Tag Archives: Sport

Playa Blanca Hand Bike Event

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

Fliston’s Bike Hire

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


Lanzarote Marathon

In a couple of weeks Lanzarote will be holding its 38th national marathon. A good time of year for this sporting event as the temperature are expected to be around 19 degrees Celsius. The route follows the coast and passes through Costa Teguise, Arrecife, San Bartolome and Puerto del Carmen. If you are feeling energetic and want to participate, you do not have to enter into the full race as there are 3 distances offered so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this race. The distances offered are 42k, 21k and 10k.

On th 08/12/18 the 42km will start at 8am from Costa Teguise, the 21km will start at 10.30 from Puerto del Carmen and the 10km will start from Arrecife at 12.00pm

Awards will be given for  different categories based on age and gender.

To enter click here 

Lanzarote to Graciosa Swim

Yesterday 607 atheletes took part in the 26th edition of the swim between Lanzarote and La Graciosa known as El Rio (the river). This year a new route was organised between the islands from previous years for safetey reasons and begun beneath the Famara mountains at Playa Playa de Bajo Risco and finishing at Caleta de Sebo. The youngest participants were just 15 years old and residents of the island. At the start, all the swimmers received commemorative medals for this edition which was dedicated to a past participant Alejandro Candela. The event finished just one hour after the first oerson to arrive in Graciosa. The distance covered was 2.6km

Swimrun Lanzarote 2018


The second Swimrun Lanzarote event will be held on the 24th November 2018. The event is said to have been born in Stockholm and the idea is to cross a distance by land and by sea.

There are 3 categories in the race;
Starter – 8km (25% swim)
Sprint – 17km (23% swim)
Marathon – 40km (28% swim)
Kids- Between 1.2 and 3.1kmm (28% swim)

For anyone wishing to participate you also have the opportunity to sign up to some practise sessions to get to know the route.  The next training will be on Wednesday 26th September where everyone will set off at 18.00 from the school parking area in Playa Honda.

You can sign up to the race by clicking here