train with UCI professional road cyclist, Jennifer George
We are delighted that the escapar cycling retreat will be hosting UCI professional road cyclist Jen George for two weeks in February/March 2020. So if you've not already booked your winter training camp, here's your chance to join us in sunny Spain for a winter training or ride week with a pro.
She's the current Scottish Road Race National Champion having won in 2018 and 2019, a World Masters Team pursuit winner, World Masters Individual pursuit Silver medalist and holds the British 2km pursuit record.
Jen is also a qualified BC Level 3 road race coach, and brings fun and a wealth of international racing and training expertise to the table. Coaching athletes at all levels for road, track and indoors, Jen holds a BSc in Physiology and Sports Science and has a long history of personal and structured coaching with Go Faster Training, Technogym, Virgin and LA Fitness.
Jen will ride for the Brazillian team, Memorial Santos in 2020 having previously raced for Drops Cycling, Storey Racing and Torelli-Assure. She'll be aiming to support her teammates to greatness in 2020 and adding to her Palmares with top 10 UCI results and podium places.
You'll join a small group of no more than 8 riders to experience some of the best routes and rides the Alicante and Valencia regions have to offer. Like many of the international and Spanish Professional teams who train and race in the area throughout the year, Jen has raced professionally in Valencia, and is looking forward to riding with guests in the fabulous mountains and valleys that we call home.
ride with UCI Pro - Jen George
Jen will be our special guest at Casa Sanz for the following dates, where she'll lead rides and provide invaluable training expertise.
Week One: 23rd February - 1st March 2020 - 3-7 days - Ride Week - All welcome
Week Two: 1st - 8th March 2020 - 7 days - Training Camp (routes Similar to Castles & Cols)
All abilities welcome to ride Week One, regular club riders recommend for Week Two.
The rides will feature some of our Castles & Cols classics, with properly structured training efforts. We will have breakfasts, and post-ride meals together, there will be a yoga stretch area and Professional Massage is available upon request.
Max group size for this week 8 riders / 2 Guides (Jen G and escapar guide to accommodate different abilities.)
who is it for?
A week to suit all riders.
There are harder days with several climbs but we take some time to see the sights.
Best suited to regular riders with some climbing experience or those less experienced riders looking to step up a level.
You can regularly complete rides of 50 to 75km.
For stronger and faster riders, extensions and more climbs are possible on most days.
what to bring?
Week 1 All abilities
Week 2 Difficulty: medium
Maximum group size: 8
Week 1 - specially selected routes
Week 2 - 5 days guided & coached riding
Lead by Jen George
Ride classic climbs including
Port de Beniarres
Port del Moro
Alto del Portillol
dates & prices
Sunday 23rd February - Sunday 1st March 2020
7 nights £845pp
Please contact us for shorter stays
Sunday 1st March - sunday 8th March 2020
7 nights £845pp
For Week One, guests are welcome to join us for daily rides on our classic routes with Jen George. The minimum stay is 3 nights. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
Week Two - will run as a more structured training camp and will similar to the schedule below. Contact us for a shorter stay.
Day 01 Arrival & welcome reception - Optional test ride, depending on time of arrival
Day 02 Easy First Day Ride - 60-80km - Shake the travel from your legs.
Day 03 Medium Mountains 90-110km.
Day 04 National Park, Mountains and Valleys -120km
Day 05 * rest day / optional ride / or inclusive sightseeing day trip
Day 06 Steeper Mountain - 100km
Day 07 Longer ride 120km
Day 08 depart
*optional rest day or sightseeing
The itinerary is indicative of the planned week, it may be adapted according to your arrival and departure flights, local conditions
what is included?
7 nights accommodation
scheduled airport transfers
daily room cleaning service
cycling kit wash
swimming pool and towels
5 days coached rides
secure bike storage
comprehensive route guides
GPX route map files
organisation of rest day trips
food & drink
coffee & soft drinks
half board - post ride meal
cost of restaurant meals
Jen in action