New Bike Kit – Available to order now

Bueno Bike Lanzarote have teamed up with the very best at Velo Revolution to bring you our all new bike kit, which is now available to order.

Colours: Predominantly Dutch Orange with Fluorescent Green, White & Black detail.

Prices

Short sleeved Jersey €80 Bib Shorts €85

Short sleeved Jersey and Bib shorts in one order €155

To order

Contact us at buenobike@gmail.com  ….put “kit order” on the email subject.

Size chart and kit description are below.

Payment details – You will be provided with account details for payment upon placing your order

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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

Planning your next bike holiday? #Top5 #CyclingDestination #Europe

We’re really proud to be associated with Mollydoo Cycling Holidays, our road bike package has just been featured on Cycling Weekly as one of the 5 best cycling trips in Europe this spring. For more, check out the package that was put in the #TOP5

Looking for something different check out our Custom weeks for sportif groups, triathlon clubs, training camps and MTB groups

Tiny Things at Bueno Bike Lanzarote #LifeofaBikeTourGuide – Vol.7

 

It’s the small things that set us apart!

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

Price includes:

*Above price is per person and is based on a twin share

*Single supplements apply

      Book Now!

Click HERE for more information on your flights, transfers, accommodation and training package

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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!

 

New Year Resolutions #LifeOfaBikeTourGuide Vol.6

Here’s our list of the big ones

  1. Enroll and finish an Ultra distance bike race exceeding 2,000km
  2. Qualify for RAAM (Race Across America)
  3. Complete a 48hr climbing project on the bike. Target 30,000m of climbing in 48hrs.
  4. Abstain from alcohol (exception: to celebrate completing 1, 2 & 3 above)

We have lots of small things, the usual stuff…..less sugary drinks, less pizza, less chocolate, more fruit & vegetables, more sleep etc.

Call them general lifestyle improvements if you like #easierSAIDthanDONE

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…….

 

 

Luxury Travel Guide Awards – Nomination

We’re feeling really chuffed at Bueno Bike Lanzarote this week. We’ve been nominated for the Luxury Travel Guide Awards sponsored by United Airlines.

LTGA Nomination

 

 

 

The Luxury Travel Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry. Their team of experts have scoured the globe and travelled extensively in order to identify everything from the very best hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the most reputable transfer service companies.

Thank you for the nomination guys and a big shout out to everybody who has joined us on a bike tour and of course the bike shops who work really hard behind the scenes to have the best bikes available for the tours.

 

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.

 

Life of a Bike Tour Guide – Vol.1

Every wondered what it would like to be a bike tour guide? Ask Mick:-)

Dream job?

Mick meets Igor Anton of Movie Star for coffee!

Mick meets Igor Anton – Movie Star for coffee!

Most definitely, so long as you are really passionate about cycling.

Demanding job?

25-35 hours with 400-800km of cycling per week. To be fair much of it is not high intensity, but you still have to spend lots of time on the saddle.

The more you love it, the less demanding it is to be a tour guide, it’s all relative.

What are the biggest challenges?

Obviously, there’s a massive physical challenge, but for aspiring bike tour guides, the mental aspect presents a much greater challenge.

It involves lifestyle choices, getting to bed early, nutrition and managing your recovery time wisely.

The better condition you are in physically, the easier the job is from a mental perspective.

A positive, but humble confidence in your ability is probably the most important trait to have in your armoury. The physicality and the mentality go hand in hand really. If you’ve been on the bike for days on end and you are getting up on a Monday morning to meet 3 mountain bikers…..tall, skinny, light, strong and skilful. You know the demands of the route and what lies in wait. This will test you mentally, but only if you let it.

My glass is always more than half full. I think more about meeting the people, the fun and the conversation than the demands of the route itself.

What excites you most about MTB?

Watching a really skilful rider pick a different line through a rock garden or a corner. They see something for the first time, they have their own interpretation of the terrain and they make it look so easy. I’m always learning.

When you have a day-off from tours, does that mean a day-off the bike?

If I’ve been on the bike for more than 5 days in a row….a day-off normally means a bike-free day.

If it’s been an easy week, a day-off could mean some quality interval sessions on the road bike. These sessions set me up for the harder days on the job.

Sometimes, instead of a training session it might be a leisurely adventure with some of the locals to look at more routes to see how they might fit in with existing routes or as a completely new route.

Are you more of a roadie or mountain biker?

Neither, doing both keeps me fresh. More road bikers should try MTB, it brings your road biking to a new level in terms of your core strength, bike handling and descending skills.

Have you a secret ingredient that makes for a great bike tour?

Yes, but it’s something that gets left out rather than added……it’s a secret:-)