The opening of the very first "Road Worlds for elderly"
Mayors, balloons, champagne, national anthem and cake. The start of the very first "Road Worlds for elderly" became a fantastic party both at home and abroad this week.
Monday 21st of August was the first competition day, and the participating institutions had really done everything to make wonderful opening parties.
The Majors where impressed
At Domkirkens sykehjem in Stavanger, Mayor Christine Sagen Helgø, gave an inspiring speech to the "Road Worlds for elderly" cyclists and support team.
The majors also appeared in Meland sjukeheim and in Lura Boas in Sandnes. They gave the participants the feeling that they participated in something important.
At Filten Servicesenter in Drammen, the party would almost never end. For the whole three hours, it was celebrated with national anthem, flags, dance, cycling, greetings and speeches, as well as cake and champagne. A great atmosphere with happy cyclists and staff.
TV celebrities in Denmark
At the Grønningen nursing home in Aabenraa, Denmark, Road Worlds participants from three nursing homes in Denmark were gathered to have a kick-off. Some of the participants became TV stars when DR appeared with a film team. Otherwise, it was a fun kick-off at many of our other World Cup institutions.
700 participants so far
So far, 700 cyclists are going to fight to become world champion in history's first "Road Worlds for elderly" the next month. Participants from 60 different departments/ institutions in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Canada. World champion in class men, women and teams, will be awarded on October 1st. Although many people focus on fighting for honor, the "Road Worlds for elderly" is an arena for personal triumphs, social fellowship, better mental- and physical health for all participants. In our competition everyone is a winner! The "Road Worlds for elderly" is part of Bergen2017's public health campaign. The article is written by Motitech.
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