Girona Useful Info

Getting there

There are flights from all major UK airports to Girona on Friday 11 October:

Leeds/Bradford – Ryanair

Manchester – Jet2

Birmingham – Ryanair

Stansted – Ryanair & Jet2

Transfers

Transfers for you and your bikes are included in the camp. Nearer the time you will be asked for your flight number and notified of your transfer time both from and to the airport.

Bikes

Bring your best bike! No need for mudguards or winter bikes. Girona offers beautifully smooth roads and a perfect opportunity to enjoy riding your favourite steed. There are plenty of bike box hire companies but we advise you book this in advance and don’t leave it until the last minute. March is a popular time for travelling with a bike. Book your bike onto your flight using the ‘Bicycle’ or ‘Sports equipment’ function.

It is important your bike is in good working order before you fly, so if your gears aren’t shifting or your bottom bracket is creaking, please ensure you visit your local mechanic in advance of the training camp.

Bike Hire

Please book your bike in advance. The earlier you secure your hire bike, the best choice you are offered. We recommend Girona Cycle Centre who are located near the hotel. Check your hire bike comes with pedals to match your shoes or if you need to bring pedals of your own.

Clothing and equipment

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best! Although we expect sun, Girona can be cold especially as the sun begins to fall and we descend off the mountains. We recommend carrying arm warmers and a gilet in your jersey pocket each day for the latter part of the ride. Worst case scenario it rains; bring a lightweight waterproof or showerproof jacket, leg warmers/tights and overshoes.

Every rider must come equipped with all the tools to assemble their bike from the bike box, make any minor adjustments to their bike and change an inner tube should they puncture. Please bring a couple of inner tubes, a hand pump or gas canisters, tyre levers and a multitool.

And don’t forget your helmet (no helmet, no ride), shoes and pedals!

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