28th Cycling Marathon - Heroes of vineyards

01.06.2024 at 00:00

Vineyard Heroes Cycling Marathon is a traditional sports event organized by the Wine Cellar “Goriška Brda” and takes place each year in the scope of the Cherry Festival.

The “Heroes of vineyards” cycling marathon will take place this year in its traditional format, on Saturday, June 1st, 2024. 

The route of the recreational marathon is 108 kilometers long – starting at 8:30 a.m. in Ljubljana and leading through Vrhnika, Logatec, over Črni vrh. The stop is in Ajdovščina near Fructal, where the main group will be joined by the tandems of the Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and then they will continue their journey together towards Nova Gorica, across Sabotin to Brda, where the marathon ends at the organizer’s headquarters, in Dobrovo, at 13:30.


Parking lot in front of Klet Brda wineshop in Ljubljana – Tržaška 134 (VIČ)

START: Ljubljana 8.30 – Vrhnika 9.05 – Logatec 9.40 – Kalce 9.50 – Godovič 10.15 – Črni vrh 10.30 – Strmec 10.50 – Ajdovščina 11.10 – 11.45 – Nova Gorica 12.30 – Solkan 12.40 – Podsabotin 12.55 – FINISH DOBROVO Klet Brda 13.35.

This year, cyclists on electric bikes are very welcome again. The more of us, the better time we’ll have!


REGISTRATION AND STARTING FEES

  • START FEE FOR ADULTS: €30
  • STARTING FEE FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS: €25 (STUDENTS AND STUDENTS WITH ID CARD AND CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15)
  • Bus ticket (Nova Gorica – Ljubljana/ Goriška Brda – Ljubljana; bicycles are loaded onto trucks): €8

Entry fees can be purchased online and in our wine stores. Entry fees can only be purchased in cash in wine shops.


CHARITY

As part of this year’s cycling marathon, which is already the 28th in a row, Klet Brda will allocate part of the proceeds from the paid entry fees to the implementation of professional support for blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families, offered by the Intermunicipal Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired in Nova Gorica.

In parallel, for the same purpose, under the auspices of the Lions Club of Idrija, the charity campaign “I cycle to help the blind and partially sighted” will take place in the form of voluntary contributions and donations via SMS messages BLIND or SLEPI5 to the number 1919 (possible only for Slovenian residents).


ORGANIZED TRANSPORTATION OF PARTICIPANTS AND BIKES

Bus transportation of participants to Ljubljana will be organized. Bike transportation to Ljubljana will also be available the day before the marathon.

Bike loading schedule on Friday, 31st May 2024:

  • From 5 PM to 5.30 PM in Vrtojba (near the Church)
  • From 6 PM to 6.30 PM in Nova Gorica
  • From 7 PM to 8 PM at Dobrovo (Klet Brda)

Departure of the bus to Ljubljana on Saturday, June 1, 2024:

  • At 5 AM from Klet Brda
  • At 5.30 AM in front of the Fire Station in Nova Gorica

Participants can buy the ticket in advance or at the latest on the morning of the day of the event in Vinoteka Ljubljana.


RETURN

  • Buses will depart from Klet Brda, Dobrovo between 5 PM and 5.30 PM
  • The bikes are loaded onto the truck at Klet Brda between 3 PM and 4.30 PM
  • Arrival in Ljubljana at Tržaška 134 between 7 PM and 7.30 PM

It is mandatory to pick up the bikes in person. The organizer is not responsible for goods not collected. Boarding the bus will only be possible with a ticket.


MARATHON RULES

A marathon participant is anyone who registers with the organizer and pays the entry fee or apply to the organizer. All participants should ensure that they participate in the marathon healthy and fully prepared for the marathon. Participants drive at their own risk and are obliged to respect road and traffic regulations and to strictly respect and follow the instructions of the stewards and the police. The marathon is of a recreational nature. The organizer is not responsible for offenses committed by individuals or for damage or injuries caused by marathon participants or traffic to yourself or a third party.

Children up to the age of 15 must ride accompanied by their parents or responsible adults. The use of protective helmets is mandatory. The participant of the marathon allows the organizer to photograph him, individually or in a group, for possible publication in the marathon brochures and on the website and social networks of the marathon and the cellar. By applying to the organizer or by paying the entry fee, the participant confirms that he is familiar with the rules of the marathon.

Let’s fill life with movement.


More information:

Klet Brda
Zadružna cesta 9
5212 Dobrovo
T: +386 5 33 10 100
E: info@klet-brda.si
W: www.klet-brda.si

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