NMV begin the tour de Mallorca

This year saw 8 New Malden Velo members (Jeff, Luca, me, Malcolm, Iain, Ben P, Andrew, and Jeff’s sort-of-brother-in-law, John). All head to Puerto Pollensa, seeking sun after a cold Pyrenees tour in 2017. We weren’t disappointed! NMV were embarking on their tour de Mallorca.

8 New Malden Velo members pictured near the beach for the tour de Mallorca.

Despite my utter paranoia that something was going to go wrong, all logistics performed seamlessly, and we left from Gatwick Tuesday night via Norwegian Air, picked up by coach, and deposited at the Hotel Uyal on the beach at Puerto Pollensa late in the evening (pleasantly provided with a late dinner).

I say “seamlessly”, forgetting Jeff’s argument (a rare thing indeed) with the taxi driver to Gatwick (“you can definitely fit 3 bike boxes in a Ford Galaxy”), and Ben’s bent quick-release skewer as “force majeure” and nothing to do with me.

Hotel Uyal, where the NMV members would be calling home for the next few days on the tour de Mallorca.

Hotel Uyal

What ensued was 4 days of the tour de Mallorca with some of the most fantastic and varied cycling we’ve ever experienced. Including mountains, long flats, monasteries, lighthouses, village stops in church squares. Also restaurants that say they sell pizza, but really don’t. Oh and quite a lot of swearing as we climbed 6500m and travelled 442km.

We always aimed to get back to the hotel by 4pm for some “pool time”, but without fail arrived back at 5.30pm, having to console ourselves with lager in “Tolos” the local cycling bar/café, renowned for it’s Wiggo memorabilia (tough times).

Read more about the Mallorca trip:

Mallorca trip day one post

Mallorca trip day two post

Mallorca trip day three post


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