Tour of Willpower
The Tour of Willpower is a charitable bicycle marathon that was started by Priit Salumäe in 2014. The event lasts for three days and passes through several hundreds of kilometres on Estonian highways. The bicycle marathon supports different sports and training projects for persons with physical disabilities.
In 2014, the raised money was used to support the purchase of a handcycle for Rauno Klausen. 2015, money was raised to acquire fencing equipment for Aleksei Shchleglov, a wheelchair fencer from Narva, and for the rest of the members of the Floreti Club. The tour of 2016 took the participants on a 615-kilometre trip from Tallinn to Tõstamaa and back through Türi. In 2017, the ride was organised with the aim to help the pupils of the Haapsalu Viigi School who suffer from disorders of the support-movement apparatus. The money raised with the charity project was intended for purchasing a special electrical exercise device – a versatile rehabilitation device suitable for training both the upper and lower body.
The Tour of Willpower, which took place for the fifth year in 2018, extended a helping hand to those who need a special bike as a tool to carry out their daily activities with less effort and allow them to actively move in fresh air on their own or with friends and family and enjoy cycling. A special donation was made to care institutions for people with special needs and centres for people with disabilities for the purchase of special tricycles. In 2019, the tour was on hiatus and in 2020, the management team will determine if it is possible to organise it at all due to the emergency situation declared in the country.
As all cyclists know how important is safety when riding on highways, the team of the Tour of Willpower pays great attention to safety on the road. G4S is more than happy to contribute for making it possible. For the third year in a row, G4S teams will escort the cyclists. Throughout the entire tour, it is their job to guarantee the safety of the participants on the roads and streets. This allows cyclists to enjoy the ride, and everyone will get back to their families after the tour safe and sound.