The "Spanish Roubaix"

A Sportive with sterrato. Also Retro bikes and Tweed cycling meetup in Medina de Rioseco (Valladolid, Spain) on 18th & 19th July. #gpcanaldecastilla

domingo, 22 de marzo de 2015

Registration open

Registration is open from 2 March. Registration will close on Monday 13 July at 10pm unless maximum limit reached beforehand.


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 III Retro GP Canal de Castilla  (Saturday 18 July 2015) 

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 IV Tweed cycling meetup (Sunday 19 July 2015) 

Coming to GP CANAL DE CASTILLA is easy with LOGISTICS & BIKE



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martes, 10 de febrero de 2015

Coming to GP Canal de Castilla is easy with Logistics & Bike

LOGISTICS & BIKE, provider of logistical services supporting development of cycling tourism events in Spain, has agreed with the organizers of GP CANAL DE CASTILLA 2015 to offer a transport service for anyone wishing to participate in any of three events over the weekend (GPCC – RETRO GPCC – Tweed) of 17-19 July in Medina de Rioseco. This consists of the direct transfer of cyclists and their return, with bicycle and with or without companion; from Barajas "Adolfo Suarez" Airport in Madrid to the locality of Medina de Rioseco, on the 17thand 19th of July respectively.
Transport is carried out in VIP buses with air conditioning, heating, reclinable seats and DVD player.


Itinerary:
17TH JULY (BARAJAS “ADOLFO SUAREZ” AIRPORT, MADRID to MUNICIPAL SPORTS HALL, MEDINA DE RIOSECO):
Departure time: 16.00 local time.
Journey time: Direct (without stops) takes approximately two hours and thirty minutes to Medina de Rioseco.
Estimated time of arrival: 18.30 local time.

19TH JULY (MUNICIPAL SPORTS HALL, MEDINA DE RIOSECO – BARAJAS “ADOLFO SUAREZ” AIRPORT, MADRID):
Departure time: 16.00 local time.
Journey time: Direct (without stops) takes approximately two hours and thirty minutes to Barajas “Adolfo Suarez” Airport).
Estimated time of arrival: 18.30 local time.
The bikes will be carried in closed vehicles with the experience of LOGISTICS*BIKE, who are specialised in transporting bicycles.

The service is as follows:
Arrival at Barajas “Adolfo Suarez” Airport, Madrid: fully-identified LOGISTICS&BIKE personnel will be waiting for you and the other already confirmed cyclists according to the arrival schedules of your domestic or international flights. Personnel will be waiting for you between 08.00 and 15.30 local time and only in the Barajas “Adolfo Suarez” Airport. For those of you arriving on an early flight, feel free to check your bike in for transport and go off and explore the city and have lunch provided you are back at Barajas in good time for departure at 16.00.

Collection and movement of bicycles: LOGISTICS&BIKE will transport bicycles that have been packaged for transport (in a bag or box) in the same condition as they have been received. When checking the bike in for delivery, LOGISTICS&BIKE personnel will inspect the external delivery conditions together with the cyclist who will sign their bike over to the care of LOGISTICS&BIKE. The bike package will be marked with a sticker including the basic route and owners details. All bikes will be insured for any damage by LOGISTICS&BIKE.
LOGISTICS&BIKE will offload the bikes in the Municipal Sports Hall of Medina de Rioseco where you can collect your bicycle on July 17 from 20.00 local time up to 22.00 local time or, having previously specified this when leaving your bicycle; on July 18 from 06.00 to 07.30 local time. Collection of bicycles after the event(s) to transfer them back to Barajas “Adolfo Suarez” Airport will be confirmed during the event at the OFICINA PERMANENTE and departure time on the Sunday is at 16.00.

This service will cost €110 for one cyclist plus one bike without companion and €160 for one cyclist plus one bike plus one companion (WITHOUT bicycle). For additional companions or groups, please email: escribenos@logisticsbike.com

Contract this service online through the website www.logisticsbike.com/eventos. (The website is in Spanish so if you have any problems please contactgpcanaldecastilla@gmail.com and we can guide you through it or reserve on your behalf). 

TRASLADO VIP DE CICLOTURISTAS DE LA GP CANAL DE CASTILLA 2015 DESDE EL AEROPUERTO DE BARAJAS, MADRID

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miércoles, 3 de diciembre de 2014

III Sportive: GP CANAL DE CASTILLA "THE ROUBAIX CASTELLANA"


Canal de Castilla en bici
Author:Carmelo Ortega

The start of the Sportive is located in the quaint town of  Medina de Rioseco in the province of Valladolid on Saturday 18 July 2015 at 8am, following a circular route to end up back in Medina de Rioseco after cycling 165km through the provinces of Valladolid and Palencia.


Sportive GP Canal de Castilla
Author:Carmelo Ortega

GP Canal de Castilla 2015 will attempt to recreate the ambience of the yesteryears of cycling by: 

  • Using unpaved roads, 50km in total, divided into 10 separate stretches.
  • Compulsory control points at the refreshment stops, where, like the races at the beginning of the 20th century, the participants MUST have their CANAL PASSPORT stamped to continue on their way.
Canal de Castilla
Author: www.elpedaldefrodo.com Canal Passport
  • Good sportsmanship and a ‘lend-a-friend-a-hand’ attitude is a must, given that in the unpaved areas there is no roadside assistance for cyclists (apart from the broom wagon). Please note that medical assistance in the event of an accident is provided along the entire route.
Helping in GP Canal de Castilla
Author: www.elpedaldefrodo.com
  • There will be NO chips or classifications issued, which makes the GPCC a 100% friendly race.


Despite not having hard climbs the GP Canal de Castilla is a test of stamina, due to the kilometres on unpaved sections and many uphill sections. All this, together with average speed controls of 20km/hr, means that to successfully attempt our race one needs to be in very good physical shape and have followed specific training prior to the day.

Click on the following link to see the detailed route:



The route profile is as follows (double click to enlarge image):


GP Canal de Castilla profile
 Author: Carmelo Ortega.The roads are marked in grey 
The  colour code in the profile of the UNPAVED SECTIONS is as follows:

  • YELLOW: Towpaths (unpaved roads running parallel to the Canal de Castilla). In the 2015 edition there will be three towpaths totalling 33.7km.
 BROWN: Strade bianchi (agricultural lanes). In 2015 there will be seven stretches of sterrato totalling 16.8km.

Sterrato Spanish Roubaix
Author: Carmelo Ortega. Typical view of strade bianche included in the GPCC

Take a closer look at the types of surface of the special sections and the hill profile in the following link:


Unpaved sections and hills in the GPCC 2015

The race will have four refreshment stops (two with food and two liquid refreshments), where it will be compulsory to have the “Canal Passport” stamped.

Dueñas GP Canal de Castilla
Author: www.elpedaldefrodo.com
Roadside assistance will be provided at the refreshment stops and from the broom wagon.

The 50km of unpaved terrain have been marked out in the profile. To be able to successfully manage these it is important to bear in mind the following advice for bikes and materials.



Registration for 400 cyclists 

The cost is 41 euros and includes two liquid refreshments and two liquid and food stops, final meal, goody bag, medical and mechanical services and changing and shower facilities. Also Insurance from the Spanish cycling federation  which is compulsory if you are coming from abroad and/or do not hold an annual Spanish cycling federation licence.


Author: www.elpedaldefrodo.com

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III RETRO GP CANAL DE CASTILLA

The Retro GPCC ride (Sunday 19 July 2015 at 9am) is the smaller sister event of the GPCC. It is a ride reserved for 100 “Retro cyclists”, who:

-Use only racing bikes made prior to 1987 (which must have the gears on the frame and not the handlebars, save exceptions which have been expressly approved by the organisation). NOTE: Brake cables must be OFF the handlebars.
-Do not bring Mountain Bikes (MTB) or any other bike other than a racing bike.

Bicicleta clásica de carretera
Author: Carmelo Ortega. Only type of bicycle admitted in the Retro GPCC
-Only dress in vintage maillots (made prior to 1987 or woollen or a modern imitation of teams from before 1987). Cycling shorts should be black or from the same team as the maillot.

Maillot antiguo

No cyclist will be able to participate if they do not comply with the specified requirements. We would like to point out that we will be very strict with the compliance of these rules for the benefit of the essence and style of the event, apart from exceptions which have been previously justified before confirmation of the registration.

IMPORTANT: In the event that someone initially declares upon registration to comply with the rules and then upon confirmation of the registration it proves to be otherwise, this person will not be admitted on the ride and their registration refunded.

Medina de Rioseco will also be the start and finish of this ride, which will be 67km long through the provinces of Valladolid and Palencia, sharing much of the same route at the beginning and the end as the longer race.

Click on the following link to see the route in detail:





The profile of the route is as follows (double click to enlarge):

Retro GP Canal de Castilla 2015


The 25km of unpaved sections are marked in a different colour, 

The colour code in the profile of the UNPAVED SECTIONS is as follows:

YELLOW: Towpaths (unpaved roads running parallel to the Canal del Castilla).
BROWN: Strade bianchi (agricultural lanes).

Rustic-style food and refreshments (do not expect energy bars, gels and suchlike, but wine and traditional food) will be provided halfway along the route, in the historic town of Ampudia.

Ampudia calle soportales

Speed will be controlled at all times, riding as a group at a pace set by the organisation, except in the last 13.5km along the Canal de Castilla and in the optional sections, where there is no speed control. 



Registrations for 100 vintage cyclists 

The cost is 30 euros and includes one food stop, final meal, goody bag, medical and mechanical services and changing and shower facilities. Also Insurance from the Spanish cycling federation  which is compulsory if you are coming from abroad and/or do not hold an annual Spanish cycling federation licence.


Author: Carmelo Ortega

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IV GP CANAL DE CANAL TWEED CYCLING MEETUP

If the Retro GPCC is the smaller sister event of the GPCC, the Tweed cycling meetup, which is into its fourth edition this year, is the baby of the family of our plan for Sunday 19 July 2015.

Retrobikes in Medina de Rioseco
Author: Fernando Fradejas
It will start at 11am and is reserved for Tweed cyclists, who:

1) Use bicycles made prior to 1987: racing bikes, tandems, sit-up-and-beg-bikes, trade bicycles (postman, forest ranger...), motorettes, retro bmx, velosolex, penny farthings, old tricycles...
2) Do not use Mountain Bikes (MTB).

Retrobikes meetup
Author: Fernando Fradejas

3) Who dress in a tweed style, elegantly or dress to match their bicycle (classic maillot if it is a road bike, as a postman or miner or labourer with a matching trade bicycle, or as a child if bringing a motorette or retro bmx for example).

Vintage cyclist in Medina de Rioseco
Author: Fernando Fradejas
No cyclist will be able to participate if they do not comply with the specified requirements. We would like to point out that we will be very strict with the compliance of these rules for the benefit of the essence and style of the event, apart from exceptions which have been previously justified before confirmation of the registration.

Medina de Rioseco will be the focal point of our meetup, which will consist of a ride through the streets of the beautiful city, home to the Admirals in the past, and after many a photo the participants will have a couple of drinks in the most emblematic bars in the town.

Tweed cycling in high street
Author: Fernando Fradejas
Registration will open in June. 

Registration will be free, although if you would like a participant bag and to join us for lunch in a nearby restaurant there is a small fee of 16 euros.

Author: Carmelo Ortega

The cost is 16 euros and includes two refreshment stops, final meal, goody bag, insurance and changing and shower facilities. 

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martes, 2 de diciembre de 2014

Retro Cycling Rides around Europe

  The full list of Retro Rides in Europe


 

Spain 

Retro GP Canal de Castilla

 La Monreal
La Monreal

http://lahistorica.cc/
La Histórica
La Pedals de Clip
La Pedals de Clip



 La Retrovisor
La Retrovisor

Retrotrobada ciclista


Austria

In Velo Veritas
Tour d Alba

Belgium

 Retro Ronde
Retro Ronde


Bearn Cyclo Classique

 La Patrimoine
La Patrimonie










Italy



 Giro de Italia d´Epoca
Giro d´Italia d´Epoca (18 different events)
 La Eroica Toscana
L´Eroica


 
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