Tour of Willpower
Tour of Willpower (Tahtejõu
tuur) is a charitable bicycle marathon
that was started three years ago by Priit Salumäe. 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. In 2015, money was raised to acquire
fencing equipment for Aleksei Shchlegov, 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 round from Tallinn to Tõstamaa and back through
Türi. This time, the ride was organised with the aim to help the pupils of the
Haapsalu Viigi School who suffer from a support-movement apparatus disorder.
The money raised with the charity project is intended for purchasing a special
electrical exercise device – a versatile rehabilitation device suitable for
training both upper and lower body.
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.