Cyprus Mail

Get the blood pumping

By Maria Gregoriou

A CYCLING event organised by Engomi, Nicosia, Strovolos, Yeri, Dhali and Latsia municipalities for Saturday in Nicosia and Sunday in Larnaca, entitled Cycling for Life is a great initiative to get us up off the couch and onto our bike saddles.

For Saturday’s event the municipalities are asking all to take part in a 10km ride which will start and finish at the Health Centre in Engomi, on Nikos Kranidiotis Street. After the ride is over, you can donate some much needed blood, which will also be tested as matches for bone-marrow transplants. The blood work records will be kept for future purposes at the Cyprus Bone Marrow Donor Registry, the Karaiskakio foundation.

Road safety NGO Reaction Youth for the Prevention will also be at the event, giving workshops and teaching about road safety.

The event in Larnaca will follow the same process but it will start at 10am and its start and finish will be the American Academy in Larnaca.

Cycling for Life
A 10KM bike ride followed by blood donation. December 20. Health Centre in Engomi, Nicosia. 9.30am. Tel: 22- 453800

December 21. American Academy, Larnaca. 10am. Tel: 22- 453800

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