Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October, the primary version of the bike competition will happen in three locations within the metropolis of Valence. An occasion imagined by a number of native associations.
Have you ever all the time dreamed of touring by bike however you do not know manage your self and wish recommendation? Don’t panic ! For the primary time in Valence, a competition devoted to biking will happen on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October! Organized by a collective of cyclo vacationers, and supported by a number of native associations together with Roulons en ville à vélo (REEV), the occasion has a single vocation: to encourage folks to journey by bicycle relatively than by automotive or motorcycle. “At a time when international warming has taken place in our lives, we discovered that the thought was related for a number of causes”summarizes Michèle Larher, member of REEV.
Touring bikes are on the rise
And Marc Brunet to finish: “We do not know, however biking journey is a quickly growing mode of tourism. In 2021, it jumped 32% on the nationwide stage. A easy motive for this, France is the second world vacation spot after Germany for bicycle tourism. Additionally it is fascinating for the native economic system and tourism as a result of a bicycle traveler spends 68 euros on common per day in comparison with 55 euros for a mean vacationer”. Meant for biking lovers or not, the competition will happen over two days in three locations within the metropolis: the middle for all within the metropolis middle, the Trigger all the time and the bicycle home.
Conferences and workshops
The general public will be capable to participate in a number of workshops at their leisure. Amongst them, it is going to be doable to study to learn maps (Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trigger Toujours). “This is likely one of the fundamentals to know when touring by bike. On this workshop, individuals will study to search out their bearings shortly. Bernard Devis will lead the workshop and share his suggestions and recommendation”, pronounces Michèle Larher. For her half, Anne-Marie Ghemard will lead a workshop (Saturday at 4 p.m. at Trigger Toujours) to organize for her first biking journey. Sunday, October 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., within the Maison pour tous downtown, skilled pocket book maker Jérémie Bonamant Teboul will lead a workshop to learn to make journey diaries with watercolors. Whether or not you might be snug with drawing or not, this workshop is open to everybody. Jérémie might be there to information you and share with you his many biking journeys world wide. “It is a ardour I’ve had for a really very long time. Alone or with my household, I like occurring a motorbike to attach with my setting. I spent a number of years in Africa the place I coated 30,000 km. This what I like is to make graphic experiences of my travels”, he confides. The workshop will suggest each to method the journey sketch in a tutorial and sensory approach. “I’ll ask the individuals to actually let go of their potential to understand how to attract or not. The primary factor for me is that they arrive out of this workshop grown up and that they’ve loved drawing their setting”. Along with the workshops, a number of conferences are scheduled. “Many individuals will share their experiences of touring by bike in France or overseas”, says Marc Brunet. On this regard, he and his spouse will recount their biking journey that they undertook on the Dolce through in Ardèche with their three grandchildren: Lisa, Rafaël and Emma (4, 8 and 10 years previous). A novel journey on the greenway constructed on an previous railway line. “Our journey started by taking the Mastrou to entry the city of the start line, Lamastre”emphasizes Marc Brunet.
A journey marked by complicity and discovery, a brand new expertise for youngsters and for grandparents, between nights in tents, enjoyable actions and immersion in nature. “By way of this assembly with the general public, we are going to current our expertise and share our lodging recommendation and suggestions to make sure that the journey goes properly. It was a terrific journey however going with youngsters requires sure logistics, particularly since we We modified locations each night time”, he provides. A really perfect convention for households who wish to attempt biking on sunny days!
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