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Neilson, in partnership with Boardman Bikes and Chris Boardman MBE

This year sees a fantastic new direction for our cycling holidays. We've teamed up with Boardman Bikes to offer the highest specification and most extensive range of bikes yet in our top five cycling destinations across Spain, Sardinia and Greece. The partnership with Boardman Bikes is something we're incredibly excited about; as a cycling brand, Boardman Bikes are as passionate about cycling as we are.

All about Boardman Bikes...
  • Available in five Beachclubs: Mar Menor in Spain, Buca, Messini and Retreat in Greece and Baia dei Mori in Sardinia
  • Introduction of a carbon road bike as standard fleet bike
  • More extensive range of bikes including hybrid and adventure bikes in the standard bike fleet
  • Full suspension mountain bikes as standard in Mar Menor Beachclub
  • Book-a-bike Premium Plus with full Ultra Di2 electronic groupset at Mar Menor Beachclub

Boardman is a British cycling brand formed in 2007, yet its lineage goes back much further thanks to its namesake, the Olympic Gold medalist, Word record holder and cycling advocate Chris Boardman MBE. Following an illustrious career as a pro cyclist, achieving multiple National titles, grand tour success, Olympic Gold and World records, Chris utilised his knowledge and experience to support a new generation of Olympians through his role as R&D director at British Cycling, overseeing product innovation for the 2008 Olympic games.

At the same time, the idea was born to create a British bike brand with Chris - his passion for innovation and performance at its heart. Fast forward over ten years, and the brand continues to go from strength to strength. Boardman powered athletes have won gold in every Olympics since the brand's inception in 2007 and the products have won countless awards for quality, value and performance.

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Boardman SLR 8.9 road bike

Our standard road bike in Messini, Buca, Retreat, Baia dei Mori and Mar Menor Beachclubs is the Boardman SLR 8.9 with a light-weight carbon frame -  we can't wait for you to give it a go.  

The SLR 8.9 Carbon uses the same aero tube profiles and geometry as the top of the range SLR 9.8. The brand-new frame has been designed to combine fantastic stiffness and ride quality with much more aerodynamic tube profiles to give riders an increase in speed for the same effort. Features such as the integrated seat clamp reduce drag further, whilst dropped seat stays and a full carbon fork both help with maintaining comfort. A stiff, oversized PF86 bottom bracket area means that the bike responds instantly when you put the power down. Overall the SLR 8.9 is fast and agile enough to race but comfortable enough for long days in the saddle.

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Boardman MHT and MTR 8.8 mountain bike

The standard mountain bike of choice is the Boardman MHT 8.8, it's perfectly suited to the trail riding around our Messini, Buca, Retreat, Baia dei Mori and Mar Menor Beachclubs. Quality components and an all-new 29er frame with slacker head tube geometry and steeper seat tube angles make the MHT 8.8 perfectly suited to fast, controlled trail riding. Rock Shox forks with 120mm of travel deliver great control over the harshest terrains and are backed up with the reduced rolling resistance offered by 29” wheels. To ensure you make the most of the speed you generate, the intuitive Sram 11-speed gearing system makes gear selection simple and you’ll never feel short of choice for either uphill or down trail.

At Mar Menor Beachclub in Spain, we also have the full suspension Boardman MTR 8.8 as part of the standard fleet. The MTR 8.8 is designed to help you push yourself over jumps and around berms. With 140mm travel the RockShox forks and Monarch rear shock give smooth control even on aggressive trail rides, whilst powerful Shimano hydraulic brakes shave off the speed when you’ve pushed that little bit too hard! 

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Boardman ADV 8.9 Adventure Bike

The Boardman ADV 8.9 Adventure Bike allows you to ride and explore almost anywhere, on roads or trails, quickly and comfortably. Gear shift quality and choice are improved courtesy of the Shimano Tiagra 2 x 10 speed, while your ability to control the bike off-road is enhanced by flared bars for increased stability and the impressive stopping power of Shimano hydraulic disc brakes means comfort and control are number one.

The Boardman ADV 8.9 gives you the ultimate Adventure Road cycling experience whilst exploring the surroundings of Messini, Buca, Retreat, Baia dei Mori or Mar Menor Beachclubs.

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Boardman HYB 8.8 Hybrid bike

If you’ve never quite got to grips with the drop handlebars of a road bike then look no further than a Hybrid bike from our standard fleet. With one chainring at the front, but a huge range 11-42 tooth cassette at the rear, you have less weight, less to go wrong, the same overall spread of gears as with a two-chainring setup and happily less chance of choosing the wrong gear. That along with Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes ensure that control and comfort are top of the list.

The hybrid bike is available exclusively in Messini, Buca or Retreat Beachclubs in Greece and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia.

Boardman SLR 9.2 road bike

We've chosen the Boardman SLR 9.2 for our Premium road bikes. Available to book for your own personal use for £95 per week, the SLR 9.2 has a C10 carbon frame and fork with full Ultegra groupset.  

With a geometry which encourages all day riding, but with the speed of a lightweight, aero-optimised race bike, the SLR 9.2 could be the perfect bike for a whole range of road-based adventures.

The SLR 9.2 is available in Mar Menor, Baia dei Mori, Messini, Buca and Retreat Beachclubs.

Boardman SLR 9.4 road bike

Exclusive to Mar Menor Beachclub we've introduced a Premium Plus road bike, available to book for just £125 per week. The Boardman SLR 9.4 with full Ultegra Di2 groupset offers stand our performance and is bound to be popular with our serious road cyclists.

Shimano’s impressive Ultegra Di2 R8050 groupset needs no introduction, with electronic shifting ensuring perfect gear changes every time. For a bike which delivers such stand-out performance, we had to make sure it had the visual presence to match, and the bright fluro-yellow paint job of the SLR 9.4 means it will be easy for your riding companions to keep track of you as you disappear up the road ahead of them.