End the 2017 season on a high riding and dining with famous faces from the UCI world tour at the Qhubeka gala weekend in Girona. Experience some of the best cycling in Europe with some of the best riders in the world whilst helping raise money for a fantastic cause.
Our 4* hotel is situated in the centre of Girona walking distance from the cities restaurants, bars and other attractions. Our twin, single & double rooms have wifi and satellite TV as standard. Girona is ideally located for cycling in the nearby mountains and flatter rides along the fantastic Costa Brava coastline. A large number of pro-riders live here for a reason. It has some of the best cycling in Spain and is the ideal location for an end of season break.
October 6th – October 9th 2017
• 4*hotel accommodation (twin-share; b&b)
• 3 nights: £750
• Single Supplement (£40 per night)
• Bike & luggage transfer from London (£75 return)
• Bike & helmet hire (£125 for 4 days)
|ROUTE||FLIGHT No.||DEPARTURE TIME||
|Fri 6/10/17||LGW -> BCN||ZB272||06:45||09:55|
|Mon 9/10/17||BCN -> LGW||BA2047||17:25||18:45|
Matt Brammeier and Nathan Haas, professional cyclists for Aqua Blue and Team Dimension Data are proud to announce the inaugural Girona Gala. This year’s charity partner for the event is the Qhubeka foundation.
The Girona Gala will be a formal dinner held at a beautiful local venue in the heart of Girona’s historic city centre. Following the dinner there will be a live auction of cycling memorabilia, bikes, and many other bespoke pieces.
During the day riders will also get the opportunity to join the Qhubeka coffee ride with Nathan, Matt and other familiar faces from the UCI world tour.
Qhubeka helps people move forward and progress by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. Having a bicycle changes lives by increasing the distance people can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there.
They are World Bicycle Relief’s programme in South Africa. World Bicycle Relief is a non-profit organisation transforming individuals and communities through The Power of Bicycles.
They accomplish this mission by designing, sourcing and manufacturing bicycles created to withstand rough terrain and load requirements while meeting the needs of students, healthcare workers, farmers and entrepreneurs.
They strengthen local economies and promote long-term sustainability by assembling bicycles locally, training mechanics, improving the spare parts supply chain, and providing high-quality, affordable bicycles to people in need of transportation.
We tend to be pretty flexible on itinerary and try to offer multiple routes each day for all abilities. Below is a sample of what to expect from the trip.
Friday October 6th – Fly to Barcelona and transfer to Girona. Bike check and potential shake-down ride depending on arrival time. Dinner in one of Girona’s many fantastic restaurants
Saturday October 7th – Qhubeka coffee ride with Nathan Haas, Matt Brammier and other world tour riders from various teams. 2 hours of riding with a coffee stop and the chance to extend. There will be further riding in the afternoon and then an evening out with the pro’s at the Qhubeka Gala dinner.
Sunday October 8th – Another chance to cycle the roads of Catalunya. Supported by the Just Pedal team you will get the chance to take on the world famous Rococorba climb or something flatter should that suit you. 4-6 hours riding including at least one other coffee stop. Back to Girona for a final night out in the city
Monday October 9th – For those flying later there will be a chance for a short ride or some sight seeing in the morning before we transfer you back to Girona airport for the ride