A week of group riding with new-found friends on the OTE Training Camp helps Darren restore His riding skills, fitness and confidence following a bike accident.
“I needed to get my confidence back after a serious crash the previous summer, so I decided to throw myself into a week of riding on the OTE Training Camp in Mallorca. I was also keen to get my new bike out on some proper roads instead of the potholed terrain we have to ride on during the UK winter.”
“The OTE Training Camp appealed to me as a value-for-money cycling holiday, where I could meet like-minded people. My highlights were the people and the hotel; quality food, nice rooms and the power shower in my bathroom was awesome after a long day in the saddle.”
“After the OTE Training Camp in Mallorca my confidence is way above where it was before my crash. Some lost skills were also restored on the training camp, such as descending and group riding.”
“My training rides are now significantly faster and I’ve lost all the “blubber” I put on during my accident rehab. I’m now competing in time trials. I’m regularly finishing within the top five every week – and am always the fastest on a “standard” road bike, even beating many on proper TT machines.”
“You make a lot of friends – and you get to embarrass yourself in front of these new friends (Karaoke). The OTE Training Camp in Mallorca gives you a benchmark of exactly how strong your riding is, which you can then build on.”