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Published: Saturday, 07.05.2011

The SOS Bicycle Tour

This weekend the spirit of sportsmanship, which has always been nurtured in SOS Children's Village Lekenik, was particularly evident around the Village. The SOS Bicycle Tour, running through the Turopolje woods, attracted not only the little inhabitants of SOS Children's Village Lekenik, but also numerous friends who traditionally take part in this event.

In addition to the bike ride, there was a host of events in the Village: the bike training range, badminton, tug-of-war and various art programs. Among other things, visitors had the opportunity to see an art exhibition.
SOS Children's Village Lekenik organizes several bicycle tours around Turopolje woods every year. The final destination of each tour is a forester’s cottage at the Odra river, some 10 km away from the Village. All riders take the route through the woods and across the unpaved road. After a 1-hour ride, the riders were welcomed at the destination with refreshing drinks and food to help them replenish their energy for other events that followed that day.
 

“Every year the traditional SOS Bicycle Tour organized by Children's Village Lekenik attracts more and more people who enjoy bike riding, healthy lifestyle, the outdoors and the Turopolje countryside. As for the Village, we always look forward to this sporting event”, said Mario Čović, the director of SOS Children's Village Lekenik.


Outdoor games and entertainment attracted both the fans of the outdoors and the sports lovers. After the bike ride, many other events followed, such as the training range (with an obstacle course), races, bikeball (a special SOS discipline – pushing the ball with one’s bike), badminton, tug-of-war etc.
Children in SOS Children's Village Lekenik are taught from early on that they have to respect and look after nature. After the Bicycle Tour ended, our environmental patrol made sure there was no waste left anywhere on the route.
 

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