UK Riders to Hardalpitour 7-8 September

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Dr LC8, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    The HARDALPITOUR is now in its 5th year, attracting riders from all over Europe.
    The aim of the event is to ride 550km with GPS, off-road through some amazing mountains and terrain in northwest Italian Alps within 24 hours.
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    Check out some videos of previous Rally’s here.
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    HARDALPITOUR is not a competition, it is a Rally aimed at riders of bikes around over 150Kg, which are looking for adventure and a challenge. Single dual sport bikes are more than welcome.

    The Rally is organised by www.over2000riders.com , who run guided off-road tours and training days in and around the region. Their knowledge of the terrain is second to none.

    HARDALPITOUR has also been included in the annual programme of FMI (Federazione Motociclistica Italiana).

    EVENT PROGRAM HARDALPITOUR 2013

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    Meeting in Priola (Cuneo) at 10:00 am on 7th September 2013.

    Start at 14.30 departures from Priola.

    Finishing Cesana Torinese (Turin) 12.00-16:00 on 8th September

    Along the way there will be locations where riders can get food, drink and rest.
    This facility is provided by the organiser and included in the entrance fee.

    Also included in the entrance fee is, Insurance, EuropAssistance, commemorative t-shirt and all GPS track and waypoints.

    Participation limited to single cylinder dual sport bikes weighing around 150 kg and twin cylinder adventure / off-road bikes, forming a team of three riders.
    Solo entrants are welcome to meet other bikers looking to form a team on the Facebook page

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    Each team must have at least one GARMIN compatible to load event tracks and waypoints.

    Cost of participation (to be confirmed): 120 € per person including the cost of joining FMI.
    Reservation are now open.

    UK BASED ENQUIRES AND TEAMS : There are facilities for anyone wishing to ship bikes to and from the event, as well as secure storage in Turin. The approximate cost will be around £400. This figure is to be confirmed. Anyone interested in this option should contact Nic who is managing the UK entries for HARDALPITOUR 2013. If you have any enquires then please feel free to contact via the PM service.

    Looking forward to riding together through the most amazing tracks in the Alps

    Nic
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  2. philgunn

    philgunn BMW R80gs offroad + HP2

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    that sure looks like a good spin

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  3. Muug

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    I checked Youtube and found films made during the dark hours. Though the route seems to be very beautiful, the idea alone of being forced to ride so much distance in so very little hours gives me stress.
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  4. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    In actual facts there are there points along the route offering free warm food,drinks and space for riders to have some rests and a nap.
    You can easily brake down the night journey trying to get as much kms with the light rather then with the dark. In September in that region you have light from 6:30 am till 8:30 pm. The ride is 24h so you basically have well over 13h to cover most of the distance with the light!

    And you'll see sunset and sunrise below and above some of the most beautiful and famous peaks around the world...while riding your bike...

    Ciao

    Nic
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  5. dansmiff

    dansmiff n00b

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    Nic, I would like to enter a team of three riders for this tour. Are there any places left. Please PM me asap as I am trying to book holiday time to accommodate this ride.
    Rgds,
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  6. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Hi,

    Yes there place left. No problem.
    I will PM you with details for registration.

    Cheers

    Nic
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  7. BigTrack

    BigTrack n00b

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    I definitely intend to take part in the Rally this year.
    Great to see other UK riders interested in going too. :clap

    Now just to decide which bike to use... 990R or 690R ?
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  8. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Well it sounds like we have a common dilemma :lol3

    Anyway PM me with your details (name and bike). There different solo or duo UK riders coming along, it will be possible and easy to complete teams. I will put in touch people once the inscriptions are closed.

    Cheers

    Nic
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  9. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Hi,

    So few more info as requested:

    Hardalpitour has been organised and initiated by over2000riders in 2009. The aim from the first edition has been to run a non competitive endurance rally along the old military and commercial occidental alps tracks from south to north.
    Being an endurance competition is aiming to attract endurance sensible pilots rather than TT racers converted to off riding. This is the reason why the advertisement says "bikes over 150kg"! Just not to attract the 2 stroke racers! Having said so, many pilots rode the Hardalpitor with low weight bikes...but with the right attitude: constant speed up to the end!

    In the first edition few pilots took part to the event. They liked it so much that the word of mouth ran so quick and fast that many people wanted to do it the following years. Moreover many different Italians and European journalists rode it and gave very good reports on different very big magazines (Motociclismo, Motociclismo Fuori, Endurista, Motomagazine) which of course helped to attract attention to it.

    From this year over2000riders would like to open the rally to UK bikers. We would also like to use this event opportunity to introduce British riders to the beauty, pleasure and fun of riding on the alps on tracks and trails on and (well) above 2000 meters above the sea level.
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    These mountains don't need much introduction as they were the location of the 2006 winter Olympic game. In fact during the summer it is possible to rise some of the slops with the motorbike. Turin is the nearest by city. It is a beautiful city which has been the first capital of Italy in the 19th century and it is definitively worth a visit.
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    South of Turin, 45 minutes driving, you can visit the Langhe, a region of smooth hills which are world wide famous for their vignard, wine (Barolo, Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo...) and gorgeous food among which the precious Tartufo delle Langhe(truffle).
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    Turin is served by many directs flights from London and others UK airports. Alternatively it is possible to flight to Milano Malpensa where multiple airlines fly from all over the places. Milano Malpensa is just over one hour driving from Turin.

    The all idea for people coming from UK would be in facts, not only to participate to the unique Hardalpitour, but , if desired, also to spend a week or more, riding great trails and alps street (in different configurations and extents according to
    different bikes), enjoying superb food and wine and visiting cultural sites.

    It goes without saying that the weater in september is still nice and warm without the extreme heat and possible umidity of July and August.
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    Over2000riders can offer the opportunity of organising 1,2,3 or more days trip exploring this big region off road. Most of these tour do not touch the Tarmac for hundreds of kilometres.

    Over2000rider do also offer services for bike hiring,storage and transport from and back the UK(£400 return).
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    I hope these info will answer most of your questions, however I am always available to answer more questions or speake directly with you over the phone.
    I am based in Manchester and happy to meet locally if anyone would be interested in a face to face chat about it.

    Ciao

    Nic
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  10. Famous

    Famous Goin down hill fast

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  11. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Got it and replayed.

    Drop me an email as said...:deal

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  12. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    Mark and I are going so if you are on your own, can make a team if you wish.. or you can say " poiss off " :rofl
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  13. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    I believe the Irish team is made by 3 riders.

    However I have several people sign on where a team member is missing or the other way round.

    In a due course I will contact everyone who is signed up to try to arrange teams of three if needed.

    Ciao

    Nic
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  14. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    Cheers Nic, we still looking for someone but asking around people we know first. But ill let you know.

    And we know famous hence the question.

    sent using my fingers and voodoo magic.
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  15. MCIVOR

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    any news yet seamus from the organisers?
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  16. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Hi I sent you a PM with detail for registration.
    I am also contacting one by one all the participants to give instructions re payment.

    Cheers

    Nic
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  17. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for your interest and registrations.

    This week is the last one to be able to sign on and reserve a place on the rally.

    We do have a number of UK/Ireland riders already singed up. Few teams are missing a single riders...so if any of you is alone this is the right time to sign in, reserve your place and joint an exsiting team looking for the third man!!!


    For any further info please contact me.


    Really looking forward to meet all of you,


    Nic
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    sadrider36 sandrider

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    pm sent
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  19. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Replied!

    I will sort you out!!!

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  20. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    Ok this is a shout out to the single riders. We are a team of 2 looking for a third.

    If you would like to join team "Touring Twats" PM me.

    No knobbers or drama queens please.

    Our pace will be slow to average and steady.

    sent using my fingers and voodoo magic.
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