Motor Cross; a favorite of Northern Cyprus’s young men

Every Sunday morning the Motor Cross riders come in large numbers roaring down the gravel road. I arm myself with a cup of coffee and a pair of binoculars then I have a few hours of free entertainment. They are mostly amateurs but some have clearly very high standard.

They go on excursions, organized competitions and can sit and talk bike for hours. It’s fun to see the enthusiasm and excitement of the riders.

It’s not a cheap hobby when everything is much more expensive here due embargo. But the guys make do and invest a lot of time and money into their machinery and equipment.

The races end up being a celebration where friends and family partake with barbeques, creating a fun and social event.

Unfortunately, there are not so many places left to practice, but the municipalities tend to lease areas where they can race and they are always involved in races where both the ambulance and the police are in place.

In “my” valley there is no to interfere, apart from us, but we have nothing against it, quite the opposite in fact, my husband is one of them…

There is a permanent motor cross track in Güzelyurt and as the number of motocross rider’s increase we can expect to have bigger and better events coming up.

Here are some pictures from the last contest co-organized with Lapta Festival, where the winners received trophies for their achievements.

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About Madeleine Hunter 90 Articles
Madeleine has lived in Northern Cyprus for ten years now and is a true nature lover. She lives with her husband on a large plot with stunning sea views with the scenery as their only neighbour. Madeleine is a writer for NCM, and writes interesting articles about health care and beauty. Madeleine is also working at an eye clinic and in the summers she leads training sessions in Water aerobics, an exercise she created herself, where you work out your entire body in the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea. In the future Madeleine will start an organic farm for obtaining guaranteed organic food, as part of the holistic view that a body in balance is a healthy body. If you have any questions for Madeleine, please write to: