A Taste of Marche Region  #DestinazioneMarche

Mission accomplished for the brave cyclists who participated in the Bike Long Ride Marche – London.    A long ride of 2,100 km, from the beautiful Marche region of Italy all the way to London , passing through the heart of Europe.   From Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno to the UK , waving Milan goodbye and crossing over the Alps to overcome the Simplon Pass … and then, towards the great “Avenue Verte” connecting the centre of Paris to the City of London.

Marche Bike Ride London 2016 Long Ride Rosso di Sera
Marche Bike Ride Cyclists in London at Rosso di Sera Italian Restaurant
The cyclists of Marche Bike Life are ambassadors of the Marche region, promoting it’s beautiful landscapes, the delicious local food and everything that their beautiful region has to offer to the tourists.  Mauro Fumagalli of Marche Bike Life, creator of the event, aims to promote tourism and cycle tourism in le Marche, together with Antonella Rutigliano, who talks about disability and sport, sharing her experiences and results as a Paralympic athlete, aiming to  motivate other people with physical disability to do the same.

Covent Garden London Monmouth Street Taxi Cab
You’ll find Rosso di Sera Italian Restaurant in Monmouth Street London
We participated in this promotional event, hosted and beautifully prepared by Rosso di Sera Italian Restaurant on Monmouth Street in London, who provided a delicious array of culinary excellence and delights from the Marche region. The Italian atmosphere built throughout the evening with the amazing Opera singing, performed by Villa InCanto‘s artists. 

This project was supported by the Marche Region and some of the most important public and private operators of the territory, that help to make it happen. I strongly recommend you to go for a meal at Rosso di Sera in London, and to check out Villa InCanto’s website for their upcoming events and to travel and visit the beautiful Marche region of Italy.

Marche Bike Ride London 2016 Long Ride Rosso di Sera
Marche Bike Ride London 2016 Long Ride Rosso di Sera









Marche Bike Ride London 2016 Long Ride Rosso di Sera
Marche Bike Ride London 2016 Long Ride Rosso di Sera
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Marche Bike Ride London 2016 Long Ride Rosso di Sera
Marche Bike Ride London 2016 Long Ride Rosso di Sera

See the post on the Facebook Page: Bike Long Ride Marche – London

Una manifestazione di cicloturismo per promuovere la Regione Marche attraverso il ciclismo, il buon cibo ed il canto. Da Ascoli Piceno fino a Londra, 2100 Km passando da Milano e Parigi, nel cuore dell’Europa.
Una bellissima iniziativa promozionale creata ed organizzata da Marco Fumagalli di Marche Bike Life con il supporto di alcuni sponsors e delle societa’ di promozione turistica locali. Arrivati a Londra, una calorosa accoglienza preparata dai Marchigiani di Londra, presso il ristorante Rosso di Sera. L’atmosfera e’ stata implementata dalla compagnia artistica Villa InCanto con esibizioni canore dei suoi artisti di Opera.
La disponibilita’, passione e simpatia espresso dalla comunita’ marchigiana presente, ha sicuramente creato un effetto attrazione per gli Inglesi presenti, molti dei quali, ahime’ neppure conoscevano l’esistenza della Regione Marche. Mi auguro questo evento sia da esempio e sia l’inizio di una serie di manifestazioni atte a far conoscere e scoprire le regioni e localita’ italiane meno frequentate e che piu’ fanno fatica ad attirare il turismo.

A great evening in London Red Hook Crit #cycling #fixie

A great evening in London for the Red Hook Criterium cycling event for singlespeed fixie bikes. 
The event was held at the Greenwich Peninsula, just behind the O2 Arena and North Greenwich Station, so was very easy to access. Being Italian, I always love to see the good old “made in Italy” brands doing well abroad, so very pleased that Castelli is the official clothing provider of the event, with a great looking jersey collection.

A great display of Cinelli bikes too.. and I’m starting to fall in love with the simplicity of these single speed bikes, also called “fixie”.

The bicycle looks much cleaner and lighter without all wires, cables, dérailleurs, and other extra bits and pieces.

Of course not having brakes can be a bit of a worry, but it’s just a matter of getting used to it. For slowing down and braking, the rider has to slow down his/her leg rotation, position the body forward to allow the back wheel to become lighter and to eventually slide too. I recommend a good few practice sessions on a proper cycling track to familiarise with this way of riding prior to getting out on the road.

The event started towards the evening with a very exciting atmosphere, loud music and cheering crowd.

I have to say, these evening events in the city are fantastic. It’s a great opportunity to see and to understand what cycling is about.

The strong and aggressive action of Ainara Elbusto Arteaga on her way to victory

Photos of the event will be uploaded shortly on my Flickr account and a video on the Youtube channel. You’re welcome to follow @fabulouSport on Instagram/ Twitter and to LIKE Fabulous Outdoor Photography‘s page on facebook.

I saw this Airstream, and couldn’t resist capturing in HDR, the reflection of the O2 Arena on the Greenwich Peninsula.

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