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Gudja hosting the next Mountain Bike Championship race


Next Sunday 22nd April, for the first time Gudja will be hosting the 5th race from the National Point Series of the Malta Mountain Bike Association. The race is being organized by the locally-based Agones 'Orchid' Cycling Club, with the help of the Gudja Local Council.

The race goes around the valley of Has Saptan, limits of Gudja. The 5.5km loops, which the athletes will circle 5 times include a very technical section that passes through the olive tree orchard in the mentioned valley. The event will also include a 2 km fun ride for kids at 8.30am, prior to the start of the elite athletes' race, and a fun ride for adults after the finish.

As a local councillor responsible for sports, I have gladly welcomed such an event which complements our efforts to promote sports and create healthy activities within reach of the community, especially by making use of the scenic trails around our village.

The club is also contributing to the well-being of the area by organizing a clean-up activity on Saturday 21st April from 2pm onwards, thus giving its help in protecting our countryside.

I invite all mountain bikers, bicycle lovers and the general public to attend the event, which is open not only for competitive cyclists but also for beginners. More information can be obtained from the club's website or from the event's facebook page, or by contacting the club on agonessportsclub@gmail.com or 99821120.


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