Following the widely reported and devastating news regarding the recent huge earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the FIM has responded to an urgent appeal by the Türkiye Motorcycling Federation (TMF) by sharing the request for vital equipment with its national federations and the wider motorcycling community.
To summarise the situation:
The roads in the earthquake affected area were severely destroyed, meaning that medicine and rescue teams can only reach these regions by using off-road motorcycles and quads.
However, this challenge is made even more testing by the severe weather conditions and temperature in the area that can drop as low as -18 Celsius.
Hence the riders desperately need the following equipment to allow them to successfully complete their missions:
- Thermal riding gears (M-L-XL-XXL)
- Motorcycle Winter Boots (Sizes: 38-39-40-41-42-43-44-45)
- Thermal motorcycling gloves
- Thermal underwear
- Backpack (suitable for carrying medicine)
- Motorcycle Goggles
- Motorcycle tyres that can be used on snow and offroad (Sizes:17-18-19-20-21)
- Motorcycle helmet (Sizes: S-M-L-XL-XXL)
Faithful to its goal of humanitarian aid, the International Foundation for Motorcycling (IFM) will provide assistance with the shipping of vital equipment to the Türkiye Motorcycling Federation up to the amount of 10 000 EUR, in addition to donations from the FIM including the FIM Administration, however we count of the commitment and support of the entire motorcycling community to help this country that is facing such a disaster.
Please send all equipment to: Turkish Motorcycle Federation – Hacıbayram Mah. Hipodrom Cad. Ankara Spor Salonu, Giriş Kat 06330 Altındağ/Ankara – Türkiye
To ensure fast delivery and to avoid delays with customs – please mark your delivery with
‘EARTHQUAKE AID MATERIAL’ and add the declared amount as free of charge.
On behalf of the IFM, FIM and TMF we would like to thank you in advance for your kind and vital support in this matter.