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Documentary with Interview (German) about Mountainbiking in the Thuringian Forest, Germany.
Mountainbiking Challenge in Luxembourg, 07.10.2016.
MTB, Lállenger Bierg, Luxembourg.
Mountainbiking in Northern Ireland.
Alexandria Park, Sydney. 1st March 2016. School children Marlow Cunningham, Naomi Le Clerc, Riley Cunningham and Alexander Martin will be riding to school on March 4th for National Ride2School Day.
Alexandria Park, Sydney. 1st March 2016. School children Riley and Marlow Cunningham will take part in National Ride2School day on March 4th to encourage more parents to let their kids walk or ride to school instead of being driven. Riley and Marlow ride with their father Martin Cunningham.
cyclist and pedestrians along the Taedong River. With not enough fuel most people have to walk or take a bicycle. Pyongyang, North Korea.
Cyclist at the start of "L'Eroica" in Gaiole in Chianti (Siena).
In the 2013 edition more than 5.400 participants from all over the world came to "L'Eroica" to ride their vintage bike through white road, vineyards and nature.
Felice Gimondi, one of the most famous italian cyclist at "L'Eroica" in Gaiole in Chianti (SI).
Gimondi, nicknamed "The Phoenix", is one of the five cyclist to win all three Grand Tours of road cycling (Italy, Spain and France).
Womens cyclist are waiting for the start of "L'Eroica" in the central square of Gaiole in Chianti (SI).
There are few rules for "L'Eroica", but the most important is the main criteria: "only cyclists with "heroic" bicycles will be permitted to participate".
People with traditional military clothes wait the start of "L'Eroica" in the centre of Gaiole in Chianti (SI).
This year, more than 5.400 participants dived into the past to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the race: old-fashioned clothes, dirty wheels and vintage bikes.
A participant of "L'Eroica" in the central square of Gaiole in Chianti, a little village close to Siena in the heart of Chianti.
Cyclist waiting for their friends along a white road near Pianella (SI).
Attracted by red wine, the famous "white road" through an amazing landscape just 15 kilometers outside the city of Siena, people from all over the world share their passion for cycling
Cyclists along a white road with a traditional stone wall.
"L'Eroica" is one of the most famous vintage old-style tourist cycling event in the world
A cyclist take a break surrounded by vineyards.
In the 2013 edition people came from many countries in the world, especially this year was registered an high number of participants from Asia.
Cyclists take a break in a little bar.
Many people come to Gaiole in Chianti (SI) to enjoy the magic atmosphere of "L'Eroica", and to visit the amazing landscape of Val d'Orcia and Chianti.
Cyclists riding through a white road in Chianti (SI).
Every year during the first week end of October thousand of vintage-bike lovers come to Gaiole in Chianti, near Siena, to participate at "L'Eroica".
Traditional clothes, vintage bikes and vineyards during "L'Eroica" 2013.
A dive into the past along the white road of Val d'Orcia and Chianti create an unique atmosphere in one of the most beautiful corner of Tuscany.
Participants of "L'Eroica" take a break in Radda in Chianti (SI).
Along the route in some villages, cyclists can find a refreshment with local food and drink. A break to take a rest and enjoy the little village in the heart of Chianti.
A woman ride a bike near Radda in Chianti (SI).
Attracted by red wine, the famous "white road" through an amazing landscape just 15 kilometers outside the city of Siena, people from all over the world share their passion for cycling during "L'Eroica".
Participants of "L'Eroica" wait at the end of the route.
Each participant has the opportunity to choose either the long (200 or 135 km) or short (75 or 38 km) route that best suits his or her fitness level.
A man watch the finish of "L'Eroica" in Gaiole in Chianti (SI).
As the rules of "L'Eroica" explain, "Heroic" bicycles are bicycles which have all the following characteristics:
• road racing bikes, built before 1987 (not cyclo-cross or time trial bikes); • steel frame (the only aluminium frame bikes permitted are ALAN or VITUS with either screwed or glued joints);
• gear shift levers on the down tube of the frame (exceptionally, only pre-1980 bar-end gear shifts are allowed);
• pedals with toe clips and fitted straps (quick release pedals are not allowed, except Cinelli M71 pedals); • passage of brake cables outside the handlebars (the passage of cables inside the frame is acceptable);
• wheels must have at least 32 spokes with a low profile (less than 20 mm).
Cyclists in front of a local supermarket after the finish of "L'Eroica" 2013.
This unique event, the biggest in Italy and one of the most important in the world knows only few rules: only vintage bikes and instead of competition the true spirit of "L'Eroica": a genuine passion for cycling, nature and food.
The arrival of "L'Eroica" 2013 in Gaiole in Chianti (SI).
People from all over the world share their passion for vintage cyclism during the first week of October in Gaiole in Chianti (SI) during "L'Eroica".
A local butcher in Gaiole in Chianti (SI) with an old bike inside.
During "L'Eroica" everything is arranged to host the vintage cycle event, representing an important occasion to share their products, traditions and lifestyle.
Luciano Berruti, an italian old-bikes collector during "L'Eroica" 2013.
Every year, during the first weekend of October, thousands of passionate cyclists reach Gaiole, a small village in the Italian region of Chianti, for the most famous old-style tourist cycling event in the world, the so-called "L'Eroica" ("the heroic" ).
Marrocco on the two wheels. This tousled, exotic world is often like a surreal dream.
The intimacy of cycling…
A lonely biker under a vast Maghreb sky.
A car, a motorbike, a bicycle? Bikes are increasingly popular amongst young Moroccans.
It used to be donkeys laden with boxes and baskets of merchandise.
A house propped on bikes.
Cycling can be the best and fastest means of transport, both in the countryside and in the city.
What places, what parts of the world come straight to mind when you think of bicycles and cycling? Our minds drift almost automatically towards the Netherlands, especially Amsterdam, and maybe alsoDenmark. Well, certainly not towards the Arabic world. Traditionally there is no “cycling culture” there, bikes have a rather negative image and are not socially accepted, especially amongst women. But then there is Morocco. Morocco is teeming with bicycles. Older and poorer Moroccans cycle because it is a cheap means of transport. Young people cycle because it is cool. Women cycle because it is practical. Quite rapidly cycling is becoming an inherent part of the local culture. People cycle to work, to school, to run errands, for pleasure. Somehow even cycling in long traditional djellabas is not an issue, even though at first it seems to be verging on impossible. Bikes are everywhere. Everybody uses them. Bike workshops pop up on every corner. Morocco is on two wheels.
Text written by: Anna Blasiak
Markets are filled with smells of steaming mint tea, the spices, freshly baked pastries, meat from butcher shops, rotting vegetables.
Two frail Davids versus a huge Goliath. You can cram a lot on a bike too.
What do you do when you run out of eggs while cooking a traditional Kefta Mkaouara? Well, you grab your own egg carton, hop on a faithful bike and go stock up, of course.
The best way to get around town is to cycle.
Bikes (and people) have a meeting place in a city square. What are they waiting for?