Day #2 MCBikeTour 2014

Day 2 of the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour (Have you checked out the footage from Day 1` yet?

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:

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!

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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!

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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:

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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!