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Offline BeeTee

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1st. KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE
« on: Thursday, 16 April, 2015 @ 09:33:46 »
Any keen cyclists out there? Below is the Google translation from the Kefalonian Press where a small route map can be seen at the bottom...

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The cultural association Poros Kefalonia 'The PRONISOS', co-organized with the Bike Patron Group under the auspices of the municipality Kefalonia and K.E.DI.KE. organizes the 1st. KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE (1st Cycling Challenge Kefalonia), Saturday, May 2, 2015 with start and finish in Kefalonia Poros. This is a cycling challenge 200+ kilometers road bikes which targets-prepared cyclists for long distances and with experience in driving on public roads, which should cover 200+ miles a maximum time 13 hours and 30 so as to win the challenge, but also to enjoy and the natural beauty of Kefalonia.

Conditions of participation / conditions / regulations

Admitted men and women aged 18 years (completed until the day of the event) and more.
 any form of vehicle, the driving force of the man, is acceptable. The only condition is that the vehicle must be powered solely by the rider.

Your registration is valid after completing the online registration form. (From 03.01.2015 to 28.04.2015 and). http://goo.gl/forms/46Wa6Pk8gi

Or directly to the e-mail of our association pronisosporou@gmail.com indicating your name, your address, telephone number and your e-mail.

Cyclists are required to be present at the starting point 60 minutes before start

During the event, each rider is considered to be a personal journey. The cyclist has to drive according to the applicable traffic laws and observe all traffic signs.

Each rider must be self sufficient. Not allowed cars to follow or any kind of support in the path. Personal support is only allowed at checkpoints. Any violation of this requirement will result in immediate disqualification.
 If a rider leave the path, you must return to the same point of the route to the left to continue. That is, there are no shortcuts or detours from the route, unless specified by the organizer.

On the eve of the event 01/05/2015 at 18:00 to 18:45, the workshop will receive from the secretariat the DECLARATION OF PARTICIPATION - same as that signed the events of BREVET- which the sign and then receive the following:

1. The card KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE
 on the 2nd. Your official number which will bring back and bottom right of your appearance.
 3. 'One (1) Bike water bottle from the company + Watt
 4. One (1) Tzelaki by the company + Watt.
 Riders must stop at each checkpoint to seal their card between the start and end time.
 Cards are thrown to seal NOT be sealed. Card / them to be given to another cyclist to seal / stoun NOT be sealed / are.

Each rider is responsible for the diligent and correct completion of the card at each checkpoint. Incomplete seal card or loss of this means exclusion of the participant.

The cultural association Poros "O PRONISOS", the other organizers, representatives and their associations, can not and do not accept responsibility for accidents or damage that may occur before, during and after the event, with participants between themselves or with third parties . Moreover disclaims any claim participant to cover any hospital and pharmaceutical care expenses for himself and his companions, as repatriation of / of. The organizer reserves the right to expel any participant who demonstrates bad behavior before, during or after the event. Also the organizer prohibits the participation and engagement with cyclists of persons who have registered in accordance with the terms of participation and conditions of KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE, and thereon reserves all legal right.

A prerequisite for participation is the day of the event every cyclist wearing bicycle HELMET as defined by KOK

Any fraud, cheating, or deliberate violation of these rules will result in disqualification of the rider from the Challenge
 Taking part in Kefalonia Bike Challenge, cyclists accept the disclosure of their identity and that the times will make will be published by the organizers in results. Their identity will never be used for commercial purposes and will not be forwarded to a third party for this purpose.

Unforeseen issues: For anything not specified in the tender, will decide on the spot the organizing committee. The committee has the right to modify the program, the dates of the event, as well as the technical terms of the notice.

Every cyclist who entered, and starts to Kefalonia Bike Challenge, agrees with the actions to the following: Any complaint or question about the Challenge or the organization, must be submitted to the organizer in writing, at the end of the Challenge. The organizer will review the complaint and respond in writing.

FEE
 The Organizing Committee of KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE provides 8.00 euro as participation fee.

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

1. Provide one (1) bicycle water bottle + Watt.
 2. Provide one (1) energy Jell + Watt.
 3. Provision of meals WELCOME PASTA PARTY on 05/01/2015 from 19:00 to 21:00.
 4. 50% discount on ferry tickets from Killini - Poros and vice versa (IONIAN FERRIES - KEFALONIAN Lines) for all participants and their companions. A prerequisite timely enrollment and names to be sent to the ticket office situations.
 5. 25% discount on the listed price list in contracted by organizing restaurants.
 6. In cooperation with the hotels and Poros accommodation we arrange so as to benefit from accommodation packages (with or without breakfast)
 It should be mentioned that the book concerns the KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE.

http://users.otenet.gr/~infporos/greek/greekmain.htm

Note: Almost all operators in the region support the event and participate in the event. We reserve extra benefits which will be announced in the near future.

ONLY TO THE PERIOD OF THE ENTRY FORM WILL WE CAN PROVIDE THE ABOVE DIEKOLYNSEIS.

SUPPORT SERVICES
 1. Labelled route.
 2. Water supply and power (sandwich, fruit, etc.) at checkpoints (Lixouri and Fiscardo).
 3. Vehicles for collecting participants and bicycles in cases of abandonment or exclusion.

AWARDS

The Organizing Committee of KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE will be awarded commemorative medals and diplomas to ALL successfully finishers.

EXCLUSION OF PARTICIPANT
 purpose of KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE NOT criminalize the challenge given to us, but asks us to pass on the bike our education and our ecological consciousness for proper use of the bicycle as a means of both sports, but also as means of transport.

INFORMATION
 Tel: 2674072355 - 6978165880 to 6946260202

https://www.facebook.com/KefaloniaBikeChallenge

http://kefaloniapress.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59322&Itemid=188

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Re: 1st. KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 16 April, 2015 @ 21:13:05 »
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Any keen cyclists out there? Below is the Google translation from the Kefalonian Press where a small route map can be seen at the bottom...

You have to be keen to complete 200+ kms in one day! Many GGi members will know that I like a bike challenge, but training has not gone well. I hope to be fit enough, but there is not much time left.

There is also a Facebook page here.... https://www.facebook.com/KefaloniaBikeChallenge?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser

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Re: 1st. KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 17 April, 2015 @ 11:42:40 »
I believe a few more than you will struggle Mr J Roger - hear the weather hasn't been kind for bike riding/training.

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 25 April, 2015 @ 22:20:02 »
I managed to do 127 kms and 1560 mts climbing today, so I will have a go at the challenge. No way can I do 200+ kms, but will see how far I can get.


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« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 26 April, 2015 @ 00:09:09 »
Strewth Roger!!  You must be fitter than a man half your age!!  :btu:

Tony

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Re: 1st. KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 27 April, 2015 @ 13:10:28 »
Good luck Roger. But don't overdo it - we value your healthy input on here .....................

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2015 @ 21:59:48 »
Thanks Phil and Tony for your compliments. At the present time there are 38 entrants, 25 of which are locals. The organisers are not sure how many will make it from the mainland due to the ferry strike on Friday.

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Re: 1st. KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 30 April, 2015 @ 12:15:54 »
Good luck that really is a challenge !

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 30 April, 2015 @ 17:38:49 »
Roger,
All the best for Saturday. Keep those legs pumping and if you get a chance maybe you could take a few pics on the way round.

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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 30 April, 2015 @ 19:33:12 »
Good luck Roger.

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« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 30 April, 2015 @ 19:50:47 »
Good Luck Roger will think about you whilst watching the Tour de Yorkshire over here.Hope the weather is kind to you !!

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Re: 1st. KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 01 May, 2015 @ 02:15:06 »


According to Dimitris at Your Bike it rolls out of Poros plateia at 07:30.
That's 07:30 in the morning.
That's enough of a challenge for me.

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« Reply #12 on: Friday, 01 May, 2015 @ 09:20:03 »
Good luck Roger. :btu:
Always look on the bright side of life.

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Re: 1st. KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 01 May, 2015 @ 11:14:30 »
Good Luck Roger, may the wind be behind you! :lol:

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« Reply #14 on: Friday, 01 May, 2015 @ 11:49:02 »
Good Luck, Roger.  Show the youngsters a thing or two.

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« Reply #15 on: Friday, 01 May, 2015 @ 19:53:52 »
Good luck, Roger.  And may your tyres be a strong as your legs!  :lol:

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday, 02 May, 2015 @ 19:43:00 »
Below is a couple of links to the kefalonian Press with photo, etc. The second link shows who finished first.  Can anyone spot Roger?

http://kefaloniapress.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59768&Itemid=188

http://kefaloniapress.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59778&Itemid=188

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Re: 1st. KEFALONIA BIKE CHALLENGE
« Reply #17 on: Saturday, 02 May, 2015 @ 20:16:04 »
Didn't recognise our hero but a few locals seem to be enjoying the event.As long as Roger gave his all which we know he will have and is in good shape that's the main thing. Here's to next year's event and success to all involved. Cheers  for the link BeeTee some good photo's.

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« Reply #18 on: Sunday, 03 May, 2015 @ 17:28:28 »
Despite my misgivings, I managed to complete 205 kms in about 10.5 hours, not including check point stops. A well organised event thanks to Dimitris Pantazis with about 30 riders taking part. Many had not completed this kind of distance before, including myself, even in my youth!

The route



The start at 07.40



Passing Myrtos



Fiscardo check point



After the climb out of Fiscardo, a view of Ithaka



Agia Efermia



Descending from Pyrgi at 54 kph



Crossing the finishing line



Pleased it's over!


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« Reply #19 on: Sunday, 03 May, 2015 @ 17:32:17 »
Pleased it's over!
   :)

Well done, Rog! Great achievement.


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« Reply #20 on: Sunday, 03 May, 2015 @ 17:33:22 »
Absolutely triffic Roger!!!  :btu:

Who's the young guy in the pics??!

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« Reply #21 on: Sunday, 03 May, 2015 @ 17:50:07 »
Below is a couple of links to the kefalonian Press with photo, etc. The second link shows who finished first.  Can anyone spot Roger?

http://kefaloniapress.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59768&Itemid=188

http://kefaloniapress.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59778&Itemid=188

Here I am at the back (arrowed)


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« Reply #22 on: Sunday, 03 May, 2015 @ 17:51:12 »
Well done Roger. A great achievement and some great pics. Now have a rest before planning your training in preparation for next year!

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« Reply #23 on: Sunday, 03 May, 2015 @ 17:51:44 »
Well done Roger. Great job :btu:
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« Reply #24 on: Sunday, 03 May, 2015 @ 22:43:06 »
Yes, well done Roger.