A 7 kilometre time trial for hand bikers took place in Playa Blanca over the weekend. The challenge was enhanced by weather conditions with exceptional winds and a downpour of rain on Friday afternoon. This is the 10th anniversary for this event which incorporates athletes from 10 different countries favoring Lanzarote for training. The maximum speeds of the course were in the centre of Playa Blanca between the church and Anchor roundabout which finishes with a very risky curve to the road. The trophies at the end of the race were presented by Seine Snippe who is the president of the (EHF) European Handling Federation. A total of 8000 Euros was distributed amongst the winners as prize money during the award ceremony. More information regarding handbike events can be found by clicking here
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Flintston’s Bike Hire is located in Matagorda in Puerto del Carmen. It was established in 2006 and is a family run business offering a wide range of bikes for hire. They also can offer organised cycling routes, Routes on Segway and also electric E scooters.
Their goal is to offer an unforgettable experience to everyone and take pride in the quality of their products and at the same time support a friendly environment.
All accessories are included (such as helmets, repair kits, pumps and locks) and they also offer an SOS contact number from Monday to Saturday from 9am -18.00.
Don’t worry if you are staying in another area of the island because they also offer a pick up taxi service.
You can contact them on the following email Flistonbike@yahoo.it or tel number (0034) 928 512 046 / 928 077 408
Cycling on the island is very popular, so much so that there are plenty of cycle lines especially on the coastal path of Puerto del Carmen which can take you through Playa Honda and on to Arrecife capital. It’s also very popular amongst mountain bike fanatics as the interesting terrain and dirt tracks make for a exciting day out.
A mountain bike tour starts in Puerto del Carmen and there is a choice from a 3km and 8km ride with downhill and uphill stretches. There are also shuttle services to Timanfaya, La Geria and also the north of the island to Orzola and La Graciosa for the rural adventures. The routes have a grade of difficulty so you would need to choose carefully depending on your experience but most of the routes do have alternative short cuts. A grade table can be found by clicking here.
For more information regarding the tours please see the Lanzarote Cycling Website