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Old 02-02-2019, 10:56
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Originally Posted by Deanscroft View Post
I don't think the vast majority of the cyclists here know what a bell is despite it being a legal requirement. Perhaps a 50€ on the spot fine would do the trick and raise a tidy sum for the islands coffers.
I didn't know that?! It's hard enough to find out the laws in the UK let alone Spain. Where did you find that info. Maybe there's other Spanish quirks I should know about...
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:27
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Plenty of info here :- https://www.donkey.bike/spain-cycling-rules/ .
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Old 02-02-2019, 15:45
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Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
Awesome link. I'll post that on my house facebook page so my mates read it.

I thought I was the only person who waved his left hand to indicate stopping. So good rules there that I agree with (and already adhere to)
Old 02-02-2019, 18:00
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My favourite hand signal is when the left or right arm is lowered straight down and the middle finger raised about an inch. The slight incline of the finger is the 'cool' way to signal that you are turning left or right.

I will have to give a copy of these laws to the policeman who regularly cycles the wrong way along the Formentor road.
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Old 04-02-2019, 18:27
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Default The law applying to cyclists

Here is an interesting article -
Old 22-02-2019, 15:54
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This will frighten you all....

Old 24-02-2019, 08:23
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Originally Posted by Rockape View Post
This will frighten you all....

Well, some cyclist profiles might be more attractive than others (this is not a commercial; just a point to indicate that the "luxury segment" of the cycling tour business could have a few redeeming facets):

TREK Bicycles; TREK Travel Luxury Tours; mallorca-luxury-bike-tour


Priced at US$1,000 per person per day, in the cases of some "destinations"!

Old 24-02-2019, 09:24
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I assume that price includes a 'driver'. Rickshaws or tandems?
Old 24-02-2019, 10:56
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Wow - I only spotted one car on the road during the whole video - wonder when it was filmed
Old 31-05-2019, 07:09
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Sports tourism generated 2,441 million euros for the Spanish economy last year, ten per cent more than during the previous year. ...

... The Balearics Islands are the most active destination, not only for foreign visitors but also residents. ...

One of the fastest growing sports in the Balearics, especially in Majorca, is cycling. Majorca is going to be the main holiday destination for European cyclists this year with an estimated 250,000 cyclists, a 25% increase over last year, expected to come to the island. The increase in cyclists has been progressive since 2010, hence the hotels' commitment to adapting facilities and services to cater for this type of tourism. It plays a key role in decentralising the season as nearly 80% of cyclists come in the low season months from December to May.

Nearly 200 hotels on the island were open during the winter for cyclists. Artá, Muro, Alcúdia-Can Picafort, the Playa de Palma and Cala Serena hotels have all experienced a significant increase in their occupancy levels during the low and middle season months with the arrival of cyclists and their families.

see full article on the MDB website
Old 03-06-2019, 12:47
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Cycling tourism in Majorca is forecast to grow 25% this year.
Old 03-06-2019, 16:54
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Originally Posted by arturo22 View Post
Cycling tourism in Majorca is forecast to grow 25% this year.
The more the merrier. At this rate it could lead to Majorca being a 12 month/year resort with winter flights from Scotland.

Happy days.
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Old 03-06-2019, 23:16
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A cycling friend of mine told me his cycling group has now stopped going to Mallorca each Spring - because they feel there are too many other cycling groups there at that time of year.
Old 04-06-2019, 07:07
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One of my colleagues went for the first time in May and enjoyed the cycling as well as his visits to El Posito, Celler la Parra and Stay very much and is planning his return visit already.
If it extends the season for businesses it's a good thing.
Less quiet periods for other visitors though.
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:40
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Most cyclists behave well.
Most pedestrians behave well.
Most drivers behave well.
Most renters behave well.

Unfortunately some in each group do not behave well and don't care about others, this is the case everywhere and sadly is unlikely to change.

For those of us who are fortunate to be able to go to PP throughout the year hopefully added people coming will lead to flights all year round.
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