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Alberto Contador receives in Habaneras the donation of 120 bicycles

Cycling star Alberto Contador receives in Habaneras the donation of 120 bicycles for the project "Bikes for life".

  • The #YoSoyTorrevieja movement promoted by the Habaneras Shopping Center recovers 355 kg of plastic from its beaches and mobilizes more than 1,000 families thanks to its "shark patrols".

 

  • Habaneras delivers two statues of the artist Juan Belando to the city to commemorate the environmental commitment and support for the start of the Tour of Spain.

The support for the start of the Tour of Spain had a golden brooch thanks to the presence of the world cycling star, Alberto Contador, who received from the hands of the commander of the Civil Guard of Torrevieja, Antonio José Leal Bernabéu, 120 bicycles obtained thanks to the solidarity miles traveled by those who pedaled in the CC Habaneras for a good cause.

The event was attended by representatives of all public and private entities that have made it possible that this initiative has been a success. On the part of the consistory torrevejense concurred the deputy mayor of the City of Torrevieja, Rosario Martinez, along with the councillors of Environment, Carmen Gomez and Sports, Diana Box. Also present was the commander of the Civil Guard of Torrevieja, Antonio José Leal Bernabéu, responsible for delivering solidarity bicycles to the Spanish cycling star, Alberto Contador, who came representing his Foundation.

Along with them, came the manager of the Habaneras Shopping Center, Olga Hernandez, Ramon Mayo, president of the Seur Foundation, which has been responsible for collecting and transporting bicycles donated to the Foundation, Arturo Renasc, manager of the company Mabeq, responsible for the repair and maintenance of bicycles, and Joan Masalle, director of sponsorship of Skoda Spain, and Conchita Rubio, manager of the Rubio Automoción Group, who delivered Alberto Contador a vehicle donated by the brand to its Foundation.

Alberto Contador explained to the attendees that the aim of this initiative is to enable those most in need to have bicycles that "change their lives". "Thanks to these bicycles that we received with the collaboration of Skoda and Seur Foundation, many young people from other countries can go for water or school in a much simpler way," explained Alberto Contador, who said that much of these 120 bicycles will be donated to several villages in the Atlas area in Morocco.

In addition, the Spanish cyclist made official delivery of the prizes to those who have accumulated more solidarity kilometers in the action "Pedalea por una buena causa" that has been developed with great success in the Habaneras Shopping Center and has had 1,467 participants, who have accumulated a total of 1,477 kilometers, which is to avoid emitting 220,000 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere. 

Very positive balance of solidarity actions #YosoyTorrevieja

The manager of the Habaneras Shopping Center, Olga Hernandez, made a very positive balance of the solidarity actions emerged thanks to the movement #YoSoyTorrevieja. Thanks to these initiatives and the commitment of the neighbors of Torrevieja, has managed to recover 355 kg of plastic from the beaches of Torrevieja, mobilize 1,000 families thanks to the "shark patrols" and donate the aforementioned120 bicycles to the project "Bicycles for life.

"The City of Torrevieja is very aware of the Environment and we have the ambition to be the city that recycles more plastics. To do this we will support awareness initiatives like this and we will include in each of our beaches a representative figure that reminds everyone of the importance of recycling," said Councillor for Environment, Carmen Gomez. "If our beaches are not healthy, our tourism is not either," said Rosario Martinez, deputy mayor of the consistory torrevejense.

"This moment is the icing on the cake to an exceptional weekend for Torrevieja thanks to the departure of the Tour of Spain that has shown the best of our city to the world. Athletes like Alberto Contador have a natural gene solidarity because they know first hand the effort and sacrifice and how important it is to help others. In short, it is a pride to know that sport is the protagonist of solidarity actions," said the Councillor for Sport of the City of Torrevieja, Diana Box.

Delivery of the sculptures "Tiburón" and "#YoSoyTorrevieja con la Vuelta", by the artist Juan Belando, to the Town Hall.

During the day also proceeded to the delivery to the city of the sculptures of artist Juan Belando "Shark" and "#YosoyTorrevieja con la Vuelta" that have served as inspiration and support to the Torrevieja during the environmental solidarity actions and the start of the great Spanish cycling round. The manager of the Habaneras Shopping Center, Olga Hernandez, was responsible for providing the deputy mayor of the City of Torrevieja, Rosario Martinez, a commemorative plaque symbolizing that delivery. 

About Habaneras Shopping Mall

The Habaneras Shopping Centre, managed by JLL, opened in March 2005 and since then has become an integral part of the Torrevieja and Vega Baja society. Annually welcomes more than 4 million visitors from five continents, who enjoy its more than 60 shops and restaurants of prestigious brands.

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september 2019