Young people were told to “get on their bike”, as part of a campaign to encourage cycling as a way of exploring the capital.
Almost 150 people took part in the event last Saturday, organised by youth club Hasder, as part of its annual “Lefkoşa Youth Days” series of activities.
A statement released by Hasder said the cycling tour of the walled city of Lefkoşa was aimed as a way of ensuring young people “got to know the historic fabric of the walled city”. Around 70 teams of two participated in the evening tour, which also involved a treasure hunt.
Lefkoşa Mayor Mehmet Harmancı and Social Democracy Party (TDP) deputy leader Zeki Çeler were among those who attended. Meanwhile the TDP and Republican Turkish Party (CTP) youth arms held a joint event on the same day in Lefkoşa’s Selimiye Square to collect toys for children in the Syrian city of Kobane, with face painting and street games among the entertainment on offer.