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***Now SOLD OUT for 2019***

 

Join us on Wednesday 8th -  Sunday 12th May 2019 for our Belgian Mountainbike Challenge (BeMC) Pro Race Camp. You can race and recover like a Pro whilst we do the work in the background during this fully serviced experience.

 

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 in 2019 will be a new evening prologue. Stage 2 takes place over 84km and 2450m ascent, stage 3 over 100km and 3050m ascent, and stage 4 over 67km and 2300m 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.
  • Close to start/ finish area and local shops/ cafes/ ammenities. 
  • Double room, price is for 2 people sharing. 
  • Breakfast, post stage snack and dinner. Starting with dinner on Thursday night and finishing with post stage 4 snack on Sunday.
  • Support from 2 members of staff.
  • Travel from the UK to Belgium and back.
  • Feed/ tech zone support each day for nutrition and mechanical assistance.
  • Start line assistance including clothes, nutrition, and mechanical.
  • Ben Thomas Coaching Club jersey.
  • Transport of spare equipment/ clothes during each stage
  • Bike maintenance at the holiday home.
  • Evening stage briefing at the holiday home.
  • Guided ride on course the day before stage 1.
  • Tips and expertise from your coach, 2 time National MTB Champion and the experienced support crew.
  • Event photographs

 

Whats not included?

  • Race entry. Available to purchase on race organisers website. Approx £195.
  • OTE Pro Race Camp Nutrition Bundle available seperately.

 

Itinerary

Your Pro Race Camp experience will begin early on the morning of Wednesday 8th. You will need to park up or be dropped off at base camp in the UK so we can load up in one go. Once over to France we have a short 3 hour dash from Calais to La Roche en Ardenne, our location for the weekend. We will return home late Sunday after successfully finishing the 4 days Belgian Mountainbike Challenge.

 

2017 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


Television coverage of 2017 event.

https://vimeo.com/217561012

 

Please email questions to

coach@benthomascoaching.com

 

Pro Race Camp BeMC 2019 - Double Room, Transport and Support for 2 People

£1,050.00 Regular Price
£1,000.00Sale Price
  • Deposits are none refundable. Full payment is due by 31/03/19.