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ABC: Promoting the culture of cycling in Palestine

Jerusalem24 – ABC is a cycling project in Al-Amari refugee camp founded by Mohammad Zarour and other volunteers to promote and spread awareness about the cycling culture in Palestine.

Zarour says that volunteers under the name of Palestine Riders came together to create Al-Amari Cycling Kids Club to provide free training for kids in an appropriate space. The space was provided by the children and youth center in the camp in return for providing training for kids whose families have limited resources.

Zarour with the kids of ABC in Al Amari refugee camp.

“The cycling project came by coincidence,” explains Zarour. “I used to do cycling tours and walking tours for tourists and guests of Palestine. In Al-Amari, I saw many kids on bikes that weren’t the best.”

Zarour explains that everyone agrees that bikes are the best try for kids, and there are many benefits to cycling, both mentally and physically.

Donations for the club provided kids with bikes and training material. Zarour says Palestine Riders received support from cycling movements in the UK thanks to the Big Ride for Palestine, an annual charity that gathers donations and supports activities for kids in the Middle East.

ABC plans on expanding from Al-Amari to other areas in Palestine, providing training for kids everywhere in the country.

Listen to the whole interview with Mohammad Zarour on this episode of Vibes.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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