Prepare to see cycling as you have never seen it before over two days of fun and action in the Vuelta Playa Blanca on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February. Handcycling is a novel way of riding and this event is very much a family spectacle in the popular resort of Playa Blanca at the southern tip of Lanzarote.
On Saturday there is a recreation and promotional ride starting at 11 am (gather at 10.30) from the Hotel H10 Timanfaya Palace to Puerto Marina Rubicon where refreshments will be ready to greet everyone. All ages are welcome on this first ride but under 13’s should be accompanied by an adult, and 13 to 16 year olds are welcome on their own but must have parental consent. Then on Sunday the main event takes place over a longer route.
The Sunday build up will start at 11.15am from Hotel H10 Timanfaya Palace, arriving in the city centre for 11.30, then at noon the Vuelta Playa Blanca gets under way, finishing at 1.10 pm. Local police will ensure the route is cleared and safe and a support van will also follow to make sure there are no unexpected problems. After the last riders arrive, there’s a chance to grab some food and drink before the prize giving at 1.45 pm.
Registration for the big race is free but competitors are encouraged to pay three euros to the charitable association TriWWW . In return for this donation there is entry into a draw with prizes of T shirts, safety clothing and meals at a la carte restaurant. The draw will be made at 1.30 pm after the race. It’s going to be a great weekend so make sure you add it to your diary.