vertical) ride back to Port de Soller
- 2:30pm post ride presentation in Bunyola
- 3:40pm after party kicks in
Sa Calobra Time Trial
It is one thing to ride the same roads as the professionals….. to ride the same bike as the professionals….
to wear the same clothes as the professionals….. to compare your performance to the professionals.
But to ride in the same race as the professionals…. at the same time at the professionals…. that is something different.
The Sa Calobra Time Trial allows you to genuinely compare your time with the pros on the day and appreciate the speed they race up Mallorca’s most feared climb. Pacing yourself over the 9.4km is vital when posting a respectable time – it’s You, Your Mind & the Clock
A few snippets of information to give you a feel of the TT day…..
A coach and bike shuttle service will transport the bikes and riders from Port de Soller to the top of Sa Calobra (Coll de Reis)
Riders are also able to bring a day bag – they will be reunited with the day bag at the top of Sa Calobra & then back in Port de Soller after the ride.
The TT – cyclists will be released every 30 seconds by the sea at the bottom of Sa Calobra at randomly generated start times – The Professionals’ start times will be spread over the field.
The finishing line is under the bridge here the road loops round in a full 360 degrees
The fastest male and female rider will occupy the hot seats at the cafe at the finish line.
All participants will enjoy local food and drink at the top as they watch their fellow competitors drag themselves over the finish line.
Once the formalities are concluded, you then ride the 80km (700m vertical) in 3 groups, back to Port de Soller via Selva, Bunyola and then over the Coll de Soller.
Sa Calobra is without doubt, the most feared climb on the island and a must do for many cyclists. The route is 10km of tarmac draped on the side of a mountain. The 26 hairpin turns, climb 668meters from sea level, at an average 7.1% gradient. The final hairpin is so extreme it does a full 360 turn and heads back over itself.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are up for the challenge – quoting Sa Calobra TT