POSTPONED – EFRU Sicily Cycling Tour 2020

January 20, 2020 in General

UPDATE (22/03/2020):
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that the planned cycling tour in April needs to be postponed to a later date this year.

I am sure all of you are well aware of the disruption that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing to all of our society. At this point there is absolutely no way we can still keep the original dates, as much as we tried.

We would have liked to meet you and speak to you in person about this, but this is neither safe nor responsible right now. We promise you that as soon as the situation permits, we will call a meeting to discuss the new proposed dates and work towards having a successful cycling tour this year as well.

Until then, please keep safe!

Kind regards,
Joe Bonnici o.b.o EFRU Committee

#EFRU #Volunteers members have started focusing their energy on their next feat: the upcoming annual #cycling tour to be held in #Sicily on the 24th and 25th of April*.  

An advance party has already travelled to Sicily, early on in the year, to scout a 300 KM route of undulating Sicilian terrain from Pozzallo to Piazza Armerina and back. Needless to say, given that this tour is aimed at all levels of cycling enthusiasts, the chosen roads are mainly rural with breath-taking views, with grazing cows and sheep along most of the way. As always, the EFRU gives safety topmost priority and hence, rescue vehicles will support and cover foremost and rearmost cyclists at all times while a roaming vehicle will ensure that everyone has adequate supplies of water, electrolytes and energy, throughout.

In addition, the overnight lodging is included in the package, details of which will be provided later on this month, during a final preparatory & information meeting to be held at the EFRU Head Quarters in Paola on the 24th of March in the evening. For the tour, the cyclists and the EFRU back-up teams will leave Malta by ferry to Pozzallo and return the following night in the same manner.

This year, BNF Bank has generously agreed to be the main sponsor of the tour and for the first time in the event’s history, the cycling shirts will be custom designed and printed. Thank You BNF for believing in our cause… It is thanks to companies like BNF Bank that the EFRU manages to excel in all that it does.

Late registration will be open up until the 11th of April but applicants will be accepted subject to availability.

And for those who are still not convinced, the 2020 EFRU Sicily Cycling Tour will be a great 2-day experience with the right balance of adventure, fun and challenging physical activity.  Safety is ensured at all times, and it is not something that is left to the individual cyclist to worry over. The EFRU back up team is there to help!  

 *Should the current situation with Corona Virus persist or get worse, the EFRU shall postpone this event to another date within this year, after the Summer season.