Cycling Presentation

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Apart from ordinary two-wheeled bicycles,
cycling also includes
riding unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, and
other similar human-powered vehicles.
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Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now
number about one billion worldwide. They are the
principal means of transportation in many
regions.Cycling is a very efficient and effective mode of
transportation optimal for short to moderate distances.
Bicycles provide numerous benefits compared to motor
vehicles, including exercise, an alternative to the use of fossil
fuels, no air or noise pollution, much reduced traffic
congestion, easier parking, greater maneuverability, and
access to both roads and paths. The advantages are at less
financial cost to the user as well as society (negligible
damage to roads, and less pavement required).
2011 LOCAL RACE / CALENDAR
DATE
Race Particulars
Distance
6th February
Qormi - Pavi Circuit - Organised by Qormi C.C.
10.5 km
13th February
20th February
Zebbug By-Pass:Organised by Mosta AF Sign Studio C.C.
Salina /Coast Road Circuit -Organised by Team Greens
100 km
40 km
6th March
St. Paul's By-Pass Circuit -Organised by Melita Pedal Power C.C.
87 km
20th March
3rd. July
Nadur Gozo - Organised by Team Greens
Coast Road Circuit - Organised by Birkirkara S.J.
20 km
7th August
7th April
8th April
Santa Maria Sprints - Organised by Mosta AF Sign Studio C.C.
Tour ta' Malta - Salina/ Coast Road Circuit
Tour ta' Malta - St. Martin/Ghajn Tuffieha Circuit
Sprints
32 km
100 km
9th April
10th April
17th July
24th April
Tour ta' Malta - Ta' Penellu Hill Climb
Tour ta’ Malta - Fun Ride
Kalkara “Devil take the hindmost” race for “Puttinu Cares” MCF/KLC
Ta' Penellu Circuit - National Championship (1)
85 kms
Fun Ride
Laps
40 km
St. Martin/Ghajn Tuffieha Circuit - National Championship (2)
70 km
19th June
Mriehel By-Pass - National Championship (1)
30 km
26th June
Salina Circuit/Coast Road - National Championship (2)
33 km
10th July
21st August
Zurrieq Circuit - National Champioship (3)
Miziep Hill Climb - National Championship (3)
100 km
2 km
8th May
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The races take place from Spring through to Autumn.
Professional races range from the multi-day "Grand Tour" stage races such
as the Tour de France,
Giro d'Italia and the
Vuelta a España
to single day "Classics" such as the
Ronde van Vlaanderen and
Milan – San Remo. The longest one-day road race sanctioned by
USA Cycling is Lotoja which covers the 206 miles (332 km) from Logan,
Utah to Jackson,
Wyoming. Criteriums are races based on circuits typically less than a mile in
length and sometimes run for a set time (60min, 90min, etc.) rather than a
specific distance.
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The physical exercise gained from cycling is generally linked with
increased health and well-being.
Cycling is a 'highly suitable activity‘.
Bicycles are often used by people seeking to improve their fitness and
cardiovascular health. In this regard, cycling is especially helpful for
those with arthritis of the lower limbs who are unable to pursue sports
that cause impact to the knees and other joints. Since cycling can be used
for the practical purpose of transportation, there can be less need for selfdiscipline to exercise.
•TOUR DE FRANCE: Gilbert wins Stage 1 of 2011 Tour
•Recent victory at the Clasica San Sebastian
•Won the Amstel Gold Race, 1st in 2010 & 1ST in 2011
•Fleche-Wallonne,
•Liege-Bastogne-Liege - 1st place
Cycling
By
Justin-Clyde Bugeja
2012.

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