A motorbike is a great way to see the mountains, but races are a different matter.

11-03-2018Archive

Illegal motorbike racing in the Tramuntana Mountains is not a new theme. Mayors of municipalities in the mountains have spoken in the past about the problem and have requested that the national government delegation provides a solution.

The Tramuntana XXI lobby group is now calling for greater control to stop these races, which typically occur at weekends. Its president, Antoni Martínez, points to the fact that mayors have sought control measures. One of them, Joan Sastre in Selva, says that there are specific sections of road which are used recklessly, such as the entrance into Caimari. In Esporles, Maria Ramon, accepts that not all bikers are reckless but that there is a minority who create danger and noise pollution. The deputy mayor of Banyalbufar, Joan Peralta, echoes what Ramon has to say.

More positive is the presence of hikers. Tramuntana XXI and mayors have noted that despite the increasing number of hikers, there is less waste than there used to be. Nadal Torres, the mayor of Valldemossa, reckons that there are now some 50,000 people who use the ways in the municipality each year. The amount of rubbish has nevertheless gone down.

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Les C / Hace 9 months

When there was an amber snow alert where I live in UK, I called back when I was in the mountains for a road update, as I was due to fly home the following day, which I did. I pointed out that there should be an amber to red alert due to the idiot cyclists and motorcyclists coming around bends at speed in the mountains. It is only a matter of time before someone or more are killed. The police police the resorts well. well how about getting undercover police on these roads, to teach these idiots about road safety. Not all are like this, only a few, which can spoil it for everyone else on the road.

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Will / Hace 9 months

Two bikes racing on the Lluc to Pollensa road this morning, nearly collided with me on a shark bend, they cut the corner and almost took out a cyclist. This reckless racing needs stopping before someone is killed.

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James Worrall / Hace 9 months

I clipped the back wheel of a bike last year. They were racing down hill on a blind bend, and one over took me on the bend. Swerved right in front of me to avoid a car coming in the opposite direction. He or she was very lucky.

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S. / Hace 9 months

Frightening activity from these bikers. Also, from the racing bike Clubs. If you are driving in the Tramuntana, it is a big shock when confronted by these cyclists, especially when on the wrong side of the road, when climbing blind bends. As they race down the mountain roads.

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