Now into our fifth year the Spring Press Camp has become a permanent fixture in the ProCycle Hire cycling calendar. Taking place just before the busy season begins a number of select suppliers visit the Island to road test some of the new products available for the year ahead. Each Press Camp is a valuable opportunity to promote the Island, our business and test products that may be selected later for our customers via ProCycle Hire.
This year three Dutch companies, Koga, Van Nicholas and Ffwd joined the camp. The group was a mix of 10 riders, CEO’s, Directors and Marketing Managers, plus various journalists all looked after by ProCycle Hire for three great days of cycling and testing.
This year even the apparel was designed exclusively for the event with limited edition kit including the logo’s of Koga, Van Nicholas, Ffwd and the iconic Hotel illa d’or, Puerto Pollensa, the base for all our visitors.
This year we selected a number of classic routes for our special guests, showcasing the very best of what the Island offers. With memorable tramuntana climbs, interior country lanes lined with wild flowers and magnificent ocean views the three days encapsulated why Mallorca has become the European destination for Pro teams and amateur cyclists from all over the World.
Press Camp in numbers
Press Camp – Day 1
Pollenca – Formmentor – Pollenca
24.9m – 5,341ft – Average Speed – 14.3 mi/h
Press Camp – Day 2
Pollenca – Lluc – Sa Calobra – Lluc – Pollenca
48.5m – 10,096ft – Average Speed – 14 mi/h
Press Camp – Day 3
Pollenca – Lluc – Puig Major – Soller – Bunyola – Santa Maria
Binissalem – Selva – Pollenca
85.7m – 8,573ft – Average Speed – 14.7mi/h
Approx 10.5 hrs riding – Over 159 miles covered
It was a privilege to be able to test a wonderful array of products during the camp. Below are a number of highlights, some of which are already available to hire and upgrade, see our website for more details.
Van Nicholas Titanium Boreas Frame
Ultegra 11 Mechanical Group Set
Ffwd fr4 Wheels
Koga Kimera Carbon Frame Road Pro
Dura Ace 11 Mechanical Group Set
Ffwd f4 Wheels
Extra Wheel Test
Ffwd Carbon Tubular fr2
– Join Us Next Year –
For all those who join our EXCLUSIVE VIP World Club next year we will be providing an exclusive opportunity for one member to join us for the 2017 Spring Press Camp, Mallorca. We will be drawing the name from a ( pro cycle cap ) at the end of the Summer season. The fortunate winner will have access to whichever bikes and equipment we test next March along with exclusive access to Press Camp ProCycle kit. The prize also allows you an invitation to select event meals and entertainment during the duration of the event*
*T&C’s apply see below
2017 Spring Press Camp Prize Draw Terms & Conditions – Open only to World Club VIP Members who have active membership on the 30th September 2016. Prize includes access to Press Camp bikes and equipment or similar from ProCycle Hire available stock. Rider may bring his/her own equipment and clothing if required. Prize includes bike hire and clothing only and does not include insurance, flights, transfer or accommodation. The winner is welcome to attend any evening events that are organised as part of the event. The winner will be notified of the dates in advance. The prize is not transferable in regard to it’s content, value and duration and cannot be transferred to another individual. Please note that a certain level of fitness is required to join what is ultimately a sporting event. Please take note of the distance and climbing height before accepting the prize if successful. All VIP World Club members will be entered automatically if their membership is active on September 30th 2016. If in the event you cannot attend a second draw will take place to find a winner.