Ironman Legend to Lead Bangkok - Phuket Bicycle Ride in September; Limited Space

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 31 May 2012

Ironman legend, Jurgen Zack, will be leading a SpiceRoads road bike tour from Bangkok to Phuket, Thailand, on 8-15 September 2012.

This special road bike tour is designed for cyclists that want to push themselves hard each day and at the same time have an opportunity to ride with a professional triathlete.

Spending eight days with Zack participants will be able to get training tips and to hear some of Zack's tales of racing against other triathlete legends such as Mark Allen, Dave Scott and Greg Welch.

Hailing from Germany, Zack holds eight worldwide Ironman titles, with 8 top 10 finishes at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.He won the European Championship five times between 1989 and 1999. In 1999 he set the Ironman bike course record of 4:14:16 in Roth, Germany.

Zack currently heads the Triathlon Academy at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club in Phuket, Thailand.

On the Bangkok to Phuket tour cyclists will ride 700 km in six cycling days. The group, which will be limited to 20 participants who have road riding experience, will ride along both the east and the west coast of Thailand and spend nights at resorts along the way, with afternoons free to enjoy the beach or the pool.

The tour ends at Nai Yang beach on the resort island of Phuket.

The tour cost is US$1,950 and will be fully supported by air conditioned vehicles, with water, sports drinks and snacks provided during the ride and each participant will receive three complimentary Thai massages, a SpiceRoads bike jersey and cap.

Riders can use their own bikes, or rent a Trek 2.1C from SpiceRoads for US$200.

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