By Chris Elliott….
Some years ago I met with a detachment of cyclists from the UN in the early hours of the morning at Escape Beach, Karaoglanoglu who had come from their base at Ledra Palace Hotel, Nicosia to ride around the Island of Cyprus and I spent the day following them all the way to the Karpaz.
Now a number of cyclist groups have ridden around the island of Cyprus and with just one day following a group I understand the dedication and planning that is necessary to achieve this goal and was delighted to learn from Gary Abbott Taff that a new ride around Cyprus is being planned.
Gary Abbott Taff
Our cyclist group has a new venture just starting and here are the first basic outlines of our 2020 project
This is the draft schedule and mileage is approximate.
- Day 1 Karşiyaka to Pomos 56 miles
- Day 2 Pomos to Kouklia via Pegeia 50 miles
- Day 3 Kouklia to Zygi 57 miles
- Day 4 Zygi to Bogaz via Famagusta 67 miles
- Day 5 Bogaz to Davlos via Koroveia and Rizokarpass 70 miles
- Day 6 Davlos to Karşiyaka 50 miles
The variation in the mileage is governed by difficulty and possible accommodation and as I say this is in its infancy and will keep you informed.”
Editors note; Photo of a previous Cyprus ride group with Gary Abbott Taff is shown and as soon as we have more news we will give full information to our readership.