BARCELONA - CADAQUÉS 2023
Good afternoon everyone,
There is just over a week left for the departure, and we have many doubts swirling around in our minds, let's try to solve them.
BEFORE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7:
1.- WELCOME BAG:
This bag can be picked up from next Thursday 5/10 in the afternoon, until Friday 6/10 at 20:30 at VELODROM BARCELONA.
In this bag, you will find gifts from Velodrom and our partner brands.
2.- FILL IN THE QUESTIONNAIRE (mandatory to start):
3.- SIGN THE LIABILITY STATEMENT (mandatory to start)
4.- DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE TRACK ON YOUR GPS DEVICE - EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND MANDATORY (So if you lose your group, you can keep going, waiting to be caught by the group coming from behind)
5.- What do I need to prepare?
IT IS MANDATORY TO HAVE THE TRACK DOWNLOADED. EACH CYCLIST IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEMSELVES.
IT IS MANDATORY TO BE REGISTERED OR HAVE DAY INSURANCE FOR THE EVENT. THOSE WHO DO NOT MEET EITHER OF THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO START WITH THE GROUP.
Stops will not exceed 15/20 minutes. We ask for everyone's full commitment to follow the scheduled timing. The lunch stop at VORA ESTANY restaurant will be 30 minutes.
We recommend carrying a windbreaker or a vest to protect yourself from weather conditions. It can be cold in the plains of Vic, as well as in the descent of Bracons.
USE OF REAR LED IS MANDATORY.
2 Water Bottles. We remind each cyclist to bring their salts and, for safety, some extra Gel or bar.
Puncture repair kit. Self-sufficiency is essential.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 - EVENT DAY
1.- DEPARTURE TIMES:
For this edition, we are going to make 5 groups. It's important to underline that the groups are ORIENTATION, so if anyone wants to go faster or slower, there's no problem, just as it's no problem to switch groups. We are going to distribute the groups as follows, to avoid huge groups at the start in Barcelona:
24km/h avg, meeting 6:45am, start 7:00am desde Velodrom Barcelona: Ride Leaders Jerson, Miquel Trafach.
26km/h avg meeting 7:00am, start 7:15am desde Velodrom Barcelona: Ride Leaders Javi, Carlos Muñoz.
28km/h avg meeting 7:15am, start 7:30am desde Velodrom Barcelona: Ride Leaders Aleix, Marta.
+28km/h avg meeting 7:30am, start 7:45am desde Velodrom Barcelona: Ride Leaders Marc, Simon.
+30km/h avg meeting 7:45am, start 8:00am desde Velodrom Barcelona: Ride Leaders David Mateu, David Mateu Girona.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before departure; departures will be on time to avoid further delays.
- You MUST LEAVE the bag with the change of clothes IN THE SUPPORT VAN that you will find AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE STORE. You can only recover it AT THE END OF THE ROUTE. This bag can be brought to Velodrom and loaded in the van ONLY ON Saturday morning before departure.
2.- REFRESHMENT STATIONS.
KM 74 SEVA. You will find the supply truck past the town of Seva, in a small entry in an industrial area. The track goes through the supply area. At this point, you will find: WATER, SOFT DRINKS, DRIED FRUIT, BANANAS, SWEETS.
KM 136 Alto del Coll de Bracons. At the top of the pass, and before beginning the descent towards Olot, you will find a point with WATER, SOFT DRINKS, DRIED FRUIT, BANANAS, SWEETS... this stop will be quick.
KM 189 ESTANY DE BANYOLES. The meal will be at the Vora Estany de Banyoles restaurant, right in front of the “Estany de Banyoles”. The track passes in front of the restaurant; it is very IMPORTANT to be attentive to not miss it, although there will be staff members at the location. VERY IMPORTANT TO FILL OUT THE RECEIVED QUESTIONNAIRE WITH THE SANDWICH OPTION YOU PREFER.
KM 230 Castelló de Ampuries. Usual point of the last supply. At this supply, we will find: WATER, SOFT DRINKS, DRIED FRUIT, BANANAS, SWEETS.
- If you have any intolerances and need to eat special food, you can leave a bag with your prepared food to the ATT of JORDAN on the same Saturday. You will find this bag at the refreshment stations. VELODROM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VALUABLES LEFT IN THIS BAG.
- At VORA ESTANY, cyclists with intolerances can order gluten-free sandwiches, also with a vegan option.
3.- DURING THE STAGE:
1- We will have a vehicle for photography. Please let's respect the safety rules. Let's ride two abreast. Let's respect the traffic lights, yield signs, and STOP signs. WE ARE NOT RIDING ALONE.
To facilitate the photographer's work, and not to jeopardize our safety and that of other drivers, we ask you not to do silly things behind the car, and to facilitate overtaking.
2- In the vehicles, we will have water, in addition to what we will find at the supply points.
3- At the top of the climbs, a reasonable amount of time will be waited to avoid unnecessary waiting and delays. If you get to the top of the climb and don't see anyone (unless you are the last one), we advise you to wait for 2-3 participants and form a group until the next regrouping point.
4.- HOW AM I GOING TO DRESS AND WHAT AM I GOING TO CARRY?
This is just advice:
-SHORT JERSEY WITH THIN VCC INNER LAYER WITHOUT SLEEVES.
-LONG SLEEVE WINDBREAKER JACKET, TO AVOID CARRYING ARM WARMERS.
-4 BARS AND 3 GELS. 6 SALT TABLETS. Considering the supply points, this is more than enough.
With that said, I think we haven't left anything out; we are at your disposal for any inquiries.
- Puncture repair kit.
- REAR AND FRONT LIGHT.
That said, I think we haven't forgotten anything, for any inquiry we are at your disposal.
5.- ARRIVAL AT CADAQUÉS
1- We will find the vans to load the bicycles and collect the suitcases that were left in Barcelona in the SABA PARKING OF CADAQUÉS. The parking entrance is on the Track. The vans will be at the end of the SABA parking.
2- Once we have changed, and have handed over the bicycle to be loaded into the van, we will head to the Pizzeria “La Gritta,” where whoever wishes can have a snack/dinner. Dinner is not included in the price of the event.
6.- BUS LOGISTICS.
The Bus departs promptly at 20:00 from Cadaqués, so you will need to be there 10 minutes earlier in the bus parking which is next to the SABA parking. The parking in Cadaqués closes at 20:00 so the bus will leave promptly without exception.
The Bus will drop us off in Barcelona, near Plaza Alfons Comín, on the Ronda de Dalt.
The bicycles will also be unloaded at this point.