Important International and Local Cycling Events
Great weather, challenging country trails and ideal infrastructure, make Cyprus the perfect place for mountain bikers. Competitive riders from all over the world come to the island to hone their skills and collect points or win prize money.
The Cyprus Cycling Federation, a member of the International Cycling Union (UCI) organises a number of competitions throughout the year. One of the most popular is the “Race Under The Sun”, a Class 1 International Cross Country MTB Race, held under the auspices of UCI (Union Cyclist International) which takes place around the popular coastal resort of Lemesos (Limassol), in the village of Germasogeia in spring. The course covers 6 competitive kilometres covered several times by some of the world’s top mountain bikers.
Also well known in bikers’ circles is the three-day international mountain bike competition called “Afxentia”, which attracts famous cyclists from all over Europe as many consider it an excellent way to test their winter preparation. The “Afxentia” race is part of the Sunshine Cup, which consists of 4 events taking place in February and March.
In addition “Podilatokinisis”, the Cycling Federation’s own club, as well as the Lemesos (Limassol) Cycling Club, hold various non racing cycling activities where everyone is welcome. So if cycling sounds like too much hard work, just come and watch and join in the fun on a great day outdoors.