Just a few days before take off! Everyone is pumped up and ready to go, here are the routes for the 3 days of the tour.

Everyone is pumped up and ready to go, here are the ROUTES for the 3 days of the tour.

Final Countdown TO MCBT15 – June11-13. 3 days. 420km…

Kilometers are being pounded in training… Bikes are being prepared… Volunteers are getting ready… The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour is ready to roll for 2015!

Please do follow our progress! There will be daily updates on our Facebook and Instagram account and on Twitter.
On June 11th, the adventure continues! leaving from Maastricht the MCBT will pass through Belgium, Holland and Germany over the course of three days. On June 14th, we will arrive as a group at the Cannabis Liberation Day in Amsterdam.

The 2015 Bike Tour has raised 100,000 Euros so far from generous sponsors. We need help from individuals too! Please support our crowd sourcing campaign with Walacea. Any money you can spare we thank you most kindly – Come on people, let’s make history!

For a taste of what is to come, please check out this teaser from one of our Gold sponsors, Herbies. Also check the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour channel for all the action from last year.
3…2…1… Cycling, Cannabis, Cancer… GO!

MCBT15 DETAILS ANNOUNCED – THE TOUR COMES TO NORTHERN EUROPE THIS SUMMER!

This year is going to be HUGE for the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour and WE WANT YOU!? We are pleased to announce the details of the 2015 tour which will fund clinical trials later this year:

– MCBT15 will ride 420km through northern Europe this summer, June 11-13.
– The tour begins in Maastricht (Holland) and finishes in Amsterdam (approx 140km per day).
– We will ride through Belgium, Holland and Germany, spreading the vibes and news of our cause.
– Riders from around the world will join our international force for change.

Want to RIDE with us?

Want to SPONSOR us?

Right now we are seeking sponsors and riders. Please use the contact forms to get in contact and register your interest.

In December, we got the historic news that the Spanish medical authorities will give their support to clinical trials using cannabis to treat brain cancer patients later this year. We are all hoping the trials will give the evidence that cannabis does kill cancer cells.

So now we need cash! More money to pay for these trials to be completed. Make it a year to remember and join us. Become part of something special. Become part of cannabis history. You won’t regret it! Check out our photos and videos.

RIDERS… Join our adventure. Sign up and ride for an awesome cause.
SPONSORS… Join the list of companies and individuals and sponsor us for these historic clinical trials.
EVERYONE!… Become part of history. Donations large and small most welcome.

Cycling, Cannabis, Cancer Cure. Let’s get it on!  

Bike Tour Announces Big News! Clinical Trials for 2015

At a press conference in Madrid on November 27th, the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour took another step towards history when it presented 100,000€ to fund the world’s first independent clinical trials involving the treatment of cancer patients with the cannabinods THC and CBD.

After much preparation work over the past few months, the program for the clinical trials was announced at the press conference.

It will involve the first line therapy treatment of 30 – 40 brain cancer (glioma) patients based in a number of Spanish hospitals. The trials will use cannabinoids in combination with other cancer agents. The program (expected to be completed in 2016) is estimated to cost 280,000€.

The trials are the result of years of scientific research by the team at Complutense University. Their research shows that cannabinoids prevent the spread of tumors and have the potential to kill cancer cells in non-human models.

Bike Tour founders, Luc Krol and Matej Munej, handed over a check to research scientist Dr Guillermo Velasco from the Madrid Complutense University and Dr Juan Manuel Sepúlveda, investigator of GEINO, the Spanish Neuroncology Investigation Group.

GEINO will work with the Spanish authorities to establish the necessary groundwork (medical protocol and ethical guidelines) before selecting hospital partners and search for patients to take part in the program. They hope to start the trials by September 2015.

At the press conference, The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour announced that the 2015 ride will take place in northern Europe in the second week of June. The ride will begin in Maastricht and end in Amsterdam on June 14th. The MCBT has set its sights on raising 180,000€, which would cover the full costs of the clinical trials.

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Medical Cannabis Bike Tour is over for another year

Group photo of the MCBikeTour 2014 group

So, the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour is over for another year. Our March adventure in Spain saw 55 people involved, 400km covered and a fantastic €100,000 raised for medical research into treating cancer with cannabis. We hope to announce some very big plans for how this money will be used later in the year…

Until then, we would like to thank all those involved, sponsors, donors, riders and volunteers. We have to say that we could not have dreamed the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour would grow so quickly and inspire so many people. We are already planning next year with enquiries coming in from new people wanting to participate.

This year we really have spread the word, with our message being taken home to countries all over Europe and to Canada and the USA. What was so pleasing about this year’s tour was how such a big group of strangers became such a tight unit in 3 short days.

It says a lot about our cause and the cannabis community that we can pull off an event like this while retaining a real family spirit. So, are you going to join our cause? Get fit, get riding, get in touch! The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour returns in 2015.

Day #3 MCBikeTour 2014

Day 3 of the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour.

Friends, citizens, cyclists… welcome to the third and final day of the tour.  After two days we are tired, sore, aching… but everybody is pumped for the last section!

Today we have 128km from La Selva del Camp to Barcelona on a ride that will climb through mountain roads. This requires precision cycling and an early start…. So we leave at 10.40.

Again the lead pack make a fast start. It’s like the Tour De France (on Cannabis) in Spain… Not so far behind, comes the rest of the tour, with all making great time.

However, there is one last obstacle separating the riders from the finish -a mountain climb through the Garraf and a roller coaster descent to the coast before our Cannabis pelaton rides for Barcelona.

At ten kilometres from the Feria del Cáñamo, there is one last twist in this tale… As our convoy of vehicles and bikes arrives in the city, we get our own police escort for a while, before being waved onwards by smiling cops.

Barcelona, it’s good to be here!

Day #2 MCBikeTour 2014

Day 2 of the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour (Have you checked out the footage from Day 1` yet? www.youtube.com/user/medicalbiketour

So, todays challenge, is  118 kilometers ,from Tortosa to Selva, in Catalunya. We know this will be a tough day! There are several climbs and the roads are small and windy.

The first stretch of the journey sees the first big hills of this tour with hard climbs and steep descents on some tricky roads and riders’ speeds vary in range from 7-70 km per hour. The climbs are hard, the wind is intense in places… and cold.

Pretty soon, we have a pack breaking off for the front. This year we have some experienced cyclists and some good mountain climbers. The pace is fast and the first group arrive 50 km later in good time.

But the tour is not a race. OH NO,, we are all in this for the cause!  On a bike tour there are many mini adventures within this grand adventure – bikes break down, people get lost, vehicles get lost. It’s all part of the fun of course…

Tomorrow is climb, climb, climb and then a sharp descent down to the coast and the road to Barcelona…

This was the 2nd day:

www.youtube.com/user/medicalbiketour

Day #1 MCBikeTour 2014

Group photo of the MCBikeTour 2014 group

So, Day 1 on the ride. We have 130km to make, through Valencia, from Onda to the historic town of Tortosa.

OK, so maybe we are not the early birds… it was a late night at the local Pizzaria the night before. But, by 10am our band of international brothers and sisters are ready to hit the road.

We leave Onda in glorious sunshine, riding across mostly flat country, where orange tree orchards and olive trees line the road.

We are much bigger than last year, 50 people coming together and a lot new faces to get to know. The morning isn’t the smoothest operation, the Spanish countryside can play tricks… and so there may have been a few wrong turns along the road to lunch. But we get there in the end!

Lunch is a relief, after almost 70km. And in the afternoon, the MC Bike Team becomes more like a team! We fly (OK, sometimes crawl a bit slower) through the Spanish countryside, passing many locals who smile and wave (and sometimes just stare).

Tonight, Tortosa, and time to shower and eat some food. There has been talk from some of an early night. WE shall see…

Day 2 is going to be tougher. We leave Valencia for Catlunya and start to climb into the mountains. The winds will be stronger, the roads smaller, the chance of rain… The adventure continues!

Catch a taste of today on:

www.youtube.com/user/medicalbiketour

Day #0 MCBikeTour 2014

Getting ready to start this year's medical cannabis bike tour, valencia to barcelona arriving at the Spannabis

So, here we are, just outside Valencia, waiting for the tour to kick off tomorrow morning. Our base is a hotel in the middle of an industrial complex specialising in ceramics and bricks… well, the views can only get better!!
A hive of activity, the support team have spent the day picking up riders and volunteers from airports and train stations, who have been arriving from all over Europe and North America.
Meanwhile, some of the crew who got here yesterday have been out testing the bikes and getting used to the sun (It has been a long time for many of us!). So far, all signs are good!
The hotel entrance is filled with bikes and riders, getting busy (with the occasional break for refreshments on the sun terrace of course…)
Everybody is pumped for tomorrow, a ride of 130km through the orange fields of Valencia, before hitting some high country on days two and three
SO, follow us as we chart our course for Barcelona and Spannabis… The adventure starts

March MCBT News

So this is it! This year’s Medical Cannabis Bike Tour is all set to ride. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we have raised €100,000 already.  This is double what we raised last year and a fantastic achievement!

The bike tour leaves from Valencia on Tuesday March 11th and will arrive at the Spannabis Expo in Barcelona  on Friday, March 14th,  where we will be holding a press conference.

We will be bringing live updates through the tour, so spread the word and support us!

Follow on Facebook: facebook.com/medicalbiketour
Follow on Twitter: @MedCanBikeTour
Follow on Youtube: youtube.com/medicalbiketour

Our revolutionary road trip has riders from across Europe, the USA and Canada. We have over 50 people on this year’s tour, a convoy of support vehicles, and 400 km of hardcore cycling to complete.

The ride will take us through the Spanish countryside, from the tangerine fields of Valencia, through historical towns such as Tortosa and up and down the mountains of Catalunya. Check out our daily routes here:

Day 1:  http://goo.gl/maps/7r4E3
Day 2:  http://goo.gl/maps/Orq90
Day 3 : http://goo.gl/maps/3Jt16

We have some exciting plans for the money, which will be used for independent medical trials to study how cannabinoids may be used to treat cancers such as glioma and hope to announce details very soon…

Keep supporting the cause. You are helping us to make a difference!