U rujnu, točnije, 23.rujna iz Nedelišća ispred Nacionalnog gimnastičkog centra Aton će startati nekoliko stotina biciklista na premijernom izdanju Panamure i zaputit se kroz šume, vinograde, polja i preko cesta do Mađerkinog brega. Radi se o Panamura Adventure Race, odnosno #Panamura je brdsko-biciklistička (MTB) utrka kroz Međimurje podjednako namijenjena za rekreativce i profesionalce.Panamura Adventure Race organizira Međimurski biciklistički klub Mura uz Turističku zajednicu Međimurja. “On over 76 kilometers of trails, we have placed two official refreshment zones, several unofficial ones, a mountain finish, a passing sprint finish along the Mura, but also several demanding and interesting, hitherto unexplored, paths and trails.. From the most famous hill of Međimurje we descend the Mura, and along the sandbanks of this untamed river towards Mursko Središće. From the northernmost Croatian city we run back to Nedelišće through vineyards and forests and come to the cycling festival in Aton and in Mesap. ” ističu organizatori.Panamura is not only a race but also an investment in the future and tourism.For years, Međimurje has been known as the county and location with the most investment in cycling tourism, from the development of hotel accommodation, private and apartment, all the way to tracing and development of trails, roads and bicycle roads. By investing in cycling tourism, Međimurje is placed on the map as an interesting destination for transit tourists to the Adriatic, and at the same time attracts new guests and provides new content. Bike races, cycling marathons, trails and events are just a part of the infrastructure and content that every cyclist is looking for.e-bike race as a special attraction Uz klasičan MTB maraton koji dozvoljava nastup sa MTB biciklima veličine kotača 26″, 28″ ili 29″, Panamura uvodi i novost. Paralelno s biciklistima natjecat će se i e-Bike biciklisti na biciklima tipa “pedalec” koji potpomažu vozaču, naravno u vlastitoj kategoriji. E-Bike tipovi bicikala, kao i turizam orijentiran na takav tip vozila na mala vrata ulazi na turističko tržište europe, ali zasigurno će biti važan faktor u odabiru destinacije budućih cikloturista.From Nedelišće to Štrigova, along the Mura from Sv. Martin to Mursko Središće, through vineyards and forests, the Panamura Marathon invites amateur cyclists, recreational cyclists, professionals to pedal and experience this professionally organized marathon and see for themselves what their limits are. But it is more important than the competition to show the direction of development when we talk about cycling tourism and how tourism can be developed on the continent throughout the year.
THE Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) yesterday) confirmed that the green light has been given to restart motor sport, which has been on hold since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. With guidance from BMF, the island’s seven clubs are drawing up plans for a staged return to competition next month, while Bushy Park Circuit Inc. (BPCI) has announced a Track Day at the St Philip facility this Sunday (June 28).In line with government protocols on mass gatherings, however, no spectators will be allowed, while the BMF has prepared detailed guidance for organisers and competitors to mitigate any risk of spreading COVID-19.These procedures are based on six key principles: government guidelines, good hygiene, social distancing, restriction, monitoring and education, training and resources.BMF vice-president Mark Hamilton said: “We are very pleased to be able to confirm that we are back in business, although in a limited way at first. Motor sport plays an important role in island life and everyone is keen to restart.“But we must manage its resumption in a responsible and risk averse manner in the ongoing COVID-19 environment; so no spectators will be allowed for the foreseeable future and there will be limitations on the number of personnel allowed to accompany each competitor.“The BMF will be working with all stakeholders in the sport in the coming weeks to determine when a full return to spectator participation might be possible, given ongoing changes to protocols, as government reacts to local, regional and international developments. We will publish further dates once the fluid situation becomes clearer.”Motor sport ceased with confirmation of the first COVID-19 case in the island shortly after the opening round of the Radical Caribbean Cup at Bushy Park on March 15.Before that, only three events on the BMF calendar had been run – the Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD) co-promotion at Bourbon with the St Lucy We Gatherin’ committee and the opening rounds of Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Autocross and Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Championships, both at Bushy Park. The BMF’s revised calendar lists a further 27 events, although it is not certain that all will run.After Sunday’s Track Day, which BPCI management hopes will attract a healthy turn-out of competitors eager to shake the rust off their machinery – and themselves – the first four events on the revised BMF calendar are: Sunday, July 5 – BKA; Saturday, July 18 – BRC Autocross Championship; Saturday/Sunday, July 25/26 – BRC MudDogs Safari Championship; Sunday, July 26 – Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) Race Meet.Hamilton added: “The BMF consulted widely with our member clubs and the Ministry of Health and drew on guidelines prepared by the world governing body, FIA, and the National authorities in Australia and the UK. We acknowledge that, subject to ongoing restrictions, some disciplines will suffer longer delays before restarting.“Beyond that, those events which involve Regional and International competitors will be at the mercy of travel restrictions not only in Barbados, but also in each participant’s home country.”The BMF’s Event Organiser Toolkit includes signage promoting social-distancing and hygiene requirements, guidelines for competitors and officials, emergency response plans and checklists detailing mechanisms for deployment of equipment and personnel.All paperwork will be dealt with online, organisers of larger events will be required to submit COVID-19 venue plans outlining the maximum number of people permitted in buildings, individual offices and spectator areas, while arrangements are also under discussion to facilitate the media to ensure social-distancing requirements can be met.Editor’s note: Affiliated to the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), which rules the sport worldwide, the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) is the island’s governing body for motor sport; it represents the interests of its seven member clubs in discussions with government departments which facilitate the sport in the island, in particular the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, which permits road closures for an agreed number of events each year.Away from motor sport, the BMF affiliate which answers the FIA Mobility remit is the Barbados Automobile Association (BAA), which is an executive committee member of the Government’s Barbados Road Safety Council.