February 12, 2016
Cancer checks get brothers pedalling
A team of Maori and Pasifika cyclists are on the road raising awareness of cancer.
The Uso Bike Ride will eventually cover from Bluff to Cape Reinga.
This week they’re traveling from Feilding to Hastings.
Project leader Talalelei Taufale says they want to raise awareness of the importance of having health checks and the benefits of cycling in general.
He says many Maori and Pasifika did not use cancer-related services due to cultural and structural barriers.
Mr Taufale says 'uso' means brother in Samoan, so the ride is about brothers united to improve the cycle of life for Pasifika and Maori people.
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