Annual bicycle event to shut down streets until 13:00

The 27th Bicycle Ride of Athens will lead to traffic restrictions on Sunday, especially around Syntagma Square.

The annual ride is held by the Athens Municipality and consists of 2 routes, starting and ending at Syntagma: one 5km long (starts 11:15) and another 15km long (starts 10:00).

It includes all ages and has required registration with the capital's Culture, Sports & Youth Organization (OPANDA) by Friday evening. There will be no registration on Sunday.

Regulations blocking car traffic will be introduced as early as 07:00 on Sunday and last until 13:00. They will affect all streets around Syntagma Square, to Vassileos Konstantinou and parts of Syngrou Avenues, through Omonia Square and related streets, and as far as Pireos Street.