Need a holiday? Want to get faster? You could kill two birds with one stone, thanks to the combination of Rock And Roll Adventures and FlowSport. The former runs fully-catered MTB holidays in the undiscovered Suisse Normandy region of northern France, while the latter is run by Dave Smith, coach to World Champions and Olympians.
You can probably guess where this is going. This summer, the two will be teaming up to offer training weekends in France, giving you the opportunity to boost your speed and get away from it all at the same time.
Each weekend will be themed, from “Saving your season” to “Preparing for a 24 hour” – we particularly like the sound of “Getting faster without training”. There’ll be one weekend in each of June, July, August and September. The cost will be £385 per person, including full-board accommodation at Rock And Roll’s lodge and a local hotel and guided training rides. There’re only 15 places available on each weekend, so get in quick.