Cycling Plus Weekenders: Tickets on sale now

By Cycling Plus | Monday, December 2, 2013 12.22pm

Whether you’re a nervous first-timer or gnarled veteran there’s always more to learn about riding sportives.

That’s why we've created the Cycling Plus Weekenders for 2014 – exclusive training weekends at luxury hotels especially for you! 

Tickets are now on sale so you can join us for brilliant rides in stunning countryside, expert advice on training, nutrition, injury prevention, bike maintenance and much more. 

  • Beautiful riding locations
  • Luxury hotels with health club and spa facilities
  • Bring a friend or non-cyclist partner
  • Guided group rides with expert ride leaders
  • Technique, fitness and nutrition advice
  • Meet the Cycling Plus team

We’ll also be bringing along a few special guests who’ll inspire you to get even more from your riding.

Dates and locations include:

  • Peak District: 21st–23rd March 2014
  • South Downs: 25th-27th April 2014
  • Cotswolds: 16th-18th May 2014

To book click here

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We'd love to see you there!

What’s included

  • Two night’s dinner, bed and breakfast based on a twin room share.
  • Guided group rides with expert ride leaders.
  • Mechanical support during the rides and at the hotel.
  • Lunch stops and feed stations on training rides.
  • Technique, fitness and nutrition advice
  • Off bike fitness sessions
  • Bike-fit assessment
  • Gala dinner on Saturday evening – with guest speakers, Q&A sessions
  • Event goodie bag, nutrition bundle and t-shirt
  • Complimentary access to hotel spa and leisure facilities.Event and rider photography at no charge to riders

What’s not included

  • Your travel to and from our venues
  • Drinks and any hotel extras
  • Bike hire

Weekend Itinerary

Heythrop park main house: heythrop park main house

Heythrop Park Main House


Arrive at your leisure. Check in time is from 3pm onwards. Our team will be on hand to welcome you and register you for the event from 2pm onwards. The secure bike store facility will be open from 2pm. A buffet dinner will be served between 7.30-8.30pm and you’re free to use the hotel leisure and entertainment facilities and relax ahead of the main weekend activities.


Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Secure bike storage open and sign-on commences. We will have mechanical assistance available if you have any pre event issues.

There will be a short welcome and event rider briefing before we head out on group rides and skills sessions.

We will split groups into ability levels to ensure you are riding with others of similar ability and so no one is held back or struggling to keep pace with their group and there will be the chance to move between groups during the weekend to ensure you are always riding at a level you are comfortable with.

All rides will be lead by experienced ride leaders with knowledge of the routes and local area. There will be vehicle based mechanical support available and a nutritious lunch stop at a local pub will be provided. We aim to cover around 60 miles but will have a number of flexible alternative routes available to allow for an early return for those who may be feeling tired and extensions if groups are feeling exceptionally fresh!

On return to the hotel you will have chance to shower and change. We have a number of recovery activities; access to the hotel pool and spa facilities, stretching class and massages available, as well as opportunities to chat to our coaches and experts.

Saturday evening

Dinner at the hotel. This is a three course meal with wine and soft drinks included. This is a chance to meet our team and experts as well as chat with fellow riders There will be guest speakers and question and answer sessions.


Breakfast at hotel ahead of the day’s main activity, a longer group ride. Again there will be mechanical support available and pre-ride stretching sessions available.

We will then head out as a group for a sportive style ride. Again we aim to cover around 60 miles and there will be our expert ride leaders and mechanical support available throughout the ride. There will be a fully stocked feed stop and we will head back to the hotel for a late lunch.

Check out time from the hotels is 5pm to give you plenty of time to shower and recover after the day’s activities before heading off.

Heythrop park terrace diner: heythrop park terrace diner

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The terrace diner at Heythrop Park

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