If proof was needed that we support and are supported by the areas where we take our journeys then this is a good start. We are proud to announce that at the start of this year La Fabrica Coffee Works launched their very own cycle race team. La Fabrica Race Team.

La Fabrica is part of our Girona trip as it will fuel us with caffeine and goodies each day. It is run by Christian Meier, of Orica Greenedge, and his wife Amber and I have been drinking coffee their since the very first day having been their photographer from the start. That relationship has developed and I now call Christian and Amber friends and I have been invited to extend the photographic connection to be the photographer for the Race Team and we have been able to become co-sponsors of the team – along with some very prestigious local and international brands.

Not only is it pretty cool to see our name alongside other fancy names and not only is it great to be helping out a local bunch of really talented young riders, but we hope it will garner some interesting trip options. We have our standard Girona trips – which are far from standard, they are special in their own right. But then we are hoping to add in some Girona options to ride with the guys on the team on a couple of days of a long weekend Escape. These guys are good riders, I mean, really quite strong riders. So this would be a trip to push yourselves hard. And it will prove that Girona has more than enough hurt potential in her locker for anyone out there who thinks they need massive mountain ranges for epic challenges. Anyway, one for the back burner, let us know if you fancy some hurt though.

That said, these guys – along with Christian – are super nice kids. They just love riding bikes. So while they might be able to hurt us mere mortals, they get the ethos of riding with mates. It’s high time I got back an hour up the Autopista and rode with them and took a few shots for them and to share here. Always a pleasure.

Stay tuned for regular updates of the Team and also for opportunities for those extras on a Girona trip in 2016.