The biker concentration "The Legend continues" starts engines. The first major winter event for fans of the world of two wheels will be held for the fourth year in a row in Cantalejo from 10 to 13 in January with the collaboration of the Provincial Council. The event hopes to gather 8.000 participants, exceeding the 7.000 achieved in 2017, which will be a real driving force for the economy of the entire region, as bikers cohab accommodations and encourage consumption. Along with Cantalejo, the municipalities of Turégano, Sacramenia and San Pedro de Gaillos also participate in the Legend organizing various activities in their respective municipalities.
The motorcycle event was presented today at the Casa del Sellol with the presence of the president of the Diputación, Francisco Vázquez, the president of La Leyenda Continúa, Mariano Parellada, the deputy of Prodestur, Magdalena Rodríguez; the deputy of Economic Promotion, Jaime Pérez; the mayor of Cantalejo, Máximo San Macario; the mayor of San Pedro de Gaíllos, Choni Llorente; the mayor of Turégano, Juan Montes; and the mayor of Sacramenia, Juan Carlos Muñoz-Reja.
The participants will arrive not only from all of Spain, but from countries throughout Europe, with which the international dimension is an added value that makes this event more important.
Especially benefited will come out of the meeting the tourism sector, which during those days fills the available hotel beds throughout the region. The circumstance also occurs that many bikers have repeated visit with their families during the year to Segovia, after having discovered it thanks to the concentration of The Legend Continues.
The concentration opens the circuit of the ten tests of the International Motorcycling Federation, which managed to access last year. This has led to a greater impact of the event outside of Spain, as evidenced by the varied origin of the participants, which in 2018 reached the 17 countries represented, most by neighborhood, France, Portugal and Italy.
The Legend is structured in a series of events in which there is no shortage of concerts, conferences on trips, tastings and excursions. The camp, the bonfires and the activities of the tent will take place in the Hoyal de Cantalejo.
The activity will be transferred on Friday 11 from January in the morning to San Pedro de Gaíllos. In the afternoon to Turégano, where the greeting to the bikers of the world from the castle and its square will be developed. Already on Saturday morning it will be the turn of Sacramenia, where from one o'clock in the afternoon there will be stunt demonstrations -exhibitions and other stunts with motorcycles- by Emilio Zamora. These will be repeated in the afternoon in Cantalejo, starting at five thirty.
The music occupies a prominent place during the event and during the four days of concentration will be able to listen to concerts of groups such as "Los Skull" on Friday night from ten, which will follow at midnight "Captain Mercury" (tribute a Queen), which will set the New Year's Eve biker prepared after midnight. On Saturday 12 in January, starting at ten o'clock at night, will go on stage "Gintónica Band", with versions of the rock band Metallica.
A cycle of conferences on great motorcycle adventures told by its protagonists, to be held in the tent, will complete the activities.
The organization will have a memory for Ana Carrasco, the first motorcycle world champion to win the SSP300 championship, one of the categories of the Superbike World Championship. Other honorees will be the journalist specialized in motor Enrique Hernández Luike, in his 90 anniversary, and the photographer National Photography Award Alberto García-Alix, very fond of the world of motorcycles, which will be awarded the Golden Legend Awards 2019 .
And after removing from oblivion in previous editions true icons of motorcycles in Spain, such as the companies Bultaco and Montesa, this year the Legend will pay tribute to another mechanical engineering on two wheels that marked the era: Ossa. This fact will serve as an anteroom for the presentation of a new motorcycle model of 125 cubic centimeters that the Catalan brand completes.
One of the most emotional and important moments of the La Leyenda Concentration Continues 2019 will be, as in all editions, the Parade of Torches, where motorists process their motorcycles through the streets of Cantalejo with a lit torch in memory and tribute to the bikers friends who lost their lives during the previous year.
This parade will take place on Saturday day 12 at 21,00 h. through the streets of Cantalejo to its Plaza Mayor, where a minute of silence will be kept in your memory and 100 will light up little lanterns that will go up to heaven in your memory.