Dan (British) & Emelie (Swedish) live in Mallorca. In 2011, we started Marsh-Mallows.com, a business specialising in high end bespoke cycling events for between 10-50 cyclists.
In 2012 Emelie suffered a traumatic brain injury & spent 2 years in recovery – www.emeliemarsh.com. In February 2015, Emelie was diagnosed with breast cancer & spent the rest of 2015 undergoing treatment. We feel we are incredibly lucky that we have benefitted from other people’s fundraising & research into treatments and are keen to give something back. We have created this charity cycling weekend (www.ttsacalobra.com) where all profits will go to a local cancer charity in Mallorca – ASPANOB – everyone involved is kindly donating their time for free.
In co-ordination with Ajuntament de Escorca and a number of other partners, we are creating a rather special cycling event.
We like to keep our events small & personal. This event is no different. The entry numbers to the TT Sa Calobra wekend will always be limited.
The Time Trial Sa Calobra is part of the weekend and has been created by us, specially for you. There are no other participants.
In 2014, we ran our time trial up Sa Calobra. To be there as the sun came up and see the mountain slowly awaken & prepare for the day was a wonderful feeling.
With fresh legs, the riders warmed up at the bottom, by the sea, before being able to post a good time up the iconic climb. The winning male was Daniel Coll in a time of 26 minutes 18 seconds and the winning female was Katie Handyside in a time of 45minutes and 17 seconds.
In 2015, we created more of a party atmosphere and made a day of it. Our guests enjoyed the culture of Mallorca as well as its incredible cycling. We also thought it might be a bit of fun for people to be able to compare their times with the professionals, so we invited a few of the experts to join the party. With the help of MTN Qhubeka, Cervelo, Matt Prior, One Pro Cycling and a number of other relationships both here in Mallorca & the UK, we created an interesting guest list of riders.
It’s was more than just a 9.4km TT… we created a full day on the bike, with a loop that starts & finishes in Port de Soller. It is ideal for those that want to race up against the clock or a unique opportunity for those who are new(ish) to cycling.
In 2016 we have moved it on further and have created a weekend event – 2 days of cycling & 2 evenings of entertainment. It is an opportunity to get to know each other a bit better.