Trakya University Cycling Tour for the Physically Disabled

Trakya University’s Social Sciences Vocational Academy Public Relations Program has organized a Cycling tour to draw attention to the problems of the disabled. At the event, organized with the support of Edirne Association of Protection and Cooperation for the Physically Disabled, Educational Practices and Vocational Education Center, and Edirne Nature Sports Club (EDOSK); the people with disabilities and cyclists pedaled to overcome the obstacles.

The Public Relations Program, drawing attention on social problems with the practical events it holds, organized a Cycling tour with the slogan “pedals that turn obstacles to freedom” to bring forward the problems of the disabled living in Edirne. In the event, starting in front of the protocol house at the banks of Meriç (Maritsa) River, the disabled and the cyclists hit the pedal to overcome the obstacles on the 300 meter-track on the Bosnaköy road. Stating that they were happy to join the event, Erol Adem Düzkes, head of the Edirne Association of Protection and Cooperation for the Physically Disabled, told that the public must be more aware of the problems of the disabled.

Participants were given printed t-shirts and distributed water by the sponsor, Sırmarup.  The disabled took a souvenir photograph with the cyclists and the students. Erol Adem Düzkes, head of the Edirne Association of Protection and Cooperation for the Physically Disabled, Educational Practices and Vocational Education Center teacher Sedef Durma, and Edirne Nature Sports Club member of the board Ergun Gözet were given a certificate of appreciation for their contributions to the tour.