“The staff and community of riders is really what makes the place special”

Let's give a voice to those who know us best : the riders! The Sa Calobra Cycling Club is a team, your team! Today, an interview with Noah, who talks about his experience at the Sa Calobra Cycling Club.

When did you start cycling?
Noah Syme
: I have always ridden a bike as a form of transportation, but I didn’t really start cycling until 2016. I was in the midst of my surgical training and getting out on the bike was a great way to clear my head.

Where did you find the Sa Calobra Cycling Club?
I have to give my wife, Kim, all the credit for finding Sa Calobra Cycling Club. We were hoping to take a bike trip together and she found the club online. We had a great first experience in Mallorca, back in April 2022.

You have been here three times already. What makes you come back?
I keep coming back mainly for the people. The rides are obviously great, in Mallorca and in the French Alps, but the staff and community of riders is really what makes the place special.

Do you prepare specially for the camp?
Of course, I do! I prepare for the camp with the Alps being a target on my race schedule. I use mainly TrainerRoad for making a plan.

What will be your next cycling challenge after this camp?
After this camp, I hope to attempt a personal best at our steepest local climb.

How do you feel about this Alps camp?
I’m excited for this camp, but I feel I’m maybe not in the form I have been in years past. Having a young child has definitely made me more limited in my time and focused in my training.

Are you excited by taking part of the JPP Neuf de Cœur race?
Yes! I am interested to see how the new course works out. With the Ramaz instead of Colombière. My goal this year is to ride within myself. I’ve done a couple of races the last edition. When I rode it the first time I got a little excited on the first climb and had a PR one hour power. However, afterwards, I totally imploded and the end of the race was brutal. I hope to work on pacing this time.