Published: 4 October 2012
It’s not often you have the chance to spend a weekend with a double Olympic gold medallist – but how would you like to learn from the pro that is Geraint Thomas?
British Cycling has teamed up with five-star Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire, West Wales to offer you the chance to join him for an exclusive cycling weekend at the luxury resort between Friday 19 and Monday 22 October.
You could spend the weekend with Geraint, enjoying two ride-outs, learning tactics and socialising at the all-weather facilities at Bluestone within the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Geraint, who claimed gold with a world record time at the London Olympics in the men’s team pursuit, will lead a weekend at Bluestone passing on cycling tips and riding out on two routes.
“Returning to Wales for a few days escape in the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside is going to be a great chance to get some road cycling in and enjoy some time at Bluestone,” said Geraint.
The Geraint Thomas Cycling Weekend was first held at Bluestone last year, attracting keen cyclists from across the UK and even one from the United States.
The weekend includes two ride outs of up to 70 miles led by Geraint and two social evenings with him, including a welcome evening on the Friday night with a buffet meal, an afternoon buffet on the Saturday and Sunday lunch.
In addition, the prize winner will have use of the thermal rooms at Bluestone’s Well Spa throughout their stay to help them relax after a day’s cycling and can also book treatments, including massages to help relax those muscles.
Full details of the cycling weekend can be found at www.bluestonewales.com/geraintthomas and at www.geraintthomas.com. Any guests who wish to attend with the prize winner and take part in the social activities can do so at an extra cost. Cyclists taking part should be able to cycle 70 miles at an average speed of between 12-16mph.
British Cycling has teamed up with Bluestone National Park Resort to offer one lucky winner the chance to win a place on the Geraint Thomas Cycling Weekend, including accommodation*.
To be in with a chance to win, do one of the following:
Via twitter: You need to follow @bluestonewales and @britishcycling. You also need to tweet ‘Pick me @britishcycling to win a #cycling weekend @bluestonewales with @geraintthomas86’
Via Facebook: ‘Like’ British Cycling and Bluestone Wales. You also need to share the competition page link.
The prize winner must also agree to write a short blog post or review about their experiences of the cycling weekend.
*Terms and conditions apply. The competition is for one person and includes accommodation. No cash alternative will be offered. Full terms and terms and condition are available on request. The competition closes on Sunday 14 October.