Departure: June 17, 2017 – 10AM, Ospedale Meyer – Florence (Italy)

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Meet the team

The Ciclomacchinisti & LIFC

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Mario Gulino

The Hero – With his Sicilian origins he is an expert in climbing, canoeing, marathon and apnea. Physical fatigue do not make him worried and the bike wheels are a natural extension of his heart.
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Marco Passarini

The Dutch – He might be a stuntmen of McGyver because he can do wonders with just a paper clip. Great pedal and excellent fork, Marco has the bike in his DNA.
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Simone Fuso

Lord Simon - Refined connoisseur of good food, this intrepid guy from Umbria lives always very successfully alongside Mario and Marco, both on trains and by bike.
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Ferdinando Marinozzi

Il Ciclomacchinista - Trasferito in Francia per amore ma sempre compagno di due ruote, è tornato in Italia apposta per Pedala Per Un Respiro!
Why supporting LIFC


Why supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Italian League (LIFC)

Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most common genetic disease in the country. In Italy every week 4 babies are born with this disease and in total it is estimated that there are about 6,000 patients; of these approximately 50% are 18 years old or older and the life expectancy for a child born today is 40 years.

CF is a multi-system disease that affects multiple organs and causes a variety of problems (frequent lung infections, pneumonia, infertility, severe intestinal disorders and much more), especially for the respiratory system. Often in order to survive organ transplants may be needed, even at a young age. The sport and the use of exercise bikes are among the activities recommended by doctors to relieve the symptoms of the desease (that’s why the project is called “Ride for a Breath“).

Tuscany LIFC continues his struggle, often against the indifference of the population, to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. That is why #RideForaBreath has the purpose of:

  • Raise funds to support children, families and research
  • Improve the quality of life of families
  • Raise awareness
  • Communicate with FC associations in the countries along the journey
  • Create an invisible chain of solidarity from every stage of the journey

Did you know that the song “I LIVED” by OneRepublic is inspired by the difficult lives of children with cystic fibrosis? Watch this exciting VIDEO, listen to his words and you will understand why it is worth helping us fighting it:

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The Journey

From Florence (Italy) to Finisterre (Spain) by bike

Saturday, June 17 2017 at 10 am they will depart from pediatric hospital Meyer, Florence (Italy). The route will touch then the cities listed alongside. Contact us for more details about the route.

Please note: the journey may vary.
  • Firenze
  • Empoli
  • Torino
  • Modane (France)
  • Paesi Baschi (tbd)
  • Santiago (Spain)
  • Finisterre (Spain)

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50€or more
  • Do you want to ride with us?
  • You are an amateur or professional rider and you want to be part of the journey? Contribute to Tuscany LIFC Onlus, contact us and come with us. We are pleased to share with you this important adventure. If we want to change the world, the more we are, the better!
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Share the official hashtag #RideForaBreath


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For more information about the project, sponsorship or details about the journey call us or write us:

Phone: +39 055 5662513
Call us from 9am till 12am every day except on Tuesday.
Or call us from 9am till 6pm calling the number 0039.329.6350841

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You can trust us. Visit the LIFC official websites: www.fibrosicistica.itwww.toscanafc.it