Group one riding up the Meg on day three
"New found confidence has me prepared to put more power through the pedals and I'm zipping up to Kinglake with spare gears these days, which feels awesome" - Kelly
"Just thought I would drop you a note to say thank you for a great camp. It was very well run and organised and even for someone who has been around a while I gained a lot from the seminars" - Bill
"Thanks to Jodie and yourself putting together such a great event. I would love to provide some recommendations to improve future camps, however, the four days delivered exactly what i'd hoped for. Both support riders in my group provided vaulable tips for training and racing which I look forward to putting to practice" - Brett
Australia's Original and Number One Alpine Training Camp for Cyclists!
Melb Cup Weekend Camp 1st Nov - 5th Nov 2013
21st - 25th Feb 2014
What is the Bright Boot Camp About?
The Bright Boot Camp is structured around either the serious recreational rider or club racing rider who is looking for a challenging four days of riding. Not intended to be an easy four days the Camp is focused on helping improve your fitness and general wellbeing as a cyclist. We provide informative lectures on improving cycling performance. Riders that have attended the camp regularly go up a racing grade soon after it.
Is there a difference between the Nov and Feb/March camps?
The Melbourne Cup weekend Camp does have a slight focus towards final preparation for the Tour of Bright race which is run in the area four weekends later. However, we ensure that this doesn't deviate from the serious recreational rider's enjoyment of the camp. It’s also a cooler time of the year than the Feb/March camp. The Feb/March camp is still as tough and usually the weather is a little hotter.
Who attends the camp?
Riders that attend the camp are keen races or serious recreational cyclists that may have ridden rides like "Around the bay in a day", "The Alpine Classic" or the "Great Victorian bike ride" and are looking for the next big event. This is not to say that people that haven't ridden these events can't come to the camp. We get a good cross section of abilities and cater for them accordingly. Riders or groups of riders can also attend the camp and provide their own accommodation if they choose. We have people from all-around the world attend the camp. Many riders use our camp as training for their mid year European cycling trips, the Tour of Bright, Bicycle Victoria's Team Degani 3 Peaks Challenge or the Audax Alpine Classic.
How hard is it?
This is four big days of riding through some of the largest accessible climbs to cyclists in Australia. You do need to have a good cycling base before coming to this camp. For some, the weekend is filled with just four things; riding, attending the seminars, eating and sleeping. We do have shorter versions of the rides for those that want to take it a little easier or don't meet the fitness requirements to climb to the top of Hotham and Falls Creek. Click here to check out the course details.
Do you have on road support?
Yes, we provide comprehensive on road assistance to all riders with support vehicles and support riders that perform "domestique" duties and provide coaching assistance during the rides, you just have to ask them.
Find out more frequently asked questions here
There are strictly a limited number of spaces available. Early booking is essential to ensure you secure your place. Please register your interest so that you can keep up with the latest news and updates leading up to our camp weekends.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Coach David Heatley.