The “Cycle Kosovo for Children” 2016 event started today

A group of 30 cyclists started their cycling tour this morning to raise funds for mothers and children in Kosovo.

Prishtina, 3 June 2016-

Today, a group of 30 cyclists start their cycling tour around Kosovo for three days, for a total distance of 500km with 5000m of climbing. The cyclists, wearing black T-shirts took off from Prishtina this morning heading to Mitrovica, Peja, Gjakova, Prizren, Ferizaj, Gjilan, Kamenica and back in Prishtina on Sunday, June 5th at the end of event fundraiser at Beer Garden at 18.00hrs.

Cycle Kosovo for Children is a three-day cycle ride around Kosovo to raise money for Action for Mothers and Children. The event has been successfully run both in 2014 and 2015 and is growing every year.

Albion Hadri, one of the organizers of this event and a cyclist himself states, “We are very happy with the number of cyclists who have joined the event this year. This is not a race, rather a charity cycling tour. Thus we would like to kindly ask for patience and support from all the citizens and drivers while we pass through villages and roads around Kosovo.”

This annual charity event raises funds for Action for Mothers and Children to support its supply programs. The event was organized for the first time in 2014 and the money raised managed to secure the CRP/CBC equipment for Neonatology Intensive Care Unit in Prishtina, which allows the staff to conduct blood analysis at baby’s bedside, instead of labs outside the clinic. The 2015 event managed to secure phototherapy lamps, which are essential in treating jaundice in children. This year’s event is raising money to purchase cardiopulmonary monitors for maternity ward that tracks the baby’s heart and breathing rates.

The end of event fundraiser is open to all interested citizens to join on Sunday, June 5th, at Beer Garden in Prishtina starting at 18.00hrs. While we welcome back all the cyclists, the event will also host live music and a raffle of prizes to raise as much money as possible for Action for Mothers and Children.

This event is an initiative of two international cyclists living in Kosovo and is supported strongly by Eulex, Kosovo Police and sponsored by Devolli Corporation, Astes Turkey, Rugove, BpB, Shtepiaku, On Line Studio, MoneyGram, UniProject, European Auto Care, Entermedia, VM3, and Beer Garden.