A team of cyclists from the western province of Herat arrived in Kabul on Monday after 11 days of pedaling and crossing several provinces.
The cyclists said they pedaled the distance to carry the message of peace and acceptance among the people.
According to the cyclists, they pedaled 1000 km between Herat and Kabul in 11 days, crossing Farah, Helmand, Nimroz, Kandahar, Ghazni and Wardak provinces.
Sayed Abdullah Fazli, head of Herat’s Cyclists Federation, said the purpose of the cycling trip was to deliver the message of peace, friendship, acceptance of one another, and national prosperity.
“Our trip, in the name of peace and unity started on the 7th of October and we pedaled 1000 km to Kabul,” he said.
The riders urged the government to increase support to cycling.
Nazar Mohammad Mutmaen, head of the Physical Education Department of the National Olympic Committee, said they support Afghan athletes. “We support such activities and we ask all the athletes to hang on to their sports activities in order to gain achievements for Afghanistan.”
Previously a number of cyclists pedaled to Kabul via Wardak, Paktika, Paktia and Logar to promote peace.