Cycling school – cycling friends
Together with various partners, KRC Genk FRZA! Foundation gives underprivileged people from the region the chance to learn to ride a bike. Around the Cegeka Arena, the foundation organises cycling lessons for people who don’t know how to ride a bike.
They also teach the participants the practical part, such as minor bicycle repairs, the road code for cyclists, which gives them the opportunity to fully benefit from this method of transportation.
Finally, the participants are paired with an experienced cyclist, a cycling friend. The cycling friend organises several outings together with the project participant to learn how to cycle by doing activities together. This connection between the two different persons sometimes creates beautiful new friendships, which ultimately may increase mental health apart from the obvious increase in physical health.