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THE ULTIMATE BIKING ADVENTURE GETS GOVERNMENT BACKING

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This summer the biking adventure of 2009 will see riders from around The World gathering in North Africa for the trip of their lifetime. The ‘lap of Morocco’ will take in the stunning Atlantic coast, the beautiful Rif and Atlas Mountains and the wilderness of the Moroccan Plains right to the very edge of the Sahara Desert.

 

Entries are now being accepted for the 5th Cannonball Bike Run which kicks off on June 22nd and finishes 1700 miles and 7 days later. In between the riders will be living it up in 5 star hotels and riding some of the best (and traffic free) roads imaginable.

 

The organisers are building on the success of the 2008 CBR which returned from Morocco in October and received a huge thumbs-up not just from the intrepid riders but also from the Local & National Police Forces of Morocco.

 

With the Dakar Rally now departed to South America,

 

Morocco was keen to welcome the CBR to their shores and they proved to be the perfect hosts. Special arrangements were made for the riders throughout with fast-track Police escorts out of the major cities and Police lining the route to clear traffic and wave on the riders - an experience that left many of the competitors amazed. Not a single speeding ticket was issued in a combined total of 70,000+ kms of spirited, free riding. For 2009 the same assistance is already in place.

 

This year the event will be run over an entirely new route but will again benefit from the co-operation of the Moroccan authorities. The CBR is virtually all-inclusive with luxury hotels, VIP parties, meals, pre-ridden routes, back up trucks, luggage transfers and support crew all included. A return bike transportation service is also available. The riding is on all-tarmac roads and is perfect for sports bikes or tourers.

 

CBR attracts a unique mix of international thrill-seekers and wildly varying machinery.

To get an idea of what to expect check out www.cannonballbikerun.com and click on the 2008 report which has 100s of images, video, the full story board, rider reviews and route maps. All the war stories are in there with nothing held back. You can also get the information on this year’s run and download an entry form.

 

For more details simply call the organisers on 01189 475200 or e-mail [email protected]

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