Ciclismo Região de Aveiro 2017

A Prova de Abertura Região de Aveiro passing through Carris, Oiá this morning:

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Caramulo Motorfest 2016

The Caramulo Motorfestival is devoted to classic and sports cars and motorcycles. It combines competition events with recreational activities, such as the Historic Caramulo Hillclimb, the Caramulo Historical Rally and Drive, classic cars and motorcycles and much more.

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Volta á Bairrada – Julho 2016

I think this was the Volta à Bairrada passing through Carris …

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Third Stage, Volta à Bairrada 2016

The third stage of the Volta à Bairrada passed through Carris and Oiã yesterday afternoon, which was a pleasant surprise.

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Feira Medieval at Santa Maria de Feira

Medieval festivals are very popular in Portugal, and whenever I can I make a good try at going to them. This year we managed to go to one of the larger medieval festivals, at Santa Maria de Feira in Portugal. This is such a large festival that it takes over a considerable part of the town and is immensely popular. Parking nearby was next to impossible, yet after a decent walk we entered the festival area. It was, of course, fabulous and I was fortunate to see some of our friends from ViveArte.

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Desfile de Camiões, 2015

Every year the Núcleo dos Motoristas da Beira Litoral feature events in Oiã and Ílhavo. One of these is the annual parade of classic cars and lorries, which often pass through Carris and are well worth the wait. Each year I try to get a slightly different viewpoint.

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2015-05-10 Motoclube Oiacelera

Every year the Motoclube Oiacelera, the local motorcycle club, host a weekend event. Motorcyclists from all over Portugal come to Oiã and they are treated to music, dancing and a heavy metal show. They also feature a parade which travels around the district of Oiã- I normally miss this, but just on the off chance, this year I managed to see the cyclists pass by:

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Desfile de Carros, 2015

Every year the Núcleo dos Motoristas da Beira Litoral feature events in Oiã and Ílhavo. One of these is the annual parade of classic cars and lorries, which often pass through Carris and are well worth the wait. Each year I try to get a slightly different viewpoint.

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The Volta á Portugal, 2014

A couple of weeks after the Volta á Portugal do Futuro passes through Oiã and Carris, the big race, the Volta á Portugal, starts. Normally, the smaller race takes the same route as the main race, which means that we get two national races passing by within a couple of weeks, and few can say that.

This year I wanted to get the more classical front view of the racers, so I picked a spot with a straight piece of road. after the lead cars and the police cyclists had gone by, I waited a couple of minutes and the cyclists were there – and gone! As the race started in Oliveira do Bairro this year, the racers were all clustered together, which meant for 10 minutes of waiting and 30 seconds of excitement.

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Desfile de Caminhões 2014

Last year I waited for nearly two hours in the baking sun for the convoy of lorries from the show in Ilhavo to pass. Unfortunately, that year they had decided to take a different route so I was left staring forlornly down the road, dreaming of what might have been. This year I was ready: I had the garden door unlocked, just in case they decided to use their old route, and my ears were cocked in case I heard the lorries’ horns. Sure enough, this year the 14th Desfile de Camiões (Truck Parade) of the Núcleo de Motoristas da Beira Litoral came by. The truck drivers met in Oiã at 08:30 am in the Zone Industrial for an exhibition and at 11:00 am the parade passed through Oiã, Carris, Palhaça, Sôsa, Vagos, Ílhavo, Gafanha de Aquém and Gafanha da Encarnação.

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