Published November 2007
Vikingtour also open to scooterists!
The organisation of the 700 km long Vikingtour in Norway
also allowes scooters in their event in 2008. It's a great bikerace
over 7 days in Norway. Normally only for bicycles, but you can start
with scooter in 2008. Dates vikingtour 2008: July 19th - 25th. Viks°yri
Distance: 700 km / 11000 meters
From the event website:
For three summers now, vikings have smiled, suffered, grinned and
laughed while fighting Norwegian mountains and fjords, their raw
arctic beauty still unknown to most local cyclists. And practicly
all have come grinning with fulfillment, roaring and with tears
in their eyes up to the final summit. For 2008, we hope to welcome
the same great mix of young and older, heavy- and bantams to an
even better experience.
Viking Tour is also a cycling road race. With fights for seconds.
Leader shirts. Late night tactics discussions... A fight to the
bone, tougher than you could ever imagine and far beyond what your
mind will let you remember. But the organizer, the spectators and
not to forget the most competitive riders themselves would very
much like to have along anyone simply hoping to return to Viks°yri...
It is difficult enough to believe ones eyes when the first riders
circle up the mountain as eagles on hot air. But just as impressive
is the will of those who have struggled the most and been at the
far back all day. When they work their neverending way upwards and
conquer the final bump. Sweaty grins around sparkling childrens
eyes. When they turn and point down towards the fjord 1400 meters
below to start their tale...and they do not know what to say. The
nature, the challenge and the informal atmosphere is there for everyone
to enjoy. Your goal being to see Viks°yri before winter or to compete
for grim death, air wil feel thin on the summits. And our welcoming
at the line only gets warmer the later you arrive!
more > http://www.vikingtour.no
Sourch: Jens Seemann