Mallorca - the ever popular destination for cyclists looking for warm weather training, cycle touring or just riding with friends. Described by Bradley Wiggins as a 'Scaletrix track for cyclists' it offers fabulous climbing through the Tramuntana mountains - recognised as a world heritage site, alongside flat rides taking in the lanes and valleys.
My teammate Ottilie Quince lives and works in Puerto Pollenca in the North East of the island running OQ Service Course which is a regular base for my coaching work in Mallorca - it's where the OQRideFast brand was born. Otts is a racing cyclist and sports therapist who has a number of significant wins to her name, she also knows the island like the back of her hand.
Whatever your type of cycling, if you’re heading to Mallorca the OQ Service Course provides
Bike hire – a range of beautifully maintained Trek Emonda SL6s and SL5s
Massage and sports therapy - Ottilie has worked with amateur and professional sports people since 2006. firstly, 3 years full time in professional football and now with individual professional cyclists, paracyclists, triathletes and skiers
Guided rides - the quietest routes, the best scenery, the banterest banter
Full on site mechanical services including bike assembly, packing and cleaning with HandsomeDan, the best looking bike mechanic on the island. Apparently...
OQRideFast branded kit including jerseys, shorts, gilets, caps and T shirts
Nutrition including SIS
She can put together bespoke packages for groups who want some luxury (she has access to some beautiful villas and can organise private chefs etc) and cater for mixed groups with differing abilities.
What Ottilie provides is a far cry from the mass catered industrialised approach some ‘in and out’ tour operators on the island – she lives there, owns the business and has invested in developing a high quality service she really cares about.