Help fund Deghri Messengers دغري, Beirut bicycle messengers, trip to the European Cycle Messengers Champs

Deghri Messengers is a bike messenger service in Beirut. This means we deliver all kinds of stuff around the city using only bicycles and the power of our own bodies. It’s hard work and takes a special mix of fitness, passion for cycling, city orientation and pure guts.

 

some of the Deghri messengers taking a break from the road

Luckily we’re not on our own. There is an international community of bike messengers – professionals who work on their bikes every day to serve businesses in their respective cities. In the age of the internet, we can feel connected to this community by sharing news and advice online. However, nothing beats actually getting together with hundreds of messengers in one city, and this is what the ECMC (European Cycle Messenger Championship) is all about.

In the championships (this year from 3rd to 6th July in Stockholm, Sweden), messengers come together to hang out, exchange stories and most importantly to race! The goal is to be crowned the fastest messengers in and around Europe.

As a fairly new messenger service, it’s extremely valuable for us to attend the championship, meet other messengers and of course test our riding skills. What’s more, we will be representing Lebanon at this event, the most important in the bike messenger calendar in this part of the world.”

A lot more info on their Zoomal page.

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1 comment
  1. Thanks for the mention, Bill. We’re looking to put together a book of interviews and portraits while at the ECMC, which we will then translate into Arabic – by making these stories accessible to everyone here, we hope to make a small contribution to promoting the messenger culture in this part of the world. Hope to see some of the Londoners there, and if anyone wants to volunteer to give us a few words and a picture, let us know.

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