A group of 30 female cyclists came out in support of four fellow cycling enthusiasts who left Kabul on Thursday as they start a cross-Asia-Europe journey.
The goal of the four cyclists, two men and two women, is to carry a message of peace to the world.
Their journey will officially start from Tajikistan where they will head across Central Asia through Europe.
“The goal is to move towards uniting the general public’s thoughts and raising awareness among the international community on the dangers of war in Afghanistan,” said Gulsum Zahra, chairperson of the young ambassadors organization.
“We attended this race today to create new hope for the people. We still have hope for a better Afghanistan,” said Setara Zamani, who attended the event.
The four-member team, two girls and two men, will cycle through Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany and then on to France.
“My aim is to highlight my role in improving Afghanistan. This is the motivation of my participation in this event,” said Khatera, one of the four cyclists.
“The youths have moved to pedal for a peaceful Afghanistan,” said Fatima, another cyclist.
Organizers of the event said the four cyclists are covering the costs of their own journey. paying the expense of their journey.