‘Zero kilometer’ connects Madrid with Tarifa in less than 100 hours

Challenge achieved. Last Sunday, May 28, kilometer zero ended his emotional trip from the Puerta del Sol in Madridspecifically from the plate that marks the beginning of all radial highways in Spain, to the southernmost point of the country, Fee. Always by bike. pedaling and enjoying of the cultural, gastronomic and landscape diversity that the route offers. After all, that’s the philosophy of kilometer zeroa project aimed at promoting the sustainable mobility through routes that are suitable for all audiences and that any user can take at any time of the year.

The cyclistswho left Madrid last wednesday at seven in the morningthey had to complete a total of 753 kilometers, with 11,500 meters of accumulated positive elevation gainalways driving on highways and dirt roads where the cyclist safety was the top priority. Of the 100 participants who started the challenge, 90 completed it before reaching the 100-hour limitsynonymous with the resounding success of this initiative.

Said participation was seasoned by several flashy names, such as that of Oscar Pujol, professional road cyclistwhich was the first to complete the trip Madrid-Tarifa together with his partner César Mato in just 44 hours. They also enjoyed this pleasant experience, among others, Jose Maria Sanchezprofessional cyclist for SCOTT Cala Bandida; Paola Zahonero, cyclist and SCOTT ambassador; and Joel Gomez Bosquedfilm and television actor.

All details of the appointment, including he track to complete the path when one sees fitcan be consulted in the social networks of kilometer zero and on the web elkilometrocero.com.

What does it consist of kilometer zero?

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Pedal enjoying the landscape, diversity, culture and gastronomy of our country. This is how the project was born kilometer zero in 2021, with the firm intention of giving even more symbolism to the homonymous plate of the Puerta del Sol in Madrid.

It was then when this initiative began its journey by bicycle to connect the capital with the farthest cardinal points of the Peninsula and discover safe routes They remain open to the public 365 days a year. It all started with him trip to Finisterre, to the northwest of the country; continued in 2022 with the Cap de Creus, on the easternmost slope; and now it has been the turn of Tarifain the extreme south.

It is not a sports competitionbut of a playful path that serves to connect directly with everything that offers the way. From the talks in the group to the most impressive landscapes, stopping at the cultural richness and excellent gastronomy.

The challenge of 2024: getting to Hondarribia

Precisely, kilometer zero also bases his philosophy in getting to know the linguistic diversity in Spain. Proof of this have been the first three editions, with the Galician, he Catalan and the Castilian as ‘target languages’.

Will be on May 2024 when that initiative comes full circle with the Basquelinking Madrid with the extreme northeast of the Basque Country, specifically with Hondarribiaand using the same format that has been carried out on the way to Tarifa: 100 participants and a limit of 100 hours. It will be the end of a path full of emotions.

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