Cyclists inspired by the upcoming Tour de France can follow in the tyre tracks of Team GB’s 2012 Olympic champions, with a new cycling package at the beautiful Foxhills resort in Surrey, a HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts member hotel.
The 400-acre privately-owned resort near Woking is where Bradley Wiggins and the rest of Britain’s cycling squad stayed to get in tip-top physical and mental shape before bringing home the medals in the London 2012 Games. Now amateur cyclists can enjoy the same luxurious accommodation and outstanding sport and leisure facilities that worked their magic on Wiggo, Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish, Lizzie Armistead, head coach Dave Brailsford and the rest of the team.
Guests on the two-night Velo package are provided with four different-level cycling itineraries following sections of the Olympic route through the Surrey countryside, and those staying over a weekend can also join a Sunday morning guided cycle ride. Pre-ride breakfasts can include recommendations from British Cycling’s head nutritionist and everyone receives a goodie bag containing a water bottle, high-energy snack, Olympic Road Race Route Map and an Elemis Muscle Soak for soothing aching limbs.
Cyclists can warm up on static bikes in an indoor cycling class or stretch stiff muscles in a Pilates session in Foxhills’ superb health club with its latest Technogym equipment. Classes and equipment use is free to residents, and private coaching is also available. Other exceptional amenities at Foxhills include three golf courses (two championship standard), four swimming pools and a tranquil spa where the Olympic squad enjoyed relaxing and where female cyclists had their nails painted in patriotic Team GB colours. Restaurant options include a choice of informal brasserie-style, or fine-dining in the early 19th century manor house at the heart of the estate.
Sir Dave Brailsford said Foxhills was chosen by the cycling team because of its facilities:
“With the golf, swimming pools and the gym, you felt like you were in an athletic environment but in a very nice retreat setting with great facilities to continue to train”.
Inspired by Froome? Then stay in his room!
Available year-round, the two-night package costs £270 per person sharing a spacious double room with breakfast (traditional full English is available if preferred) and all cycling activities. Serious fans can request to stay in the same room as their particular hero. Non-cycling partners pay £220 and there is a £50 per night supplement for singles occupying a double room.
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About Foxhills and the Velo Package
Set in 400 acres of countryside, Foxhills Hotel and Resort is a welcoming retreat set in the heart of the Surrey countryside, yet on London’s doorstep. Only 20 minutes away from Heathrow and close to Windsor, Ascot, RHS Wisley, Legoland, and Thorpe Park Resort, at the heart of the estate stands a beautiful 19th Century Manor House. Spacious well-appointed bedrooms are provided in a choice of annexes that are situated a short walk from The Manor House, spa, tennis courts and purpose built children’s clubhouse. For more information on the Foxhills Velo Package click here.
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