HOW OLD ARE THE BLOKES WHO COME TO THE CAMPS?
We have men in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s attend our camps. The average age of our attendees is “late 40s to early 50s”. Our oldest attendee was 65, our youngest was 28. Your age is not relevant to us. We are here to help men of all ages to improve their mental and physical health. Our camps are not competitive and are not cycling performance based. Our camps are about the off-the-bike coaching and the support and camaraderie that you experience by spending a long weekend away with a group of like-minded men.
HOW FIT DO I HAVE TO BE?
The camp’s cycling content and training rides are tailored to the ‘social’, non-competitive cyclist. cycleWELL Camps are NOT high performance cycling camps for elite, competitive cyclists, they are health, wellbeing and personal development camps tailored to men who enjoy cycling and use it to maintain and improve their physical and mental health.
Most of our camp attendees average 2-3 rides per week of around 90 minutes in duration. They ride between 100km-150km per week in total, either by themselves or on small group rides. Their average ride pace is between 25km-30km per hour.
HOW MUCH TRAINING SHOULD I DO LEADING UP TO THE CAMP?
As we have said, cycleWELL Camps are for social riders. Ideally, you will do a minimum of 100km a week for at least 4 weeks before you attend a camp. Of course everyone is different and you know your ability, experience and fitness level better than we will…
Remember it is NOT a ‘Boot Camp’ for elite cyclists. We have a ‘no drop’ policy on all of our group rides. Our goal is that every attendee completes every ride at their own pace. All of our official rides are fully supported and we allow ample time to complete them.
DO YOU HAVE ‘RIDER SUPPORT’ ON THE RIDES?
Yes. We will provide support vehicles including mechanical, sag and first aid for each ride. We also have experienced riders within the group to provide an additional layer of ‘on-ride’ assistance if it’s needed.
WHAT DOES THE TICKET PRICE INCLUDE?
The investment you make in your ticket covers all expenses for the entire duration of the camp, including; accommodation, meals, workshops, and coaching.
DOES THE TICKET PRICE INCLUDE THE COST OF GETTING TO THE CAMP?
No. Camp attendees are asked to make their own way to Base Camp as specified in your itinerary. We will not cover the costs of travel or transfer to Base Camp.
DOES cycleWELL COVER ME AND MY BIKE IF I HAVE AN ACCIDENT?
No. You will need to check with your insurer in regard to your level of coverage for both personal injury and accident cover. If you are not already a member of Cycling Australia we highly recommend it – as your membership includes some basic insurance cover for you and your bike.
CAN WOMEN ATTEND THE CAMP?
No. cycleWELL is a Social Enterprise whose mission is to address men’s health issues and therefore, the camp content has been designed purely with the unique health requirements, communication and learning styles and social and cultural determinates of men’s health in mind.
WHAT IF THE CAMP GETS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS?
We’ve got you covered with our ‘No Rona Risk’ guarantee. If you purchase a ticket to a cycleWELL Camp and the dates are changed due to COVID19 regulations or restrictions; you can attend the re-scheduled camp or swap your ticket to another available cycleWELL Camp.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CAMP DOESN’T GET ENOUGH PEOPLE TO GO AHEAD?
cycleWELL is a social enterprise. At this stage, we have no financial sponsors or support, our camps are funded by ticket sales and by our Founder & CEO – Ash Bennallack – to ensure we can keep doing what we do. As such, we need to sell enough tickets for a cycleWELL Camp to cover costs before we can confirm that it will go ahead. One of our guiding principles is that we will not add to the financial or emotional stress of our community so, if you purchase a ticket to a cycleWELL camp and it does not get minimum numbers to go ahead – you will have the option to get your money back in full, or to transfer your ticket to another cycleWELL camp on an alternative date. The choice will be yours.
WHAT IF I’M NOT SURE IF A cycleWELL CAMP IS RIGHT FOR ME?
We’re confident you’ll love our camp, which is why offer a 200% Money Back guarantee – that means if you come to a cycleWELL Camp and don’t feel it was worth your time, we’ll give you a full refund and offer you a FREE ticket to our next camp.