2021-11-02

Zhejiang mountain cyclists “Fengchi” ancient tea field with a history of nearly 1000 years

By yqqlm yqqlm

Beijing, Jinhua, November 2 (Zhang Bin, Wang Yifei, Zhang Liming, Yang Yingping) from November 1 to 2, the 2021 Zhejiang Youth Mountain Bike Championship opened in Pan’an, Zhejiang Province. Nearly 100 athletes competed fiercely in the local Yushan ancient tea field with a history of nearly 1000 years

“with the new track, many leaps and falls, and the integration of sports and culture and tourism, Pan’an has many new explorations and attempts in this competition, which will become a pioneering competition,” said Wu Xiaojun, chief referee of Zhejiang Youth Mountain Bike Championship

Zhejiang mountain cyclists “Fengchi” ancient tea field with a history of nearly 1000 years

venue. Photo by Zheng Chenguang

the race track is located near Yushan ancient tea field, a national key cultural relics protection unit. Founded in the Song Dynasty, it is the only existing ancient tea trading market in China. It is known as the “living fossil” in the history of Chinese tea development. It has unique historical, scientific and artistic research value

starting from and ending at the ancient tea farm, the track is 5.75km long, including the main track, auxiliary road and three emergency channels, with an average width of 2.1m

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live game room. Photographed by Hu Xiaofei

a variety of medium and high difficulty technical points such as leaps, jumps, turning roads and steep slopes with different difficulties are adopted along the road, as well as guardrails with a length of 1200 meters, making the competition more competitive, ornamental and safe. The main track is set in the ancient tea tree park. After a variety of terrain such as tea garden, reservoir, forest and Canyon, the players enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountains and rivers while chasing the wind

it is reported that there are 13 events in this competition, including men’s and women’s group A and B individual cross-country race, individual time trial race, group cross-country race and mixed relay race

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competition site. Hu Xiaofei photographed

“before coming to Pan’an, I heard that the scenery is unique, so we must have a good look.” before the game, Zheng Xiaomin, leader of Hangzhou team, took the team members to visit Yushan ancient tea farm

standing from a high place overlooking Yushan Mountain bike cross-country Park, the winding track hovers among the tea mountains. The track and the tea garden are perfectly integrated to form a beautiful scenery. The terrain of Xuxun mountain where the venue is located is complex and changeable. The vegetation in the mountain is mainly tea trees, which is suitable for outdoor sports such as mountain cross-country and cycling

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contestants compete fiercely. Hu Xiaofei photographed

it took only two and a half months to turn the tea garden into a sports field and the production road into a track. The track design team and construction team overcame many difficulties and built the second mountain bike track in Zhejiang Province with high standards, reaching the level of Zhejiang Provincial Games

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venue. Hu Xiaofei photographed

“this is one of the most ecological, refreshing, standardized and cultural tracks in Zhejiang Province.” speaking of the characteristics of track planning, Chen Yibo, director of culture, broadcasting, tourism and Sports Bureau of Pan’an County, said that the site respects landscape, tries to cut down as few trees as possible and does not change the original landform as much as possible; Green and environmental protection. The protective nets beside the track are made of degradable green materials, highlighting the ecological advantages of green and environmental protection

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competition site. Photo by Ma Yuhui

it is understood that in the next step, Pan’an will take “sports + tourism” as the breakthrough point, launch the mountain sports brand by holding more professional, higher-end and richer sports events, integrate culture and services into the events, and make the events a platform to display local landscape and cultural resources. (end)