Off to Race Across Germany – Closed from Tuesday 27th June – Friday 7th July

“If he’s not on a day off, he’s on his bike”…..that’s Mick for you.

He will be taking part in the Race Across Germany on Friday 30th June.

We know he is really looking forward to it, but we’re fairly sure his “oil light will be flashing” at some point during the 1,100km race. There is 7,500 metres of climbing thrown in for good measure…..so, it will be a sufferfest of sorts by any stretch of the imagination.

Can we also take this opportunity to extend a massive thank you to everybody who has extended their best wishes.

To keep up to date with his progress, here is the tracker, Mick is No.19 on the start list.

Lots more updates on

Photo credit: James Mitchell Photography

Mick on tour with the evergreen Pat Ryan
photo credit. James Mitchell Photography

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Lanzarote Pilates and Road Cycling Training Camp 2017, 4th – 11th Febuary…book now!

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Bueno Bike Lanzarote and MollyDoo Cycling have teamed up with one of Lanzarote’s most sought after training venues for sports people and athletes, Club Santa Rosa to bring you our six day all-inclusive road bike & pilates package.

Pilates originated back in the early 20th century and was introduced by “Joseph Pilates”, born in Germany. Originally more used as part of dance class routines, it’s now used by elite athletes as part of their core training, and more recently, cyclists and triathletes alike have seen the benefits from this Yoga like exercise.

So, you may wonder how do pro cyclist get in those aerodynamic positions and where do they get those extra watts of power from? Well it’s been proven that having a strong “core” body strength results in a more focused power and energy output. So, if you have a stronger core, then be sure that more of that power you generate when pushing hard down on those pedals, will be used to propel you forward and, yes, results in more speed and better climbing.

Also, if you have issues with your back, neck and upper body, then increasing the strength of your core will help support these issues.
Come and join us at our new winter Pilates and Cycling training camps in January and February 2017 and come away turbo charged ready for your spring and summer cycling!

 

2016 in numbers. Life of a bike tour guide Vol.5

What a year 2016 has been! While it’s done and dusted, there were many highlights to the year. Over 25% of my life (excluding an average of 8 hours sleep per day) was spent on the bike this year.

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Total distance for the year 30,081km

Total climbing for the year 356,417m, it’s like climbing Mt.Blanc 74 times, it is 4,810m high and the highest peak in Europe.

Average speed (includes extreme MTB) 20.25kmh

Longest spin 500km with 4,910m of climbing

Most climbing in one spin 14,714m during 17 reps of Tabayesco over the course of 347km and over 16 hours of riding the bike.

KOM’s 13, but here are the one’s we’re most proud of

Top speed??? We’re not sure maybe 120kph but we had a lot of fun on this one with a top speed of 103kph Actually, here’s 3 youtube downhill videos from that very spin

Shortest spin 2km, we didn’t log all of the short ones…. but this one was just to catch up with friends and wish them a Merry Christmas 🙂

Another climb ticked off the to do list :)

Happy New Year everybody, hoping you all have an even better 2017!

Stay posted for our New Year Resolutions, it’s going to get a lot more interesting…….

 

 

Bike Tour Operator of the Year 2017 for Bueno Bike Lanzarote

We’re feeling really proud at Bueno Bike Lanzarote this week after being awarded “Bike Tour Operator of the Year 2017” for the Canary Islands by the Luxury Travel Guide

Bueno Bike Lanzarote - Bike Tour Operator of the year 2017 Canary Islands SpainAll winners of the 2017 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by experienced in-house professionals as well as a number of celebrity guest judges. This ensures that only the most deserving teams, businesses and individuals walk away with one of these prestigious accolades.

All Luxury Travel Guide Award programs represent the pinnacle of achievement, championing the best in their respective fields, therefore to come out as a clear winner is an achievement to be proud of.

We would also like to take this opportunity to give a big shout out to everybody who nominated us, all of our participants throughout the year, our bike shop partners and of course the panel of judges at the Luxury Travel Guide!

Lanzarote Beach & Bike Holidays

Our most exciting news of 2016, we’ve teamed up with Mollydoo.com to bring you the complete family friendly bike holiday, with your accommodation, flights and a bike package included!

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A dedicated cycling holiday maybe out of reach for you, so why not combine your family holiday and enjoy a few days fully supported bike package for the cyclist in the family. Whilst the family enjoy a morning around the hotel pool or beach, you can get on the bike and sample some of the best trails and roads that Lanzarote has to offer and be back in time to join them for lunch or later afternoon.

We will include a mix of 3 of the best tours on the island for you to enjoy right from your hotel door, including bike hire and we’ve even included an experienced guide, so you don’t have to worry about anything.

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The definitions of tiredness…..Life of a Bike Tour Guide – Vol.3

The life of a bike tour guide, easy job, very easy if you love it!

I love my bike

You don’t think of the physical demands, but sometimes, like it or lump it, you are tired in the morning, not because of a late night or lack of sleep but cycling day in day out for days on end. Every morning, no matter what happens, I’m almost fist pumping at the idea of another great day on the bike!

Here’s a selection of some of my morning mishaps 🙂

  1. Riding out an MTB for a road bike tour
  2. Mixing up the hair-gel, the hand-wash and the toothpaste
  3. Locking the front door and the bike is still in the house
  4. Odd socks, normally only noticed when I get home
  5. Camera has no battery or memory card

Occasionally, I have forgotten to put on a helmet but you get that immediate “I feel naked” moment when you sit up on the bike and you go back inside to get it.

There’s 2 things I never forget……water & sun-cream.

Life of a Bike Tour Guide – Vol.2

Number questions for Mick this weekLife of a Bike Tour Guide Vol.2

Distance for the last week?

MTB 373km, 253km was actual off-road.

Road Bike 362km

Total 735km

Hours on the bike for this week? Don’t know, I don’t wear a watch and for those that know me, you will know that I don’t pull out the phone during a tour to check…..time doesn’t matter on tour 🙂

Age? 40

Height? 177cm

Weight? 67-70kg depending on the bike schedule

Fat? 10%, if it ever goes lower, I treat myself to pizza with extra cheese 🙂

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Resting heart rate? 47

Max heart rate? 189

FTP? Around 335 watts

VAM? Not sure, could be 1200-1400m for an hour. In April, I climbed 10,500 in just over 12 hours……long day, that can be the life of a bike tour guide.

 

We’re expanding #BikeHolidays

Our latest project in the making….Bike Holidays.cropped-bueno-bike-freestyle-33.png We are inviting Holiday Tour Operators to join us in providing the very best Bike Tour Holidays!

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What we provide. Solely dedicated to bike tours in a fun, safe environment. We have built relationships with the best bike rental providers on the island of Lanzarote who provide the bikes to our customers for the bike tours.

What we are looking for. A tour operator / travel agent who can provide the entire package i.e. flights and accommodation combined with our bike tours.

Our vision of the bike holiday package A memorable 3 days (with options to do more) of biking spread over the course of a weeks holidays on the island of lanzarote, providing the perfect family / bike time balance.

Interested? Contact us at buenobike@gmail.com We have lots of ideas and we would be very interested to hear yours!

“It’s ok not to feel ok and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help”.

Founder of Cycle Against Suicide, Jim Breen with Mick at the top of Femes, Lanzarote in 2014.

26th April, 2015, Mick from Bueno Bike Lanzarote will be taking up the task of climbing Tabayesco 13 times to raise awareness for mental health, in particular the awareness campaign of the Cycle Against Suicicide.

It´s fair to say, that on the day, it will be ok for him not to feel ok 🙂 and it will be absolutely ok for him to ask for help.

From 7am, he will begin the first ascent of Tabayesco. He will do this 13 times, climbing in excess of 10,000m in one day!

How can you help

  • Join him on your bike
  • Wear something Orange
  • Make a donation

The Cycle Against Suicide community is determined to let people know that; it’s OK not to feel OK and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.

Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can Break the Cycle of Suicide