They enjoy cycling together
The family came from Turkey six years ago. There they lived in a big town.
– My job was quite close, I could go there on foot, says Yuksel. There was a lot of traffic, and there weren’t any cycle lanes.
”My eldest son helped me to practise cycling”Yuksel Yazicioglu
She could cycle a little. When she came to Sweden she saw a lot of people cycling.
– I thought, ’If they can, so can I’. So my eldest son helped me to practise cycling, in a wood not far from here, she says.
Yuksel works in the kitchen in several care homes.
– When I’m working here in the town, I cycle. When I’m in Åhus, Arkelstorp or Degeberga I take the bus. When I’m at home, I cycle.
”If I don’t have anything to do, I go out and cycle around”Yasemin Yazicioglu
Do you cycle every day?
– Yes, I most certainly do.
Both she and her daughter Yasemin think cycling is fun.
– I cycle with my friends. I haven’t been able to find a job this summer. If I don’t have anything to do, I go out and cycle around, says her daughter.
– I used to cycle to Österäng school – I went there for two years. It was quicker than walking, she says.
They both have hefty padlocks on their bikes. They have had other bikes that have been stolen.
– So we’ve bought old ones, mine is a bit rusty, laughs Yuksel.
”Cycling is better than going swimming”Yasemin Yazicioglu
They both think it’s pleasant to take the cycle path out to Långebro or Härlöv, or in Tivoliparken, and they cycle when they go to different places, such as when they go to the shops.
In August there wil be bicycle days here in Kristianstad. Can you see yourselves on a guided trip to Kjugekull or round Ivö?
– I’ll be working, says Yuksel.
– Maybe, if my friends come along too, answers Yasemin.
– I have a friend who likes cycling too. Cycling is better than going swimming, she says.
A bike helmet – what do you say to that?
– Well, I 'm not very keen on it, but perhaps we should have a look, says her mother.