Velocio’s own Olivia Dillon was on the ground during our event and below is a recap of her experience in her own words.
As a result of a recent partnership with the renowned and sustainability focused Klassmark event organizers, Velocio participated in a zero emissions self sufficient gravel adventure from Girona to the coastal area of Pals which is threatened by climate change with rising sea levels. The idea was to scour 6km of a beach and pick up as much plastic as possible and bring to a recycling area.
The day started early with friends from Klassmark and local community minded cyclists full of positive energy and ready for the task ahead. Klassmark knows the best gravel routes in the area from years of organizing cycling and trail running races, so the route was full of hidden gems and a good dose of mud from recent rains. We reached the beach by mid-morning and got set up with natural fibre bags perched on our handlebars to be filled with all the unwanted plastics on the beach. The spectacular site of the beach, Platja dels Pals on the Balearic Sea stood in stark contrast to the thrash that was accumulating among the seaweed and other natural oceanic debris.