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:

Performing experiments with cannabinoidsRealizando experimentos con cannabinoides

Research Cannabinoids Cancer Remission

Quick update on the work the team in Madrid are involved in, by the words of Prof. Guillermo.

We have done in vitro experiments with Glioma initiating cell and have found that the combination of cannabinoids with other anticancer agents [and specifically with inhibitors of the growth factor midkine (MK) and the Anaplasic lymphoma kinase (ALK)] can eliminate these cells. This results could be important since the population of GICs is responsible for the high resistance to conventional therapies that exhibit the patients with Glioblastoma (the most frequent class of brain tumor).

– At the moment we are performing experiments in mice carrying brain tumors to test the effect of the combination of cannabinoids and ALK inhibitors in animal models of glioma and also melanoma.

This year we hope to achieve results that confirm these observations in vitro and in animal models of glioma and also investigate the mechanism of action of cannabinoids in glioma, particularly how activation of autophagy is required for the anticancer activity of cannabinoids.
We are also analyzing the effect of cannabinoid combinations in melanoma models in vitro and also in animal models of melanoma.

(In layman’s words, we expect to find results that support the utilization of cannabinoids in novel therapies to fight glioma and melanoma)

Thank you again for your support and please let us know if you require additional information.

All the best,


Also below is a pdf presentation of the work carried out by the team:

Performing experiments with cannabinoids. medical cannabis bike tour 2014