Qatar cyclists will raise donations for the charity:
Qatar Charity (QC), in collaboration with Qatar Sandstormers and Qatar Cycling Centre, has launched an initiative under the title “Cyclists for Education”.
The initiative aims to mobilise support for charity work and awareness of the importance of sports through different local and out-of-state events, by sponsoring a number of such events and raising donations for educational projects.
The agreement was signed by Nasser Mohamed al-Yafei, executive director for Local Development at QC, and Abdul Aziz al-Kuwari, general manager of Qatar Cycling Centre and head of Qatar Cyclists.
The initiative involves the teams of Qatar Cyclists and Qatar Sandstormers volunteering to support an educational project worth around QR5mn by participating in GBI Europe 2015, which will involve 35 cyclists, including 20 Qataris, who will take part in an 800km cycling race over seven days (around 120km per day), cross four European countries and climb to a height of up to 7,000m. The race will start from Venice, Italy, and finish in Stuttgart, Germany.
The GBI Global Initiative for cycling includes hundreds of cyclists from more than 20 countries around the world, who act as volunteers serving charitable projects of their choice, backed by corporate sponsorship.