Keen to climb with ease, master the descents and sprint with finesse? Mummu Cycling are excited to be bringing to you our latest, ‘Pro Weekends’. Led by current and former professional cyclists, these camps will provide the perfect platform to take your cycling to the next level.
Our hosts will be sharing first hand knowledge and guidance on technique, racing experience, training and nutrition advice, as well as assisting with any personal cycling goals throughout the weekend.
Taking place in the rider’s hometown – it will be the ultimate, intimate insiders weekend on the bike. Train from their own stomping grounds, where you will have the opportunity to summit the climbs that launched their careers and enjoy the best local knowledge and back roads of the area, all while taking in tips and advice from the best.
It won’t be all serious training – recovery is King, after all, as is a happy head. To ensure this, we will be delivering a premium experience and will be treating you to great food, wine and full ride support – BYO bike!
As an Official Tour de France operator, highly renowned for delivering World Class event based cycling tours, we are incredibly excited to be including our Pro Weekends to our product category and are confident that this addition to Mummu Cycling is only going to better and add to the Mummu Cycling difference that we strive to deliver.
Pro Weekend with Matthew Goss – Launceston, Tasmania
We are thrilled to be launching our Pro Weekends in Tasmania with former leading professional cyclist, Matthew Goss.
The double Giro D’Italia Stage successor and most famously, Milan San-Remo winner in 2011 has an extensive level of knowledge and a hard to to top skill set to add. Famous for his savvy sprint and impressive run of speed, Matt will no doubt be sharing a tip or two along the way. He is still relatively fresh off his retirement from professional cycling in 2016 and is more ready than ever to get back out there and share his skill and experience with you.
From Launceston, Tasmania; famous for its incredible green, scenic roads – Matt will take you on some of his favourite training roads from his days as a professional and ensure a weekend to remember.
“Tasmania has a rich history of cycling and over the years has consistently punched above its weight with the number of professionals the apple isle has produced. I’d like to show everyone the roads and rides that helped myself and many others make it to the top of the sport,” said Matthew.
Pro Weekend with Stuart and Darren O’Grady – Adelaide, South Australia
Following what we predict will be a fantastic launch to our Australian Pro Weekends in Launceston, we will be hitting the roads of Adelaide for a ‘Weekend with the O’Grady brothers’ – Stuart and Darren.
Stuart is a former professional cyclist and competed for some of the biggest teams in the professional peloton throughout his lengthy, impressive career. He is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold medallist, a 17 x Tour de France contender and of course, the 2007 Paris-Roubaix winner.
Stuey travelled the world for countless years, chasing the professional cycling calendar, however for him, there is no place quite like home. Following retirement in 2013, he now resides in hometown Adelaide, famous for its exceptional training grounds and where our O’Grady Pro Weekend will be held.
“I have ridden my bike all over the planet for the past 30 years. Although there are more beautiful places to ride in the World, Adelaide has to be one of the greatest cities overall to bike. It has everything from incredible coastlines to the rolling hills and vineyards that surround our city -Adelaide is my favourite place in the World to train,” Stuart said.
“Only minutes out of the city we have a huge choice of climbs to tackle, depending on what you feel like doing. Norton Summit is generally used for strength and power training, then you have the Corkscrew, Checkers Hill, Greenhill, Mount Lofty & Belair Roads to really give it a decent crack. Add into the middle of these iconic climbs and you have the twisting, turning, rolling Adelaide Hills. With little traffic, fantastic bakery’s and some cracking pubs, there really is something for everyone!
I prefer to train using ‘hours’- not ‘kilometres’, as riding through the Adelaide Hills is not easy. With the beauty comes the pain, but I have also learnt to ride a lot slower since retiring and actually enjoy the countryside. I hope you can join me in my own backyard for a fantastic cycling experience. Its time to kick off your training & start targeting your summer goals.”
Joining Stuey as a host, will be his brother Darren. Darren started racing when he was 16 and has represented South Australia on the track and road. He has ridden everything from the Crocodile Trophy (Mtn Bike) to Track Championships and many road races. Darren is a qualified spin instructor and bike mechanic and having also grown up in Adelaide, his local knowledge is difficult to be bettered.
Pro Weekend with Michael Hepburn – Girona, Spain
To add to our Australian Pro Weekends, we will be hitting the Northern hemisphere to the now booming cycling Mecca of Girona, famous for its ever-growing community of professional cyclists. It’s no surprise, as Girona seems to have it all for any lover of cycling. From its exceptional year-round great weather and incredibly versatile riding grounds – ranging from the gorgeous rolling Costa Brava coastline road to lengthy Pyrenean climbs, as well as it’s delicious traditional Catalan cuisine, great local wine and inner city charm. Who wouldn’t want to train there?
Leading our Pro Weekend in Girona will be current Mitchelton-Scott professional, Michael Hepburn. Michael is an Australian double Olympic Silver medalist in the Teams Pursuit, as well as a multiple track world champion and two-time stage winner in the Teams Time Trial at the Giro D’Italia. He recently successfully took on his debut Tour de France and ended on a high with a top ten performance in the Individual Time Trial.
He is currently in his seventh season with Mitchelton-Scott and has proved to be a huge asset to the team and its success. Michael has an exceptional work ethic and strength and is well known within the peloton as being a very loyal team mate and work horse for his leaders, having spent many a km driving the front of the peloton, laying it on the line for a team result.
Michael initially moved to Girona in 2012 and set his training base there for many seasons. He now spends his time when not on the road racing primarily in Andorra but still favours his Girona training grounds and its surroundings. His knowledge of the area is hereby fantastic and as a current professional, we are confident he will have a tale or two to tell from his racing experiences!
“I’m looking forward to showing off this beautiful town and sharing my knowledge so you all can have a weekend you won’t forget in a hurry. Come ride the roads that I prepare for the biggest races on and let me show you my favourite places to wine & dine at after our rides,” Michael said.