The Tour de Ring is going to take place on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, where instead of Formula 1 cars, bikes will roam the lanes of Hungaroring. Nlcafe.hu reports that organisers invite not only professional cyclists, but also amateurs or families who use bikes.
The organisers of the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix have made an announcement on Tuesday, inviting the cyclist families to the Hungaroring on this weekend, two weeks prior to the Grand Prix.
Csaba Bogdán, who is the brain behind the idea, said the following on Tuesday: “We have three target groups, namely true professionals, trained amateurs looking for an adventure, and families. We trust that members of all three groups will return home with an unforgettable experience, knowing that they accomplished well.”
This weekend’s event is actually part of a competition series for bicycle riders. There will be a trial competition, the 24Kör (24Laps), where competitors can get valuable points, which will be useful when competing on the 4381 metres circumference concrete lane. Csaba Bogdán emphasised that the most exciting part of the series will be at another venue. This is the VelenceBike Ring24, which is a non-stop individual or a relay competition. The 24-hour competition will challenge participants at a 700 kilometres long lane, while groups of six will compete on a lane almost 800 kilometres long.
Not professional cyclists are welcome as well to the Hungaroring on this weekend, there will be a free bicycle tour for families on the roads around the ring, escorted by police so that safety is ensured at all times. Also, participants will have one hour to give the fresh concrete a go, where two weeks from then, the Formula One drivers will be racing. Organisers have thought about children as well, they can try their skills both in speed-trial and in rush competitions.
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