The Plaza Miguel Hernández in Redován will be the epicentre of the IX meeting of classic bicycles organised every year by the Asociación La Carbonilla. The event will take place on Sunday 3 April at 8.30 am and those interested in taking part should note that they must wear vintage clothing and bring a classic bicycle.
The event is organised by Redován Town Council, Orihuela Town Council and the La Carbonilla Association of Classic and Historic Vehicles. The Councillor for Culture of the Redován Town Hall, Clara Ezcurra, and the president of La Carbonilla, Miguel Terol, were responsible for detailing how this activity, which has already become a classic, will take place at a press conference which was attended by Dominique Giménez from the Orihuela Council for Culture and Jose Escorza Gil, a member of the board of directors of La Carbonilla.
Clara Ezcurra explained the itinerary, “which will start from the Plaza Miguel Hernández and pass through El Escorratel, Puente Alto, Media Legua, Arco de Santo Domingo in Orihuela, where we will also stop at the murals of San Isidro, and from there, return to Redován. The Encuentro Comarcal de Bicicletas Clásicas ‘Villa de Redován’ will have the participation of the associations Las Galgas de Yecla, the Agrupación Huertana del Bajo Segura de Almoradí, Los Cuadrillicos de Santomera, the Concejalía de Cultura de Orihuela, as well as the collaboration of the Caja Rural Central and Bodegas Agustín Pomares. “We want to encourage our neighbours, as well as other bicycle lovers to join this activity, which covers one of the most precious heritages of the Vega Baja,” explained Ezcurra.
For his part, the president of La Carbonilla, Miguel Terol, recalled that to participate “it is necessary to do so with period clothing and items”, so he has encouraged those who want to make the journey to prepare their old bikes “to enjoy a morning that will be very pleasant riding along the traditional paths of our orchard. The recommended attire for this event is typical huerta clothing, trousers or a pleated skirt, breeches, shirt or waistcoat, among other garments that are stored in the wardrobes.