Cycling friends compete
Ok, so it's the first time I've heard of this but friends (ones more fit than myself) have told me it's a great place to be, a sort of cycle networking event. They call it the Malta Tour (Tour ta' Malta) but it's also widely referred to the Tour of Friendship and that makes me want to join.
“The Tour of Friendship is neither about professional racing nor money" say its organisers "it is all about the love for cycling and to connect cyclists from all over the world.” There are no monetary prizes but that doesn't mean competitors aren't in it to win!
I think, the prospect of cycling through some of the most beautiful country lanes (and some less so) is in itself a thing to look forward to. The four-stage road bike race around Malta is happening from 11th to 14th April.