Sunday 8 September, more than 7000 cyclists met in Lyon for the 17th edition of the Lyon Free VTT.
5 courses were proposed this year, from 17 to 55 km, to discover the heritage of the capital of Gaul: the Roman theaters of Fourvière, the underground parking of the Celestins, the Grand Hotel Dieu or the shopping center and leisure Confluence.
The most experienced have started at 7:30 on the XL circuit, a beautiful loop of 55 km with no less than 1,300 m of elevation gain and 30 km of totally new portions in the west Lyonnais. If the mountain bikers also had the choice with a course L of 43 km and M of 31 km, nearly 1000 participants had opted for the discovery course of 17 km, a more family loop, open to children from 8 years, and that was possible to achieve without problem in Vélo'V.
No less than 200 volunteer signalers mobilized by the organizing club LYON VTT, as well as security agents and municipal police officers supervised the different routes and secured most of the crossroads and other points of cohabitation potentially delicate with the car traffic.
Info: www.lyon freevtt.com