By Euro Weekly News Media • 01 June 2015 • 13:57
ENGINES roared across Motril as it welcomed the Morocco Riders, a group of motorcyclists who started their journey on May 24 in Tangier.The Moroccan Consul in Almeria, Sellam Berrada, joined acting mayor of Motril, Luisa Garcia Chamorro, together with Sports councillor, Jose Garcia Fuentes, and head of the Port Authorities, Francisco Alvarez de la Chica to welcome the 100 participants of the Morocco Riders route 2015 upon their arrival to the Motril Port from Alhucemas (Morocco).Ms Chamorro explained that the event was a non-competitive race that aimed to allow participants to bond over the 12-day trip. The racers started in Tangier and travelled along the north coast of Morocco to the Alhucemas Port, to arrive in Motril on Sunday (May 31).Today (Monday June 1), they headed through Granada, Cordoba and Sevilla, and will arrive in Lisbon on Tuesday. They are expected to visit Cadiz and complete the trip on Saturday, having travelled a total distance of 2,414 kilometres.“Motorcycle trips allow adventurers to bond and create friendship bridges amongst people of different nationalities,” said Mr Berrada. “Motril has the honour of being the door into the country for all the participants.”
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