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This year’s international bicycle-round, organized by the Municipality of Svilengrad as a celebration of the Day of Europe, arouse a great interest among participants from the whole country. Nearly 200 amateur cyclists from Svilengrad, Sofia, Kozlodui, Plovdiv, Jambol, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Kazanluk and other cities, joined the round from Svilengrad to Kastanies /Greece/ and back. At the territory of Greece, many cyclists from Orestiada joined the “iron line” and finished at the centre of Svilengrad.
A special guest to the sport event was the Member of the European Parliament Bilyana Raeva. She covered successfully the 100-kilometers’ track with a racer that had been placed at her disposal by the cycling club “Eurooil” – Svilengrad. Bilyana Raeva congratulated all the participants in the bicycle-round and expressed her gratitude to the Mayor of Svilengrad Georgi Manolov for the excellent idea of organizing the event. Bilyana Raeva noted that she had found new dimensions of distances and borders in case they are covered together with good friends and support.
The bicycle ride devoted to the Day of Europe is organized since 2004 by the idea of the Mayor of Svilengrad Georgi Manolov.