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Las Torres de Cotillas, home of the'Trofeo Malvariche 'mountain bike orienteering (20/04/2017)

The next weekend (22 and 23 April) the 'Troféo Malvariche 2017' will be held in Las Torres de Cotillas, valid as the second official test of the 'Southeast Circuit CS MTB 2017', the regional bicycle orienteering Mountain (BTT).

An event organized by the club "Malvariche", in collaboration with the Orienteering Federation of the Region of Murcia (FORM) and the Department of Physical Activity and Sports Torreña.

The test was presented Thursday, April 20 at the City Hall of Las Torres de Cotillas in an event chaired by the council of the area, Ginés Pérez, and the president of the club, Antonio Ors.

"This trophy will consist of two events, the sprint on Saturday afternoon and the long distance Sunday morning," said Pérez, who points out that "this is the first time Las Torres de Cotillas hosts an official competition event And a high number of participants is expected as it is scoring for the Spanish Championship to be held next May in Molina de Segura. "

As a fringe to this great day of sports on Saturday morning, a 'Course of Initiation to the Orientation in Mountain Bike' will be held at Torreño Youth Hostel.

"Its objective is to teach and make known this modality to all who are interested", emphasizes the mayor.

Nine tests

This regional league has a total of nine events in both men's and women's categories.

The first was February 26 (Albudeite), the third and fourth will be on May 20 (Cartagena), the fifth on May 21 (Coto de los Cuadros, Murcia), the sixth on June 3 (Hellín, Albacete ), The seventh on June 11 (Avilés, Lorca), the eighth on June 18 (Sierra del Molino, Calasparra) and the ninth and last on November 12 (Yéchar, Mula).

"The 'Malvariche' are a group of friends, lovers of orientation and cycling, respectful of the environment and enjoy life overcoming challenges and adventures of the first level," says Ors.

Cycling with European partners

The Torreño Councilor for Physical Activity and Sports has taken advantage of the presentation of this sporting event to advance one of the star activities that his area works in the framework of the European project 'Do-U-Sport' for the coming year.

"We will celebrate an urban route by bicycle, as it is undoubtedly one of the best activities in which we can enjoy healthy and family in our town," explains Pérez, who recalled that in this project work in collaboration with the municipalities Of Tábua (Portugal) and Miélec (Poland).

"The terrain of our land is very flat, with hardly any unevenness and we have a great diversity of landscape that joins the urban center to the districts and districts, combining areas of orchard and field with others more steep by the surroundings of the Rambla Salada or the Porrón ", emphasizes the mayor.

Source: Agencias

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