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6 Points Mallorca – Ride for Ukraine

6-Points-Challenge-Ukraine-MallorcaBy the time this reaches publication, the latest edition of the 6Points Mallorca will be complete, more money will have be raised for the local charities Asdica and Yachting Gives Back – over Eu120,000 to date. Those who took part will know that this is one of the very best ways to ride the whole island of Mallorca.

Now in its sixth year, 6Points Challenges has developed the theme of riding the six points of the island (North (Cap Formentor), East (Cap Depera), South (Ses Salines), West (St Elm), highest (Puig Major) and lowest (anywhere by the sea..), which places the event somewhere between the Mallorca 312, a much more intense one day event, and a cycling holiday that might take at least a week.

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With the format covering 420km and 7500m of climbing over the course of a long weekend (always towards the end of May), the Senses 6Points Mallorca is a perfect mix of being an exhilarating and challenging ride, but one that remains within the reach of most riders wishing to give it a good crack after a bit of training.

With a focus on inclusivity, the event has developed over the years and has now added a slightly shorter (340km) and easier option of the first day’s toughest leg of the entire Tramuntana range by offering a ‘Vallees’ route – following the inland route of the mountain range up to the first night’s stay in Puerto Pollensa.

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Limited to around 75 riders with all the logistics – hotels, meals, bag transfers etc – beautifully organised at a very high level, the rider groups are separated by expected fitness levels, – named after various coffee options from Espresso to Cafe Latte, so that no one is ‘dropped’, but still allowing for the quicker riders to give it full beans and for the event to remain a serious challenge.

What develops with this format is a camaraderie and team element that builds over the three days into a truly fantastic way to cycle the island – famous for being one of the best cycling locations in the world.

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Ride for Ukraine

Through the course of the year, 6Points Challenges organises monthly rides and due to the current awful conflict in Ukraine, the April edition of the monthly ride was held to raise money for those affected by the war (as opposed to a Special Military Operation..), including many individuals and families who have been displaced to Mallorca.

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In cooperation with Yachting Gives Back and UR Mallorca – an important new local charity organisation offering vital and meaningful support to displaced Ukrainians – over €3200 was raised by around 30 cyclists on a 70km ride in stunning spring sunshine, starting and finishing at Santa Maria, submitting the Puig de Magdalena on the way.

Cycling brings a great deal to our beautiful island each year, extending the tourist season each side of the summer. 6Points offers the chance to ride it in the best possible way.

Hamish Goddard – +34 686 634 038

Hamish.goddard@e3s.com