All set for Mojacar mountain bike event

FIRST OUTING: More than 400 riders will compete in this event.

MOJACAR’S first mountain bike race is 10 days away. More than 400 riders are expected to compete in the MTB La Mojaquera on Sunday September 30. Organisers  are putting ‘all their efforts’ into signing more participants from surrounding areas and regions and from further afield including Madrid.

The event is open to both professional and amateur cycle lovers, offering an opportunity to discover the natural, historical and monumental richness of the Sierra Cabrera Mountains and the coastal area, say officials.

Participants will be able to choose between a 48km route and an easier 35km ride, with each starting and finishing in Mojacar football stadium. The open timed 48km race covers Playa de Macenas, Rambla de Macenas, Sopalmo, La Adelfa, El Moro, Sopalmo, Playa del Manaca, Playa de Macenas, Puerto Marina Hotel, La Parata and Las Marinas.

The highest peak is almost 650 metres and only eight kilometres will be on tarmac. The shorter event will not be considered as a race but will follow a similar, though more accessible, easier route including 10km on tarmac.

Fruit, water and energy snacks will be supplied in several points and two Red Cross ambulances will be in attendance. Further details: Aguila Bike on 950 133 063 and 950 615 016, or e-mail

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