We are very pleased to announce that the Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, Mr. Adam Struzik, and the President of the Capital City of Warsaw, Mr. Rafał Trzaskowski, have taken their honorary patronage over the third edition of Race Around Poland and the World Championships in Ultracycling!
From the very beginning Race Around Poland was created with the idea that both the start and the finish line of this longest and most difficult cycling challenge in our country should be located in the Mazovia region, situated in the heart of Poland, and in its central point, i.e. in the capital city of Poland - Warsaw.
The third edition of the race, which is at the same time the First World Ultra Cycling Championships, the only and first event of this rank in road cycling in the history of our country, is an exceptional event with a historical dimension. That is why we are honoured that it will also be held under the honorary patronage of the hosts of a region with a population of more than 5 million, and of the country's capital itself.
Mazovia is not only 35,597 thousand square kilometres of lowlands, but also an inexhaustible wealth of historical, cultural and natural heritage entwined with a network of constantly improving roads, a railway network, and a tourist infrastructure capable of satisfying even the most discerning tastes and requirements of tourists. Those interested may listen to a piano concert while strolling along the alleys of the park surrounding the birthplace of the brilliant Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin in Żelazowa Wola, or watch for Elks in the nearby Kampinos National Park. You can also visit the remains of medieval castles, or one of the largest fortresses in the world - the Modlin Fortress built by Napoleon Bonaparte in the forks of three rivers.
Warsaw is not only a city of historical monuments and magnificent green areas and parks, but also a vivid chronicle of the rapid transformation of Poland since 1989. Destroyed by more than 90 per cent during the Second World War, then raised from the ashes by the efforts of the entire nation, the city is thoroughly European and vibrant both day and night. Today, it is also home to one hundred and several thousand Ukrainian refugees who have fled to Poland from the war-torn country.
Thank you for the trust you have placed in us and for helping us to organise the Championships!