Ride the Capital 2018

Cyprus : Ride the Capital 2018

Nicosia Tourism Board organises for the fourth year the exciting cycling event RIDE THE CAPITAL! Choose one of the two rides, the family or the expert one, and get to know Nicosia on your bike, on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2!


FREE TRANSPORTATION FROM OTHER CITIES- Minimum number of people 10 (Reservation required)

Saturday, 1 Dec
Starting point: Old Municipal Market, 17:00

Join us for a unique free bike ride through the Old City of Nicosia.
A licensed tour guide will enlighten you at our selected stops at cultural and historical places of interest. Cyclists Across Barriers will operate the bike ride and offer three places for people with disabilities or limited mobility and one place on a tandem bike for a person with limited sight.

Stops for sightseeing:
Old Power House
Omerye Mosque
Archbishopric-Pancyprian Gymnasium
Pafos Gate
Fairy Tale Museum (free entrance)
Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum (Free Entrance)

Bring your own bike and helmet!
Bookings: www.visitnicosia.com.cy/family-route

Madari, Papoutsa, Kionia
Sunday, 2 December, 2018

Starting point: Metro Supermarket, Lakatamia, 07:30

A challenging route for experienced cyclists on road bikes that takes you to the highest 3 peaks of the Nicosia district. The length of the route is around 160Km, with steep gradients and almost 3000 metres total climb. A minimum contribution of €20 is required for your participation and it includes a T-Shirt and lunch at a local restaurant.

Bookings and payment: www.visitnicosia.com.cy/3peaks-challenge
Bring your own bike and helmet!

Expert Route details:
7.30 Metro Supermarket, Lakatamia
• 1st Mountain Peak –MADARI- Estimated arrival time at 11.00
• Break time 30 minutes at Madari area (preferably at Handria village)
• Departure at 11.30hrs
• 2nd Mountain Peak – PAPOUTSA - Re-grouping at 12.00hrs at Papoutsa (10min break)-preparation for the big descend to Apliki
• 12.25 hrs regrouping at Apliki (road towards Farmakas)
• 3rd Mountain Peak – KIONIA Estimated arrival time at 14.10
• 14.10-14.40 Break time 30 minutes in Kionia picnik site. (In case of cold weather, the break will take place in another area which will be confirmed on the day. All participants will have to climb to Kionia first and then have a break)
• 14.40 preparations for the last part of the route from Kionia to KAPEDES
• Stop at Kapedes for lunch at 15:15. After lunch there will be a bus to take you back to Nicosia, so you need to reserve your place in advance if you are not cycling back to Nicosia.


• All participating cyclists should be in adequate physical condition that would allow them to cycle the whole distance. It is a long demanding route with steep climbing gradients at various sections.
• A support car will escort the group and can carry the participants’ personal belongings. Participants can have access to their belongings at any time as long as it is safe to do so.
• The escort car will be at end of the group mostly, to scoop up those cyclists that are unable to keep up with the group’s pace. If for any reason you cannot keep up with rest of the group you MUST board the escort car (along with your bike) to be driven to the next stop where you can rejoin the group.
• If for any reason a cyclist refuses to board the escort car will have to continue with the rest of the group to keep up with the timetable.
• We hope to keep the scheduled times, but please be aware that the timetable is approximate and will depend on the pace of the group and the weather conditions on the day.
• Break and regrouping duration times though will have to be followed very strictly.
• We will offer hot beverages, cake, fruit and energy bars at every stop.
• We will be followed by a safety motorbike.
• The escort car will carry spare tires to be used by the participants if needed.
• Participants should be prepared for weather changes (rain, cold, winds) and high-altitude weather. We will be update you with the weather forecast nearer to the time.
• We will be in contact with each and every one who applies
• Participation fee is Euro 20 including a T-shirt and lunch

For more information: [email protected], 22889600


From: Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Until: Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
Time: See Description


Nicosia Cyprus


Phone: 22889600

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