24 August 2010

10th International Katyń Motorcycle Marathon to begin this weekend

Bikers are gathering in anticipation of the start of the 10th International Katyń Motorcycle Marathon in Warsaw this Saturday.

The marathon will cover 6000 km across Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The aim is to 'honour the memory of Polish heroes killed in the East'. Sites to be visited include Katyń, Mednoe, Kurapaty forest, Kharkiv, and many others, including the site of the 10 April Smolensk plane crash.

Touring regional memory sites by motorbike has become a tradition. The first such marathon was held in 2001, and this year's ride has a record number of almost 130 participants.

The marathon's official website can be found here.

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