Cycling in Cyprus
The following video is a MUST for all
interested in Cyprus, but especially for cycling and biking enthusiasts.
It was prepared by the Cyprus Tourism Organization and shows the
beauty of Cyprus in all its grandeur, as well how cycling professionals
and amateurs can benefit by training in Cyprus.
Click on the following links to download the 9 minute video clip to your
Cyprus is a natural mountain-biking place.
Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain-biking in
different tracks, making the island a paradise for the sportís fans.
Due to the excellent weather conditions
prevailing on the island, cycling sports can be enjoyed almost
throughout the year.
Facilities for renting bicycles are
available in all towns and sea-side resorts. General traffic regulations correspond to
those in Europe, but traffic in Cyprus moves on the left hand-side, NOT
ON THE RIGHT. International road traffic signs are placed
along roads and highways. Cyclists are advised to avoid cycling along
the main roads at weekends, especially in the summer when traffic is
very heavy. If possible, cyclists, should also avoid
riding due west in the late afternoon, as the glare of the setting sun
can be unpleasant and potentially dangerous. Sunglasses and sunhat, at
all hours of the day, during the summer months, are most advisable.
The CYCLE CLUB, organizes various non racing cycling activities
and events where everyone is welcome to participate. Similar activities
are organized also by the Lemesos Cycling Club.
The Cyprus Cycling Federation organizes
contests in Spring, like the famous Afxentia mountain bike two stage
International Race and in Autumn various other cycling events, in which
everyone is welcome to participate.
At late November, there is also an
International Mountain bike Race at Agia Napa.
The Cyprus Cycling Federation (CCF)
organizes local and international races for Road Racing and Mountain