World Cycling Centre: Donation of 10 bikes to Liberia
As part of the UCI Bikes for the World Look programme, the World Cycling Centre has sent 10 bikes, 10 helmets and 50 drink bottles to the Liberia National Cycling Association (LINCA).
The donation follows a coaching course that was held in Liberia at the beginning of the year. The WCC coaching expert delivering the course noted the motivation of Liberia’s National Federation, coaches and athletes, whose progress was being hampered by a lack of equipment.
“This donation is part of the World Cycling Centre’s work to provide sustainable aid,” explains WCC Education and Training Coordinator Belinda Tarling. “There is not much point training the athletes and their coaches if they don’t have the equipment necessary to be competitive in race situations.”
World Cycling Centre Master Mechanic Alex Roussel explained that the donation was possible thanks to the UCI Bikes for the World Look programme, a result of collaboration between the WCC and one of its partners Look. WCC mechanics assemble new bikes with frames offered by Look and components offered by other WCC partners Mavic, Vittoria, Selle Italia and Shimano.
So far this year, Alex Roussel and his team have already prepared and sent 45 bikes, for road and track, to Liberia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Cuba and South Korea.