Join us on Wednesday 20th - Sunday 23rd of May 2021 for our Belgian Mountainbike Challenge (BeMC) Pro Race Camp. At the present moment we cannot sell a fully supported package like traditionally offered. We are offering accommodation, meals and limited support. 

 

With its sawtooth route profile Belgian Mountainbike Challenge (BeMC) is known as one of the toughest events on the calendar. The UCI S1 stage race takes place over 4 days (Thursday - Sunday) in the beautiful Ardennes region starting in the host town of La Roche en Ardenne. The event attracts many top mountain bike pros and lots of cyclocross riders looking for some summer entertainment.

 

BeMC has become a favourite on the MTB calendar despite its tough nature. Stage 1 is an afternoon prologue over 19kms with 635m ascent. Stage 2 takes place over 84km and 2250m ascent, stage 3 over 85km and 2900m ascent, and stage 4 over 62km and 2200m ascent. The numbers only tell half the story, these trails are steep and rough and with strong competition the pace is high. It’s hard work but a lot of fun, lots of climbing means lots of descents and there’s some real gems to put a smile on your face and bring misery to your overheating brake pads!

 

What’s included?

  • 4 nights accommodation in holiday home just outside La Roche en Ardenne. Here you can relax after each stage, refuel, prepare your kit for the next day and socialize with the other guests.
  • Close to start/ finish area and local shops/ cafes/ amenities.
  • Double or twin rooms.
  • Breakfast, post stage lunch and dinner. Starting with dinner on Wednesday night and finishing with breakfast Sunday morning.
  • Evening stage briefing.
  • Guided ride on course the day before stage 1. Dependant on time.
  • Tips and expertise from your coach, 3 time National MTB Champion.

 

Whats not included?

  • We cannot currently offer the full support of our traditional race camp as staff are not available whilst travel restrictions remain in place. This means we currently cannot include the normal feed/ tech zone support each day for nutrition and mechanical assistance, start line assistance including clothes, nutrition, and mechanical, transport of spare equipment/ clothes during each stage and bike tune up each evening. If support staff become available there will be a £100 fee per person added to cover additional staffing costs.
  • Race Entry, approx £232 - www.bemc.be
  • Travel
    • Eurotunnel £138 (price correct 10 Dec). 202 mile drive from Calais to La Roche en Ardenne. Approx. 3 hours 30. We suggest you share the drive to Belgium with someone else from the race camp to share costs.
    • Flights available to Brussels, Brussels South or Luxembourg. 60 to 90 minute drive in hire car.

 

Itinerary

Guests are welcome to arrive from lunchtime on Wednesday. We will return home late Sunday after successfully finishing the 4 day Belgian Mountainbike Challenge.

 

Payment

A 50% deposit will be required. Remaining balance due by 30th April 2021. In the cancellation of the event or race camp deposits will be refunded minus a non refundable £50 admin fee. You should complete your race entry at the same time you purchase your place on the Race Camp, if the event sells out we have some race entries reserved. 

 

2018 Event Write Up

https://www.benthomascoaching.com/single-post/2018/05/16/Coaching-Race-Camp---Belgian-Mountainbike-Challenge-2018

 

Event website

http://www.bemc.be/?lang=en


Coverage of 2018 event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvTz300nJeE&feature=emb_title

 

Please email questions to

coach@benthomascoaching.com

 

 

BeMC 2021 Pro Race Camp - Accommodation, Meals and Support

£350.00Price