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0-2000 Cycling Challenge

June 01 - June 02 2024
Limassol, Cyprus
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Distances: 39.6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: 2,000 or less Participants

After eight successful events, your favourite and challenging road event, the "0-2000" is back on the weekend of 4-5 of June 2022 as a two day-event. The most challenging and at the same time most popular road cycling event in Cyprus this year will meet new limits with an additional day of riding in the mountains!

There are three roads that can take you up the top of the Cyprus Mountains, the Olympus peak at almost 2000m above sea level. This year we choose two of them to make the challenge more spectacular! We choose the most scenic and toughest routes to the top! Will you miss this experience this year?

Day 1: From Limassol (sea level) to Olympos (top of the island)

Starting from 0 meters Above Sea Level and finishing on almost 2000 meters, at the highest peak of Cyprus - Olympus (1952 m), this is the race that time is not the target, the top is! It's what we say, "Sky is the limit"!! After 63km of uphill riding, you will conquer the top of the highest mountain in Cyprus!

The race starts in Limassol at MyMall, and heads towards Kolossi, Kouris Dam, passes through the scenic rural roads of Lofou, Pera Pedi and Platres to finish on the top of Troodos, the Olympus peak. After the finish, the participants will have the time to relax in Troodos Square before the award ceremony for day 1!

Day 2: From Kalopanagiotis to Olympos

Starting from one of the most beautiful villages of Cyprus we will ride on a route that most of us are not aware of! Soon after the start of the route we take the road from Moutoullas to Ksylogiofyro (wooden bridge) on the main road from Pedoulas to Kykkos. A tiny, sometimes steep but scenic route that you can enjoy on your bike. Soon after Ksylogiofyro you will be on the other side of the mountain overlooking the is followed by another amazing route towards Lamythou. The view from that point is breathtaking and overlooks the valley of Kaminaria and Tris Elies.

During early summer along the way the nature is at its best, with the cherry trees full of cherries and all many more trees blossoming in the fields.

From Lemythou to Olympos the route is mainly ascending with some steep parts before and after Prodromos.

Once you reach the top you are already a winner, no matter how long it took you!

Looking forward to see you in Troodos for a weekend full of cycling and other leisure events

“0-1000” is back!

Are you a road cycling beginner? Then this is the challenge for you!

The “0-1000” race will give you the opportunity to challenge yourself while enjoying a beautiful day on the Troodos mountains. The participants will will ride the long and continuous climb towards Lofou village, pass through the scenic rural roads of Lofou, before reaching the finish line just after Pera Pedi village, 49.5km from the start line.

Who will be the first "King / Queen of the Mountain" 2020?

In the “0-2000” Cycling Challenge the King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain jerseys will be awarded:

King of the Mountain - CCF Junior/Elite categories

King of the Mountain - CCF Masters and CFA categories

Queen of the Mountain -  CCF Junior/Elite categories

Queen of the Mountain - CCF Masters and CFA categories

*Regardless of their "0-2000" Cycling Challange race category.

Who will be the 2021 King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain? Are you a contender???

0-2000 Cycling Challenge

Start Located At: Limassol, Cyprus
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03.06 | Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Race bag pick-up at Activate Cyprus offices (view map)
04.06 | Saturday 06:00 - 07:00 Race bag pick-up at MyMall Limassol
07:15 Neutral start of the race from MyMall Limassol Official start of the race will be from Kouris Dam *The 0-1000 Cycling Challenge race start will be 5 minutes after.

05.06 | Sunday 09:00 Race start from Kalopanayiotis
12:45 Award ceremony at Troodos Hotel


Finisher's Medal
Trophy for Winners
Goody Bag
Onsite Parking
Parking Nearby
Road Markers
Water Stations
Medical Facilities

Prize / Race Categories

Junior Men/Women                        17-18 yrs
Men/Women                                   19-29 yrs
Young Masters 1 Men/Women      30-34 yrs
Young Masters 2 Men/Women      35-39 yrs
Expert Masters 1 Men/Women      40-44 yrs
Expert Masters 2 Men/Women      45-49 yrs
Veteran Masters 1 Men/Women    50-54 yrs
Veteran Masters 2 Men/Women    55+ yrs

Cadet Boys/Girls     14-16 yrs
Men/Women            17+ yrs

Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Bike Festival
Free Training Rides
Course Timing
KOM/QOM Competition
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry