The story of Michele Summa from Potenza…from Potenza to Dubrovnik by bicycle for a good purpose

The story of Michele Summa from Potenza…from Potenza to Dubrovnik by bicycle for a good purpose
The story of Michele Summa from Potenza…from Potenza to Dubrovnik by bicycle for a good purpose

A thousand miles by bicycle from Potenza to Dubrovnik. This is the adventure launched by the cyclist Michele Summa who will set off on his bike towards Croatia with the aim of raising funds for scientific research against cancer by Irccs Crob. The initiative was launched on the platform dedicated to GoFundMe fundraising and through the dedicated web page it is possible to follow the developments of the preparatory activities for the cycling undertaking that will be undertaken https://www.gofundme.com/f/unavventura-di- 1000-miles-on-a-bicycle

From the Italian Apennines towards the Dinaric Alps. The journey will wind along the central-southern Apennines chain up to Emilia-Romagna to continue towards the Italian-Slovenian border and then towards Dubrovnik. Once arrived in the Croatian city, the cyclist will take the ferry to Bari and then return to Potenza, still by bike. The length of the stages will exceed 220-250 km per day with the aim of completing the journey in approximately 8-9 days. “During the route I will involve other cyclists who will want to accompany me to make the journey more pleasant, but above all to raise public awareness as much as possible to raise funds for the Irccs Crob of Rionero, a hospital of excellence which represents the third oncology center of a scientific nature and which pursues research purposes in the biomedical field and in that of the organization and management of health services – explains Michele Summa, former professional cyclist and creator of this ongoing adventure – In recent months my main commitment has been that of training my body and mind to withstand the workload that awaits me, preparing all the necessary material for the trip, testing the technical equipment, contacting all the local companies and informing them of the initiative, in order to raise as much funds as possible” .

“As an oncology reference center we are grateful to the cyclist Michele Summa for the initiative he will undertake in support of the scientific research carried out in our research laboratories – states the general director of Irccs Crob Massimo De Fino who adds – this is an important message that we it also helps to spread the culture of prevention and correct lifestyles through the promotion of sport and health benefits. We will all stand by Michele and follow the evolution of this adventure online which is a bit like ours too.”

 
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