The Turkish Cypriot Medical Association and the Turkish Cypriot Cyclists Federation held a cycling event on Sunday to mark ‘World Heart Day’.
Speaking at the event, the head of the medical association Dr Filiz Besim said and quoting the famous words of Albert Einstein , “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving and this is also applied to healthy living.”
In order to draw awareness to this, members of the association held a race which started in Gonyeli and proceeded through the walled city in the north of Nicosia before ending up at the Kumsal Park off the main high street of Dereboyu.
Besim said that heart disease was the number killer in Cyprus as well as the rest of the world and the best way to prevent many illnesses was through exercise.