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6-Points Challenge – Oh no, it is NOT!

What are you on about??

We are told that the perception is that the Senses 6Points Cycling Challenge Mallorca is “yet another bike race!”

Well, it is NOT!

Let us try and tell you what 6Points Challenges is all about…..

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But first, 6Points is so named because the “traditional” rides take in the 6 most prominent points of an island – the most northerly, southerly, westerly and easterly cardinal points and the highest and lowest points.  For Mallorca, they are Cap Formentor, Cap Ses Salines,  St Elm, Capdepera, Puig Major and the sea in Port Adriano.

6Points Cycling Challenges runs multi-day, eco-friendly cycling events on the Balearics. We do Mallorca in May and, on alternate years, either Ibiza and Formentera or Menorca in October (this year it will be Ibiza and Formentera).  These rides are intended to offer the finest long distance riding experience in a beautiful environment with fun and camaraderie at their core – they are NOT a race!

We keep the total number of 6Points riders relatively small – no more than 75-80 in total.  We break the riders up into small, similar performance and like-minded groups of 10 and provide a Support Car for each group.  We do this to prevent traffic congestion and to offer the best camaraderie and opportunity to build friendships and have fun. These groups have coffee related names – for example, our very fast group is named “Espresso”.

Each group rides at a sensible pace and sticks together and we have a “no drop” policy.  The Support Car has 2 friendly people crewing it and is equipped with snacks and water, first aid kit and simple spares for the bikes. The Support Crew are there to have fun too and work to make the ride more pleasant for the riders.

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The rides are tough (Senses 6Points Mallorca Muntanas route is over 400 kms long and calls for over 7000 metres of climbing) but huge fun and offer wonderful opportunities to enjoy our beautiful scenery, to network and build great friendships.   For Mallorca, we have introduced a second, easier route which we call “Valles”. Senses 6Points Mallorca Valles route travels up the inside of the Tramuntanas and is 340 kms and has about 4500 metres of climbing.

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We lay on pretty much everything for our riders – we offer a Hotel and Dinner package which encompass the whole long weekend (Thursday evening Briefing Dinner to the Sunday Finishers Celebration Dinner). The whole group stays in excellent 4* hotels and enjoy excellent meals, often in private restaurants.  We transport your luggage around the route and we offer on-the-road support and Support Car snacks and water refills. We will have an excellent live band (The Syndicate) at the Finishers Dinner to round things off in style.

6Points is now in its sixth year and has run 8 major events in which nearly 300 people have participated.  The Ajuntament de Calvia has supported us from day 1 and we ride for Charity.  We have raised over €120,000 for Mallorca based charities including Asdica, Yachting Gives Back, Save the Med, Allen Graham for Kids, Prodis and Rana Foundation.

Two quotes from riders:

“It was an amazing event, great organisation, great company, great experience and looking forward to May 2022 already.”

And

UNIQUE! ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! 👏👏👏”

Come and ride with us on 20, 21 and 22 May 2022 and have the ride of your life!  Register at https://6pointschallenges.com/mallorca-registration/

If you would like to participate for the weekend as a much appreciated volunteer, please contact us using WhatsApp on +34 636 030004 or email to hola@6pointschallenges.com.

Watch this 2 minute video from 6Points Mallorca 2021 to get a feeling for the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QelDki2pp-k

6Points Cycling Challenges focuses on making the rider experience the top priority and our goal is to run the best multi-day bike rides on the planet, whilst raising money for charity.

 Our Website – https://6pointschallenges.com/

Follow us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/6PointsChallenges

 Photo credits and thanks to Phil Rogan Photography Projects

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