End the 2018 season on a high riding and dining with famous faces from the UCI world tour at the Girona Gala for Qhubeka. 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 19th – October 22nd 2018
• 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 18/10/2018||STN-> GRO
|Mon 22/10/2018||GRO-> STN
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. Last years attendees included Molly Weaver, Robert Gesink, Annette Edmunson, David Millar, George Bennett, Carlee Taylor and Matt Stephens. To view photo’s from last years event click here
During the day riders will also get the opportunity to join the Qhubeka coffee ride with Nathan 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.
I just wanted to say thank you again for the trip to Girona this weekend. It was simply brilliant. –
Angie Epps, Farnham, UK. Girona gala 2017
In 6 years of running cycling trips this is hands down the best weekend trip we have ever run. It has everything. Great cycling, amazing accommodation, access to pro riders like no other event and a fantastic party. All in aid of a great charity. It is simply the ultimate European cycling weekend – Rob Hawkins, Owner & CEO, Just Pedal Cycling Events
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 – Fly to Girona. Bike check and potential shake-down ride depending on arrival time. Dinner in one of Girona’s many fantastic restaurants
Saturday – We join Nathan Haas (Team Katusha) and friends for the Qhubeka coffee ride run by Bike Breaks Girona. 2-5 hours of riding with a coffee stop and multiple routes for all abilities. This is a fantastic chance to ride with members of the world tour and other cycling celebrities. After heading back to the hotel to freshen up the ultimate cycling day is completed with the Girona Gala Dinner. A fantastic evening for a fantastic cause.
Sunday – Another chance to cycle the roads of Catalunya. Supported by the Just Pedal team we ride out to the coast for lunch and along one of the most scenic roads in the world. 4-6 hours riding including at least one other coffee stop. We return to Girona for a final night out in the city
Monday – 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.