Cyclists travel to Lae to witness 55th Morobe show

National

By VICKY BAUNKE
TWENTY cyclists from Madang pedalled to Lae last Friday to watch the Morobe Show.
It took the cyclists four days and three nights.
The Madang Urban Riders Association is made up of a group of unemployed youths.
Spokesman Jeffet Wal told The National that it was their first trip out of Madang and the aim was to show other youths the fun in cycling.
“We organised, planned and paid for this trip from our own pockets,” he said.
“We were given funds from the Sipma Construction Company based in Madang which we used to pay for a truck to escort us to Lae.”
He said the biggest challenge they encountered was when they got caught in traffic along the 11-Mile where the road had collapsed earlier in the morning and they had to carry their bicycles over the flooded road as their escort car returned to Nadzab.
Wal said because some of them were new to Lae, they had to go into the city on foot because their vehicle could not make it.
However, Morobe Governor Kelly Naru and his family caught up with the group and presented them K2000 along with snacks and souvenirs from the Morobe Show to support the initiative by the group and thanked them for visiting Lae.

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