Promoting our #BikeForEurope cross border cycling tour In September from Thessaloniki to Vienna as part
of The South Team and meet The North Team who cycle from The
our phrase to emphasize. Last week we visited Archaeological Museum of Olympia for the opening of exhibition by the Greek Museum of Contemporary Art #faceforward#intomyhome.
The Bike for Europe Kilometer Donation Challenge aims at
collecting 3 million biking kilometers to donate 100 bicycles to those
The idea is to bring Europe and its citizens working
together to show their support for a more united Europe through cycling.
This selfless campaign has set itself the goal of collecting 3.000.000
cycling kilometres to support the Bike for Europe cross-border cycling
tour and the message of a healthy lifestyle, cycling and solidarity
If all of us come together and collect 3.000.000 cycling kilometers, 100 bicycles will be donated to selected NGOs specialized in
working with refugees. The concept is simple: Europeans get on their
bikes, ride for their well-being, donate their cycled kilometers and
contribute to empowering people through cycling and sport.
So get on your bike and do something good for you and for people in need.
We have one Europe. Let’s bike for it together! #BikeForEurope
Greece has been the main entry point for the more than one million mixed
migrants arriving to Europe in 2015. The large majority of those
arriving are from refugee producing countries, such as Syria, Iraq and
Afghanistan. More than 800,000 persons have arrived to the shores of
Greek islands, overwhelming the response capacity of international
humanitarian actors as well as European and Greek authorities.
Lagkadikia camp was opened in Northern Greece in the end of April 2016,
making it one of the most recent ad hoc refugee camps installed in
Greece. The camp is run jointly by the Greek Ministry of Migration and
UNHCR with over 700 people already staying within the enfenced area. The first meeting to discuss the idea about a bicycle project was held in Lagkadikia camp
last Friday, 14 October 2016 with refugees and People in Need NGO ,
Greenways Social Cooperative Enterprise and Volunteers of Thessaloniki -
Love without Borders.