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Cycling against pollution

FETHİYE - Anatolia News Agency | 7/14/2009 12:00:00 AM |

A cycling group from the northwestern city of Bursa has cycled from the city’s Nilüfer district to Fethiye to raise awareness about environmental pollution.

A cycling group from the northwestern city of Bursa has cycled from the city’s Nilüfer district to Fethiye to raise awareness about environmental pollution.

The group kicked off its journey from Bursa on July 5 and cycled through Susurluk, Burhaniye, Dikili, İzmir, Kuşadası, Söke, Milas, Gökova and Akyaka. The 11-member group had members ranging from the ages of 11 to 35. They traveled 906 kilometers to reach the Mediterranean town of Fethiye, the final destination.

Ayhan Uyar, the group’s captain, told reporters that the group’s slogan was, “We are cycling from the green to the blue,” in reference to Bursa’s nickname, “the green Bursa.”

“We have completed this journey to raise awareness about environmental pollution and encourage people to use bicycles,” said Uyar. “Fethiye is our last stop. Now we will head back to our starting point.”

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