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Published: Monday, 13.05.2013

Hundred cyclists at the 4th SOS Bike Tour in Lekenik

This Sunday, around a hundred cyclists spent a pleasant day together and rode on a 10 km dirt road through the Turopolje woods. This year’s Bike Tour was attended by many of our friends and their family members, who celebrated the International Family Day together with our big SOS family.

From its beginnings, the SOS Children's Village Croatia has been committed to developing athletic spirit and nurturing a purposeful and constructive approach to free time. This weekend will be remembered by many for the festive mood and swarms of mosquitoes that followed our Bike Tour. Supporting us and participating in the Bike Tour were Ride it Sisak, Bikearound-hr.com, cyclists from Pitomača, adventure-environmental NGO AktivNatura, families and friends from Sisak, Petrinja, Dugo Selo, Velika Gorica, Lekenik region, even from Rijeka. For children in SOS Children's Village Lekenik, and for many others, a bicycle is their primary means of transport. It provides them with freedom of movement, helps them in their daily chores or in having fun with their friends. Friends of the SOS Children's Village Croatia contributed to this cause in various ways throughout the year, by helping with the bike repairs and maintenance, spare parts or donations going towards increasing the number of bicycles at our children’s disposal. This year, the Village received ten new and second-hand bikes as donations.


After reaching the Odra River, everybody took a well-deserved break. Children used this opportunity to play and refresh themselves with drinks donated by Rauch and Cedevita, and when they returned to the SOS Children's Village Lekenik, the lunch was already waiting for them – goulash from a big pot and pigs-in-a-blanket. They completed the day by competing in various sports. While they were testing their skills at the testing bike range and playing football, the playground rang with children’s laugher and cheers.


Director of the SOS Children's Village Lekenik Mario Čović was clearly delighted with the well-organized Bike Tour and the response to it: “We are happy to see such a big number of outdoor and biking enthusiasts who came to support this year’s Bike Tour and serve as role models for children in the care of SOS Children's Village Lekenik. See you next year, hopefully in even larger numbers.”


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