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Usually the roads are only closed in the morning and often only the top half of climbs are closed. This is a list of uncompetitive social rides. Use the search bar of this site top-right for more details on most of these climbs from my rides over the years. Or see the provided links below for the specific event details.enter
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The Hautes-Alpes region is the clear leader here holding over 20 events, many on legendary climbs like Izoard, Agnel, Galibier, Granon, etc. See here for my write up of the Izoard event to get a feel for one of these great days. The official site for every event is here. I expect them to add more details soon. Col de Pontis Sun 24th: Col Agnel Mon 9th: Col de Vars Tue 10th: Puy Saint-Vincent Tue 17th: Col du Granon Thu 26th: Col du Galbier Fri 27th: Col du Noyer Thu 9th: Col de Vars Tue 21st: Les Orres Wed 29th: Col du Granon Thu 30th: Col du Galibier Fri 31st: Unfortunately, two years ago the Mont-Blanc-Savoie region canceled their series of car-free days.
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A few climbs may still hold events. The Maurienne Valley is sponsoring a number of events uner the Mountain Collection name: Col du Galibier July 29th: Col de la Madeleine Aug Sunday June 24th — details here. Both sides of this beautiful road are closed. My wife and I will likely be there again in , so please say hi.
A few photos from the event blog post with map here:. See here for details. Most are between 9am and noon, but there are details for each ride in the above link.
I can especially recommend Col du Sabot , and Col de Sarenne. Col de Sarenne July 24th: Huge and high climb. The land of Coppi and Bobet. Col du Granon — 2nd highest finish in TdF history. I have cycled none of the climbs in the second week. Trying to convince my wife that this is a better vacation option than all her great ideas.
Mont Colombis — Supposed to be superb. Col des Allos — south side — is closed every Friday morning throughout the summer. Sella Ronda Bike Day — Four high altitide Italian passes circle one of the most scenic places on earth. Stelvio — west and east sides. Albulapass — Beautiful, high climb in eastern Switzerland. And there are plenty of near deserted, fantastic routes to the well informed cyclotourist. They are all perfectly awesome even with cars.
Still, many of these climbs are only open 4 or 5 months a year, and especially in August tourists and motorcyclists flock to the most famous of these roads. Cycling the most beautiful roads in Europe without the hassle is just a better. A highlight of I reach the bottom and see a barrier with perhaps frustrated motorcyclists and cars behind it — cue my evil laughter. They would have to wait for another 2 hours, while I turned around and climbed back up one of my very favourites cols ….
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Do you know if these car free days will be run in as well? Or is there a website I can check out? I would assume there will be similar programmes next year. Vauxhall confirmed that the next generation Vivaro would be produced at the GM Manufacturing Luton plant starting in The original Renault Trafic was sold from to , and was somewhat revised and updated during its lifetime. Originally, the van had some variations in the front end shape depending which engine was fitted, with the original cc motor fitting behind a flat grille, and the diesel engine and larger cc petrol engines, requiring an extended plastic grille and deeper bumper.
The cc OHC engine replaced the cc OHV in the mid s, which fitted under the shorter grille, but required a small lump in the bonnet. The diesel and 2. In May , the Trafic underwent a major front end facelift, with a rounder shape and a plastic bumper, and the new longer body shape covering all varieties of engine. In , the Mk1 Trafic got its final facelift, with new grille, new tail lights, large double rear view mirrors, and a new interior with modern dashboard and multi adjustable seats.
The chassis and cab of the s models were used as the base vehicle by Winnebago Industries to build the Winnebago ' LeSharo ' from ,  and Itasca Phasar. The Mk1 Trafic became popular for professional conversion into budget family motorhomes due to the flexibility of the design and the generous internal space for what was a relatively small van.
Popular converters were Auto-Sleepers and Holdsworth now defunct.
In June , Tata Motors announced the introduction of the Winger , a panel van and minibus based on the to version of the Renault Trafic, but fitted with Tata's own two litre diesel engines, with or without turbo. A pickup version was sold as the Renault Trafic Rodeo. The production ended in Renault Trafic first generation facelift 4x4 version: The 4x4 has the rear axle set further forward than the FWD.
In an agreement between Renault and Nissan, versions of the van are also manufactured at Nissan's plant in Barcelona , Spain. The van exists in several versions, from a three seater with all the rear space available for loads, to a nine seater. Its name is based on the French word for "trade" or "traffic" depending on the context.
The van was designed by Renault in Paris, and both Renault and Opel versions are manufactured by Opel at their plant in Luton. A mild facelift in October had the orange indicators swapped for clear ones, which were more integrated into the headlamp housings. On the Opel model, the indicators moved from the front bumpers, up into the headlamp housings, thus looking more similar to the Renault. Production ended in June The Nissan Primastar was also launched in , and is available in panel van , combi , bus, and chassis cab configurations. Two wheelbases and two roof heights are available, as well as three diesel engines and a petrol.
In the end of , the last Primastar rolled off the production line. It was replaced by the NV in September