Obama at nuclear summit: ‘madmen’ threaten global security

The best way of making sure this will never happen, is to destroy and get rid of all nuclear weapons now.

US president issues warning to leaders but says that since first summit six years ago, the world has taken ‘concrete, tangible steps’ to reduce nuclear terrorism

US president issues warning to leaders but says that since first summit six years ago, the world has taken ‘concrete, tangible steps’ to reduce nuclear terrorism

“The danger of a terrorist group obtaining and using a nuclear weapon is one of the greatest threats to global security,” said Obama, convening the meeting of more than 50 world leaders in Washington.

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BIKE FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE AND EUROPE!

Bike for Peace and Mayors for Peace in Ukraine!

Our schedule in Ukraine is as follows:

  • April 21st to April 24th – Kyiv.
  • April 25th – Zhytomyr.
  • April 26th – Novograd-Volynskyi.
  • April 27th – Rivne.
  • April 28th – Pochaiv.
  • April 29th – Lviv.
  • April 30th – returning home from Kyiv.

The goal is to raise more awareness among the young people in Ukraine to make them aware of the advantages of cooperation, dialogue, non-violence and also about the consequences of nuclear weapons used against civilians.

From April 21st to April 24th Bike for Peace and Mayors for Peace will be in the Capital of Ukraine – the City of Kyiv! Our core activity is to have a conference, meetings with politicans, public persons and also with students and scholars.

Read the full program here: http://bikeforpeace.no/Ukrainedaytoday.pdf

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Great meeting with HWPL

Yesterday we in Bike For Peace enjoyed a great meeting in Oslo together with Tracy Song and Amy Park from HWPL.(Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light). They are promoting the declariation of international law for cessation of war and achievement of world peace.

They want to establish a new NGO in Norway to promote their work. We will work together in future projects in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, China and the rest of the world.

Read more about HWPL at http://www.hwpl.kr

We invited them to join us for the bike ride in Ukraine next month.

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Bike For Peace nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016

We in Bike For Peace are greatly honored to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016.

This nomination encourages and motivates us to continue our work for a world in peace and free from nuclear weapons.

Tore Naerland, Vladimir Smirnov and Frank Tomlinson in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Tore Naerland, Vladimir Smirnov and Frank Tomlinson in Astana, Kazakhstan.

This year, in cooperation with Mayors For Peace and the ATOM Project, we will organize peace-tours in Ukraine, China, Albania, Poland, Qatar, United States, India and Indonesia to encourage others to join our campaign for a peaceful world where all human beings are equal.

We invite as many people as possible to bike togehter with us in 2016!

You can find the nomination-letter here: Nobelnomination2016

 

Bergen 2017 with Bike For Peace and the great Norwegian Bicyclists

Yesterday we had a great meeting with the Norwegian Bicycle ambassadors Thor Hushovd, Alexander Kristoff and Dag Otto Lauritzen.
Bike For Peace in cooperation with Mayors For Peace will organize a peace-ride from Astana, Kazakhstan to the cycling world championships in Bergen, Norway in 2017. We will start from EXPO 2017 in Astana end of July, and bike via Chelyabinsk, minsk, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen where we arrive on the opening day of the world championships.

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Thor Hushov who is the most winning norwegian bicyclist in Tour de France with 10 stage victories, is an ambassador for the championships in Bergen. Alexander Kristoff is currently one of the worlds best cyclists, and he will also be one of the favourites for the gold medal in Bergen 2017.
Together we will ride for cycle sports, peace, friendship and the environment over the whole world!

Bike For Peace and the UCI Road World Championships

Bike for Peace in cooperation with Mayors For Peace will organice peace-rides as part of the nxt two UCI Road World Championships hosted in Doha and Bergen.

For the championship in Doha, Qatar (October 9 – 16, 2016), we will cooperate with schools, universities and other groups to organize bike rides around Qatar starting in Doha on October 5th 2016.

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For the championship in Bergen, Norway (September 16 – 24, 2017) we will organize a peace-ride starting in Astana, Kazakhstan beginning of August. Astana will be hosting the EXPO 2017 at that time, and as the theme of the EXPO 2017 is “Future Energy”, what could be a better way of celebrating it than to start our peace-ride there?

 

Vienna to Oslo in August 2016

Starting from August 12th, Bike For Peace in cooperation with Mayors For Peace will organize a peace ride from Vienna to Oslo.

We depart Vienna on the 12th, so all participants should arrive to Vienna latest 1 day before. On this tour we will be accompanied by a full size tour-bus that also has cargo capacity for all luggage and bicycles. Anyone who feels tired or wants to have some rest can choose to ride with the bus at any time.

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We will bike through 5 countries; Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark and Norway. We will organize public meetings in the different cities we visit, and also a start ceremony in Vienna and a finish ceremony in Oslo. We will travel with the ferry from copenhagen to Oslo. From Rostock to Gedesby there is also a ferry crossover.

 

Bike The Nobel

We at Bike for Peace enjoyed a great evening at the reception hosted by the embassy of Italy to Norway on Thursday.
The world cyclist Paola Gianotti arrived from Milano on her bicycle, carrying a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the bicycle, as part of a project called Bike The Nobel.
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Frank Tomlinson, Vice President of Bike For Peace met with the Embassador of Italy, Mr Giorgio Novello and Paola Gianotti to discuss the cooperation of future peace rides and projects all over the world.
We also met with representatives of numerous bicycle federations and also with the ambassador of Tunisia, Mr Ammar Ben Lamine to discuss how we can ensure that the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Tunisian Dialogue Quartet will keep growing all over the region.
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Bike for Peace in Ukraine

Bike for Peace will organize a peace-ride from Kiev to Lviv starting from April 23rd 2016 and lasting for one week.

During our tour we will visit several schools, universities and other institutions where we give lectures about our work for peace.

Together with regional manager of Bike for Peace in Ukraine, Stanislava Matvieieva, we will remind everyone about the rights and freedoms that people have, to provide legal and psychological support, and to unite for stronger human rights and freedoms;

The goal of this project is to enhance the legal awareness of the people to prevent and to protect them against violations of human and citizen rights.

We will also provide free legal and psychological assistance by category:
– Children
– Women
– Affected zone ATO
– Disabled

Read more here: Bike For Peace in Ukraine.

 

Biking on the Silk Road in China 2016 and 2017

We at Bike for Peace recently had a meeting with our partners and sponsors in Hangzhou to plan the bike rides for 2016 and 2017.

For 2016 we will organize a big bike ride 3rd or 4th On September in Hangzhou, When the G20 meeting taking place.

We want people from Hangzhou China, members of the G20 states and the rest of the world to participate. After that, we start biking out of Hangzhou to Xi’an. We will arrive in Xi’an on 14th of September 2016.

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The route from Hangzhou to Xi’is as follow: Hangzhou – Guangde – Xuancheng – Wuhu – Caohu – Hefei – Liuan – Guangshan – Xinyang – Biyang – Nanyang – Neixiang – Xixian – Shangnan – Danfeng – Shangluo – Lantian – Xi’an.

In 2017 we will continue our bike tour From Xi’an on the 10th of May with final destination Astana, Kazakhstan.

On the way, we will visit the big cities like Lanzhou, Urumqi and Almaty before we arrive in Astana on the opening day of the World Expo 2017, June 10th.